Phone addiction

Do you ever find yourself staring at your phone more than the person you are hanging out with?  Laying in bed gazing at a screen instead of into the eyes of your beloved?  Eating a meal in silence as everyone is engrossed in their own little world of social media?  

There is something so sad about looking around a table and seeing everyone looking down at their phones rather than interacting with each other.  I am guilty of it sometimes, particularly in an uncomfortable situation or when I’m not engrossed in conversation, my phone can seem like a safety blanket connecting me to people that I love.

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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.

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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.

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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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