Hi from the big midwest ice storm! Everything is closed today, including SLU! It's just now starting to ice and they are predicting half to an inch of ice today and tomorrow, so we are hunkered down at home. That means a four day weekend for us, which in med school terms = four whole days off to study! How's the weather where you are? I didn't get around to posting last Friday, so today I have a big list of Friday Favorites! Wanderer Bracelets These bracelets are hand carved by . . .
Man oh man, this semester is nuts. I guess you could probably guess that since I have barely blogged since school started again. I knew that as we got closer to taking step one of boards things would get busier and more stressful, but I never knew how overwhelming it would be this soon. We're currently taking Endocrinology, which I actually find really fascinating, but I'm having trouble balancing my time between studying for class and studying for boards. (I just scheduled my test . . .
This time of year is hard for people trying to gain weight. Really, any time is in today's society. But especially at the start of a new year when the focus is on weight loss and health tips and gym memberships, doing the opposite is a huge struggle. I know that when I was recovering from my eating disorder, both the full Anorexia Nervosa and the later recovery from Amenorrhea, I had some really bad moments. Sometimes it was just a few hours, sometimes it was full days of questioning and . . .
Classes start again today, and I've been using the past few days to get a plan together for this spring. I have 14 weeks until I take step one of boards. Just typing that freaks me out. That seems so short. I have two more classes left - Endocrinology then Skin, Bone & Joint - so for the next two months I'll be balancing studying for classes and studying for boards. Once classes are finished I have time off dedicated to boards studying before I take the exam in April. Up until this . . .
Another year of blogging in the books! It's always fun to look back at your favorite posts & pages of the year. Some are new this year, but some are older posts that have stayed popular. It's an interesting mix! I spent some time this week optimizing these posts -- new images, better SEO, a few minor edits (mostly taking out stuff about giveaways that isn't relevant anymore.) They're all updated and fresh for the new year. I have to take a moment to thank you all for reading. I've . . .
I'm sharing these meditation resources today for two purposes: For you all of course! Maybe you have wanted to get into meditation, or it's a New Year's Resolution, and you didn't know how or what or where. This is a pretty good guide of free resources, some apps, and some books you may love. For my classmates and me as we approach our boards studying period. We have had the importance of mindfulness during this stressful time drilled into us, but without a quick place to go to find . . .
It was a very low key Christmas in the Brady house this year. My younger brother spends Christmas with his fiancé, and my older brother spent most of Christmas day with his girlfriend, so there were just a few of us at the house. That's okay though - time spent with family and friends is always a treat! Friday Night I taught my regular 5:30pm yoga class and then quickly changed to meet all my high school friends for an engagement party. I don't see them enough, so it was so fun to catch up. We . . .
I just made a quick trip to Indianapolis and Louisville! My uncle had surgery in Indianapolis this past Monday (he is doing well), so my mom and aunt planned to drive over to spend some time with him. I decided to join them, with the added bonus of seeing my best friend, Laura! Once the Indianapolis portion was planned, I decided I should swing by Louisville on the way home too and see Brittany. Tuesday Tuesday afternoon I went straight to the hospital to see my uncle, then over to The Hot . . .
Hi from Indianapolis! My uncle recently had some major surgery (he's doing well), so my aunt, mom and I are up here to spend some time with him, but I get the bonus of seeing my best friend too! She's having a little meeting/Christmas gift exchange with the owners of the yoga studio she manages (If you're in Indy you MUST go to The Hot Room) so I'm sipping on a green juice and popping in for a quick block post. Outfits for holiday parties are so fun. I always wish I had more fancy . . .
I had quite the full weekend of celebrations! It started to ice pretty badly after my final on Friday, so despite braving it to the studio to teach class, no one showed up. I was slipping and sliding all over the roads and there were accidents everywhere, so I don't blame anyone for staying home! Instead I went over to my parents house where my little brother and his fiancé had just arrived from Minneapolis. We had Imo's pizza for dinner and then went down to the Anheuser Busch Brewery to . . .