The holidays can be a particularly rough time of year for people struggling with an eating disorder. Here are some tips from my own experience and reminders for both the person struggling and their family and friends. I remember when I was 17, just diagnosed with Anorexia a few months earlier, and my nutritionist asked me how I planned to handle Thanksgiving. I don't think I'd even thought about it. At the time I was on a pretty rigid meal plan, but still of foods that I deemed "safe." . . .
Subtitle: One of the many reasons why MS3 year is hard The first two years of medical school are like the school we're used to growing up. You have class, you have tests on a specific subject, you get your grade and move on to something else. Then third year begins. Third year we are thrown into the hospital. It's what we came to medical school for and it's where the true bulk of the learning happens. But it also means rotating through different specialties every 8 weeks, and different . . .
Finding the perfect, didn't-know-I-had-to-have-that gift for someone is so much fun for me. I keep a list of gift ideas going on my computer all the time -- I just love it! Last year I made a gift guide for students, and I'm updating it with more ideas these year. I split this year's into gifts for class, gifts for studying, and gifts for study breaks, and based it on things my friends and I use, appreciate, or would really love to have. You can't go wrong with any of these! Happy . . .
Happy Friday!! How was your week?? Mine was pretty busy with events every night. That makes it fly by, but means I didn't have enough time to study! This weekend will be ALL about the studying - our respiratory final is next Friday. Last night I got to go to the Cardinals game with some friends. It might be the last game I see this season - the wild card race is looking kinda iffy for us! But it was an exciting walk-off win and a great night with friends. Here are my Friday Favorites . . .
Yesterday was just one of those days. Just when I thought I was finished with my yucky cold, I woke up feeling like it had gotten worse again. I was foggy for most of the morning, but had a ton of work to do for my impending harp gig and neurology test. I unexpectedly had to deal with some friend issues (Wish I could share, but that wouldn't be cool. Just know it's not at all fun.) And then I started cranking away on some lectures. I started to get really anxious. I could actually feel . . .
I am exhausted!! Anyone else? All of us? Some of my meetings ran long this past weekend, which cut into my study time, which means I didn't get as much done as I needed to and now I'm playing catch up all week. I'm actually not going to class this week, which isn't normally my style. Instead I'm choosing to go through the recordings of the lectures really slowly so I have time to look things up and make sure I get it fully before moving on. Neurology is intense!! Lots of looking at slices . . .
This first week back at school has been so fun! Breaks are almost sad because everyone is gone -- I love my friends and classmates and have so much fun with them, even if means being in classes and studying a lot too:) I'm glad everyone is back! Wednesday night I tried a new restaurant - Lulu's Local Eatery. It's all vegan which brings me back to my vegetarian days when I would have been all over this place. Even though I eat everything now, I still love trying creative foods and think vegan . . .
This morning I took a class at Jiva Yoga here in Hilton Head with my little brother's girlfriend. At the beginning of the class the instructor shared a quote with us: "You can't be greedy while you're grateful." At first it sort of went in one ear and out the other as a cliched Thanksgiving quote, but then something hit me: For as happy as I am right now, I can easily get taken to a jealous place. Mostly I get jealous of friends my age that are happily settled in their careers, in stable . . .
I've owed you all a Louisville Favorites post for a while. And now that my move is less than a month away, I finally put it together. //via// Louisville is an AWESOME city. I grew up in St. Louis, and Louisville feels like a smaller slightly more southern version of home. It's definitely a "midwestern southern town" and a "southern midwest town. " Tons of parks, a great foodie scene, hometown sports, an super fun traditions like horse racing and bourbon drinking. I'd highly recommend a . . .
Y'all...yesterday I started packing for my move. It's still over 5 weeks away, but since I'm driving home this weekend before I fly to Colorado I am going to bring home a bunch to lighten the load for later. PACKING! Gosh that makes me sad. Anyway, I never even gave you guys a tour of my little apartment here so I took some pictures before I started boxing things up. I LOVE where I live -- the location rocks, it's plenty of space for me, and I am in love with the kitchen. I'm really going . . .