Journaling

Loving Your Unique Body

The poet Mary Oliver said, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

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Racial Injustices in Medicine

One of the saddest things that I read about recently, was the story of 2 young black sisters with sickle cell disease, who both suffered strokes. (See the full article here.) The suffering of these girls is so frustrating because these strokes are 90% preventable.⁠⁠

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Self-Care for our Resilience

Self doubt is real. And self-care can help to keep us afloat.

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Lifestyle is Prevention

One of the biggest ironies in the practice of medicine is that there is very little focus on prevention.

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Our Bodies Have the Capacity to Heal

What if we have the power to heal our bodies by changing how we think and feel?⁠

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The Diamond Inside of Us

As a primary care doc, sometimes I would tell this story to plant a seed of hope in my patients- that perhaps their lives can go differently, if they choose.

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Maybe the Answer is Simpler Than We Think

Sometimes we look for the answers elsewhere, when the answer may be right there- in front of us.

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The Magnolia is One Badass Flower!

And what meaning it has!⁠ ⁠ The flower represents femininity, gentleness, dignity, and perseverance. While they are soft and subtle in color, they are strong in their appearance, blooming boldly.⁠

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