Finishing Finals

Waking up on the day of my final exam of medical school, the familiar feeling of pre-exam jitters washed over me. That combination of anxiety and relief, the anticipation of it being almost over, the flutters that make it feel like your gut is doing backflips.

Over my eight year of university these feelings have not dampened, though I like to think that I tend to be on the good side of the anxiety curve, where it is more of a help than a hinderance. It is that same happy balance point I aim for when it comes to caffeination, just enough coffee to improve performance, without so much that you become shaky and completely unproductive. 

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Soul-searching and self-discovery

At the start of a new rotation our supervising doctor asked us to go around the room and give a short introduction of ourselves. While it was a straightforward task, there was something about listening to everyone’s story that made me reflect on what it is that defines who we are.


Always my introduction will begin with:

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Beginner’s Green Smoothie

It’s a New Year and you know what that means – lots of New Year’s resolutions, and I’d hedge a bet that a majority of them somehow relate to health and wellbeing.

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While I personally try to be healthy all year round,  the over-indulgence of the festive season and the thought of a fresh calendar full of new intentions tends to give me that ounce of extra motivation required to turn things up a notch.

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Summer to-do list

Have you ever made a to-do list for leisure activities?  I often do… but the best part is it doesn’t matter if you check things off or not, and the more you do check off the more fun you are having!


Since the summer holidays have officially started, here is my summertime list of ‘to-dos’ (or in many cases, the to-dos are forcing you to just relax)

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