December 31, 2013

One thing I learned today: Stop fighting your body and listen to it.

One thing I'm grateful for: A much needed motivational boost.

December 30, 2013

One thing I learned today: I am tired.

One thing I'm grateful for: A small start on regaining my health.

December 29, 2013

One thing I learned today: Everything is going to be different.

One thing I'm grateful for: I accept that, finally.

December 28, 2013

One thing I learned today: It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.

One thing I'm grateful for: The approach of a NEW YEAR!

December 27, 2013

One thing I learned today: Eating the standard American diet isn't some little flaw to cut myself some slack about. It's playing with fire.

One thing I'm grateful for: "Don't ever forget you're awesome."  -Shradha

December 26, 2013

One thing I learned today:

One thing I'm grateful for: Power.

December 25, 2013

One thing I learned today: Keep moving forward.

One thing I'm grateful for: My new VITAMIX!!!

December 24, 2014

One thing I learned today: "It is because society tells us that women are objects, not subjects, that even good men, when speaking out against violence against women, tell other men to imagine her as 'somebody’s wife, somebody’s mother, somebody’s daughter, or somebody’s sister,' it never occurring to them that maybe, just maybe, a woman is also 'somebody'."

One thing I'm grateful for: An amazing new feminist blog find - every post hits it out of the park. 

December 23, 2014

One thing I learned today: Nutrition and sleep are SO intimately connected.

One thing I'm grateful for: Confidence.

December 22, 2013

One thing I learned today: Fresh air & food do a body good.

One thing I'm grateful for: The return of HealthTracker - new & improved 2014 version. ;) It's so on.

December 21, 2013

One thing I learned today: We need to stop apologizing and thinking we owe justification.

One thing I'm grateful for: A Christmas miracle in which my stomach randomly decided to tolerate some beer!

December 20, 2013

One thing I learned today: I am still REALLY uncomfortable with crying.

One thing I'm grateful for: Shared experiences with friends.

December 19, 2013

One thing I learned today: That I need to start a more writing-intensive blog because, apparently, I have a lot to say these days. Today's food for thought...

The thing that is bothering me with this debate on whether or not Beyonce is a feminist is the repeated comment I see that if a woman is being overtly sexual (particularly in a performance context like she is), she is promoting the objectification of women and is either guilty for doing it knowingly, or is fooling and somehow harming herself without even realizing it. And I can think of few things more patriarchal and misogynistic, or more divisive to feminism, than claiming women don't know what's best for themselves. Frankly, it seems very akin to victim blaming in rape to me. Objectification of women is a HUGE problem - so why aren't we focusing on the ones doing the objectifying instead of suggesting women censor how they express themselves? There is no acceptable line of sexual expression at which men (and even other women) will stop objectifying women - it is not up to women to censor themselves to prevent objectification. It is up to us as a society to demand that the objectifiers to stop this behavior. I also don't see this level of "concern" for male artists who capitalize on their sexuality and aesthetic. We don't sit around fretting that they must be psychologically damaged in some way or don't understand what they are doing to themselves or their gender. So I call bullshit and say that the only people fooling themselves here are those who think it's feminist to try to exclude and put down a woman because she behaves in a way that hasn't traditionally been associated with feminism.

One thing I'm grateful for: So many kick-ass women in my life. 

December 18, 2013

One thing I learned today: What I want for myself in 2014 - and since part of that is to be more open and vulnerable, here it is:

I want to grow more as a person. I want to work hard through therapy and come out feeling great about my body and owning my sexuality. I want to be more open and vulnerable with others, and also become stronger. I want to learn to fight - both literally and figuratively. I want to take care of myself not because I am following rules or want to look good, but because I care about my long-term health and know what is best for my body and want to honor that, even if it means going against the grain. I want to wake up every morning and beast through a killer workout, meditate, and go into each day calm and confident. I want to end each day knowing I gave it my all and honored myself by doing my best work. I want to be bolder and assert my opinions without worrying what others think, to be confident in my intelligence and eloquence, and to embrace feminism and set an example for other girls and women to NEVER shrink down. I want to be still enough to sit and read a book again, to just be - I want to relearn to be truly present. I want to honor my relationships and be a better friend and daughter, and continue to learn that time spent with others is rarely time wasted and will make me successful at what truly matters - living. I want to have FUN and remember that doing so comes from within. Most of all, I want to start the journey to becoming a physician and never forget why I set out to do it or lose my humanity along the way.

One thing I'm grateful for: All of you who have taken the time to read my ramblings over the past couple of years - I think I probably know most of you who read this in real life, and I've learned so much from you and really value having you in my life.

December 17, 2013

One thing I learned today: Let people take care of you.

One thing I'm grateful for: Those who lent a kind ear today.

December 16, 2013

One thing I learned today: Focus on one thing at a time.

One thing I'm grateful for: Both pleasant and amusing conversations with patients today.

December 15, 2013

One thing I learned today: Red eyes are rough.

One thing I'm grateful for: My ability to beast through 36 hours without sleep fairly easily (albeit uncomfortably and with too much caffeine).

December 14, 2013

One thing I learned today: For the 8,000th time, grains/flour/sugar make me feel like absolute crap and I really need to just stop trying to eat them.

One thing I'm grateful for: Getting to spend some time with friends I rarely see!

December 13, 2013

One thing I learned today: People are people, no matter where you go.

One thing I'm grateful for: Being asked the hard questions.

December 12, 2013

One thing I learned today: Damn, Colorado really IS sunny!

One thing I'm grateful for: An extremely warm welcome from a bunch of people I'd never met before.

December 11, 2013

One thing I learned today: Anticipation is always worse than whatever you are anticipating facing.

One thing I'm grateful for: A sweet new suitcase from my parents!

December 10, 2013

One thing I learned today: Not out of the woods.

One thing I'm grateful for: An avocado. 

December 9, 2013

One thing I learned today: Incognito.

One thing I'm grateful for: Cabins.

December 8, 2013

One thing I learned today: Stick to the plan.

One thing I'm grateful for: Temporariness.

December 7, 2013

One thing I learned today: Stop for a little bit.

One thing I'm grateful for: Holiday cheer!

December 6, 2013

One thing I learned today: Be mindful of your body's limitations. There is no rush.

One thing I'm grateful for: Encouragement to be bold.

December 5, 2013

One thing I learned today: Don't be so negative.

One thing I'm grateful for: My mom for driving my ass to and from Long Island and putting up with me the whole time.

December 4, 2013

One thing I learned today: Stadium stairs are WAY harder than I thought.

One thing I'm grateful for: A committed workout partner in crime.

December 3, 2013

One thing I learned today: Workout every day. You won't regret it.

One thing I'm grateful for: Bed.

December 2, 2013

One thing I learned today: Drink water!!!

One thing I'm grateful for: Friends.

December 1, 2013

One thing I learned today: Beyonce is even more incredibly amazing at life than I knew. Woah.

One thing I'm grateful for: An unexpected break and a day of solitary activities and regrouping.

November 30, 2013

One thing I learned today: Three is my number.

One thing I'm grateful for: The positivity of my friends, who inspire me to be my very best self.

November 29, 2013

One thing I learned today: Maintain perspective on the big picture. It is WELL worth the temporary stress at present.

One thing I'm grateful for: The amazing opportunities I've received so far this year and the increasingly real possibility of the start of what will likely be the greatest adventure of my life. Hope.

November 28, 2013

One thing I learned today: I am infinitely happier on days I workout.

One thing I'm grateful for: Everything! It's Thanksgiving! :-P

November 27, 2013

One thing I learned today: I belong in cities.

One thing I'm grateful for: My parents' generosity.

November 26, 2013

One thing I learned today: I miss writing. (More than a few sentences at a time, at least.)

One thing I'm grateful for: The happiness of those around me at a time when the season isn't kind to my own mood. I only hope my melancholy is not as contagious as their joy.

November 25, 2013

One thing I learned today: There are VERY few things in this world that make me feel as great as exercise.

One thing I'm grateful for: The November Project - had an AMAZING start to my Monday thanks to them today, and if anyone would like to join me on any Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings going forward, let me know!

November 24, 2013

One thing I learned today: I am TIRED. Truly tired.

One thing I'm grateful for: Hope. And friends - always friends.

November 23, 2013

One thing I learned today: “Self-respect is a lonely emotion. It is the quietest dignity, that of valour and pride and competence. It will offer you nothing but the solemn nod that you did what was right, what was good. You will look in the mirror with fear and sadness and know that you were something remarkable. And you will feel the weakest form of better. You will feel empty and hopeless and scared, but you will feel better because self-respect isn’t just an emotion, it’s an aura. Self-respect doesn’t wrap you gently in warmth - it is a steel rod in your spine. It is height and pride and honor. It is better than being wrapped in warmth because it is warmth from the inside. It is the fire of dignity.” Reblogged from Date By Numbers, an amazing recent find.

One thing I'm grateful for: That, for all my ranting about how the Internet/electronic communication has changed the way we relate to one another, strangers on the Internet sometimes say profound and beautiful things.

November 22, 2013

One thing I learned today: Do not let yourself get cumulatively dehydrated. 

One thing I'm grateful for: Prepared foods. 

November 21, 2013

One thing I learned today: "People often confuse self-kindness with self-indulgence: that huge piece of pie is an indulgence, it's numbing -- it's not a kindness. Particularly if you know you'll feel a little sick after you eat it...Kindness is not just spineless and mushy. It's also awareness and resolve to follow through."

One thing I'm grateful for: At least a couple people in my life who understand this.

November 20, 2013

One thing I learned today: "It's always the boyfriend." -AK47

One thing I'm grateful for: The promise of sweet, sweet sleep tonight.

November 19, 2013

One thing I learned today: Suck it up.

One thing I'm grateful for: People to talk to.

November 18, 2013

One thing I learned today: Brooklyn always keeps it real.

One thing I'm grateful for: Not getting bullshitted and receiving some very frank and insightful advice.

November 17, 2013

One thing I learned today: Stop engaging in the dance.

One thing I'm grateful for: SUZIE!

November 16, 2013

One thing I learned today: I am likely as intolerant to MSG as I am of beer. Add it to the list...

One thing I'm grateful for: A fun, super-welcoming group of new people!

November 15, 2013

One thing I learned today: I don't enjoy spending time with those who don't share my values or add positivity to my life. Selfishness comes in many forms.

One thing I'm grateful for: Detachment.

November 14, 2013

One thing I learned today: Trying hard FEELS GOOD.

One thing I'm grateful for: Many, many colored pens.

November 13, 2013

One thing I learned today: The conference room will always be the ultimate study location.

One thing I'm grateful for: STUDY BUDDIES!

November 12, 2013

One thing I learned today: If you respect yourself, you will not procrastinate or fall prey to distractions

One thing I'm grateful for: A flexible job.

November 11, 2013

One thing I learned today: A little bit about fructose-2,6-bisphosphate regulation. Hopefully.

One thing I'm grateful for: The hard work and sacrifices of all of the amazing men and women who have served this country.

November 10, 2013

One thing I learned today: Don't try to do so much work on the weekends. You're not productive.

One thing I'm grateful for: My new desk!

November 9, 2013

One thing I learned today: I'm not actually capable of singlehandedly carrying a desk up three flights of stairs. I know I've gotten big on not underestimating my ability, but definitely lacked judgment on this one...

One thing I'm grateful for: The generosity of a friend.

November 8, 2013

One thing I learned today: Less tracking, more doing.

One thing I'm grateful for: The willpower to quit caffeine.

November 7, 2013

One thing I learned today: Ruthlessly walk your truth.


One thing I'm grateful for:
 That no one questions the small blender under my desk. (Knock on wood.)

November 6, 2013

One thing I learned today: I am not a slacker, and behaving like one makes me feel disappointed in and out of touch with myself.

One thing I'm grateful for: Little by little, getting back in touch with my true self.

November 5, 2013

One thing I learned today: I have literally zero desire to consume anything that's not healthy. None.

One thing I'm grateful for: That I don't give a flying f*** anymore if people find this strange.

November 4, 2013

One thing I learned today: I've said it before and I'll say it again - getting up early is THE. BEST.

One thing I'm grateful for: Peace and quiet.

November 3, 2013

One thing I learned today: I have drifted away quite a bit in my practice of mindfulness. Time to recommit.

One thing I'm grateful for: To have stumbled upon a group of like-minded people my age engaging in an activity NOT revolving around eating, drinking or shopping! Yay!

November 2, 2013

One thing I learned today: Time spent catching up with an old friend is more important than charming new people.

One thing I'm grateful for: Beautiful weather for this time of year.

November 1, 2013

One thing I learned today: Carry yourself with lightness and confidence.

One thing I'm grateful for: Feeling welcome.

October 31, 2013

One thing I learned today: It's ok to not want the same things as everybody else.

One thing I'm grateful for: Positive energy and kind thoughts.

October 30, 2013

One thing I learned today: You are what you do.

One thing I'm grateful for: Incredibly wise advice from a number of people I am incredibly lucky to know.

October 29, 2013

One thing I learned today: Blake Lively, 50 Cent, Abe Lincoln, James Franco & I all have something in common!

One thing I'm grateful for: Rest.

October 28, 2013

One thing I learned today: I know what I want to do.

One thing I'm grateful for: The discovery of an unexpectedly like-minded friend.

October 27, 2013

One thing I learned today: Model through.

One thing I'm grateful for: A plan of action.

October 26, 2013

One thing I learned today: My natural haircolor is NOT "dark blonde" as I believed - it's straight up brunette!

One thing I'm grateful for: My lovely hairdresser!

October 25, 2013

One thing I learned today: 

One thing I'm grateful for: Girlfriends who support health & growth. 

October 24, 2013

One thing I learned today: Focus on what you have to gain, not what you have to lose.

One thing I'm grateful for: That my experiences and teachers in life thus far have cultivated me into someone who can view herself critically - the first step to any meaningful change.

October 23, 2013

One thing I learned today: Accept futility.

One thing I'm grateful for: Advice.

October 22, 2013

One thing I learned today: I know what to do.

One thing I'm grateful for: Google spreadsheets.


October 21, 2013

One thing I learned today: Remove that which causes you stress.

One thing I'm grateful for: More beautiful sun.

October 20, 2013

One thing I learned today: Socializing and consumption are not as intertwined as you believed. Stop creating limits for yourself.

One thing I'm grateful for: A weekend full of catching up with friends.

October 19, 2013

One thing I learned today: Choose sleep. It is more important than whatever you are worrying about doing in its place.

One thing I'm grateful for: A little fearlessness rubbing off on me.

October 18, 2013

One thing I learned today: Give without expectation.

One thing I'm grateful for: Sisterhood.

October 17, 2013

One thing I learned today: "Those who say that seeing is believing have it all wrong. Only when we believe do we begin to see (what we are supposed to see)." - Derek Jensen, The Culture of Make Believe

One thing I'm grateful for: A well-placed 7-11.

October 16, 2013

One thing I learned today: One day a small boy was trying to move a heavy stone, but he couldn't budge it. His father, passing by, stopped to watch his efforts. Finally, he said to his son, "Are you using all your strength?" "Yes I am," the boy cried, exasperated. "No," the father said calmly. "You're not. You haven't asked me to help you."

One thing I'm grateful for: True security comes from social, not monetary, capital. I am blessed to be rich in the former.  

October 15, 2013

One thing I learned today: "It is interesting that we always try to predict the future, even though we are horrible at it."

One thing I'm grateful for: A moment of humor.

October 14, 2013

One thing I learned today: A number of profoundly helpful reminders from my dear friend Swimming.

One thing I'm grateful for:  A day at home to put my house in order.

October 13, 2013

One thing I learned today: Instead of starting over, stop giving up.

One thing I'm grateful for: A firm resolve.

October 12, 2013

One thing I learned today: There is no need to alter your experience from fully experiencing being you in the present, ever.

One thing I'm grateful for: My eyes opening.

October 11, 2013

One thing I learned today: In breaking my other addictions I must remember to not become addicted to planning in the process.

One thing I'm grateful for: My memory seeming to pull through as usual...

October 10, 2013

One thing I learned today: The longer I go without poisoning my body, the better I feel.

One thing I'm grateful for: Inspiration.

October 9, 2013

One thing I learned today: Protect your goals.

One thing I'm grateful for: My body.

October 8, 2013

One thing I learned today: I NEED to have less screen time.

One thing I'm grateful for: 27 in 27 goals.

October 7, 2013

One thing I learned today: Never try to live up to anyone else's expectations.

One thing I'm grateful for: A wonderful surprise of being credited on something!

October 6, 2013

One thing I learned today: Sober weekends are significantly longer - a nice gift of time.

One thing I'm grateful for: A great morning with some great friends and local foods!

October 5, 2013

One thing I learned today: I still have some work to do re: not judging a book by its cover.

One thing I'm grateful for: Some extended alone time this weekend to honor my inner introvert.

October 4, 2013

One thing I learned today: I forgot how incredible getting up early was. :)

One thing I'm grateful for: Lots of friends willing to go out and do unique and new things.

October 3, 2013

One thing I learned today: I am uneasy with empty space and time right now - something to examine further.

One thing I'm grateful for: HabitList. It works!

October 2, 2013

One thing I learned today: Honor your body.

One thing I'm grateful for: Solitude.

October 1, 2013

One thing I learned today: Let go and the world will open up to you.

One thing I'm grateful for: A little positive energy in my home now!

September 30, 2013

One thing I learned today: I have no one to impress but me.

One thing I'm grateful for: I'm learning, little by little.

September 29, 2013

One thing I learned today: Climb a mountain, tell no one.

One thing I'm grateful for: Peace with and acceptance of myself, without need for external validation.

September 28, 2013

One thing I learned today: That's funny.

One thing I'm grateful for: My very first post-surgical RUN today!!! :) :) :) :) :)

September 27, 2013

One thing I learned today: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." -ER (and a lil' bit YJ AND a lil' bit LW too!)

One thing I'm grateful for: An unexpected night of productivity.

September 26, 2013

One thing I learned today: Just one? I learned literally <dozens!> of facts about <CATS>! >o<

One thing I'm grateful for: Pranks. God, I forgot how much fun they were.

September 25, 2013

One thing I learned today: "When I do good I feel good. That is my religion." - Abraham Lincoln

One thing I'm grateful for: Fall.

September 24, 2013

One thing I learned today: Fun is more fun when it's a reward for hard work.

One thing I'm grateful for: A surprisingly happy & healthy brain given the season.

September 23, 2013

One thing I learned today: There's no age limit on fun.

One thing I'm grateful for: The utter ridiculousness that is life.

September 22, 2013

One thing I learned today: Just do you. Well.

One thing I'm grateful for: A lovely reminder that I'm definitely, definitely, definitely intolerant of/allergic to beer. Bleh.

September 21, 2013

One thing I learned today: Focus on fun.

One thing I'm grateful for: B, for reminding me always of the wise words of PK 1.0.   ; )

September 20, 2013

One thing I learned today: Rest is one of the greatest productivity hacks of all time.

One thing I'm grateful for: Budding friendships.

September 19, 2013

One thing I learned today: I think I'm becoming one of those people who "needs" 7 hours of sleep. :-/

One thing I'm grateful for: An unexpected night out with a good friend!

September 18, 2013

One thing I learned today: There's no stopping crazy.

One thing I'm grateful for: Plans to get out of the house!

September 17, 2013

One thing I learned today: Being productive is the best feeling.

One thing I'm grateful for: A side job to keep me afloat!

September 16, 2013

One thing I learned today: A major city is maybe not a must.

One thing I'm grateful for: A great trip with a great friend. :)

September 15, 2013

One thing I learned today: Great minds think alike.

One thing I'm grateful for: Catching PK 1.0 & ma in VT!

September 14, 2013

One thing I learned today: I've found my people. They're all in Vermont. Along with the kale.

One thing I'm grateful for: TRUE relaxation. So happy.

September 13, 2013

One thing I learned today: Don't let a bully intimidate you. They're usually all bark and no bite anyway.

One thing I'm grateful for: ESCAPE TOMORROW!

September 12, 2013

One thing I learned today: Other people are not as stressful as you make them out to be. Be a little more open.

One thing I'm grateful for: A little extra time opening up in my day.

September 11, 2013

One thing I learned today: We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

One thing I'm grateful for: Writing.

September 10, 2013

One thing I learned today: "A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book." -Irish Proverb

One thing I'm grateful for: HELP ME JANICE!!!

September 9, 2013

One thing I learned today: "Remain true to yourself, but move ever upward toward greater consciouness and greater love! At the summit you will find yourselves united with all those who, from every direction, have made the same ascent. For everything that rises must converge." -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

One thing I'm grateful for: An unexpected call from someone who I think can really help me.

September 8, 2013

One thing I learned today: Biohack.

One thing I'm grateful for: A new challenge and opportunity to mentor someone.

September 7, 2013

One thing I learned today: One day at a time.

One thing I'm grateful for: New friends!

September 6, 2013

One thing I learned today: Listen to your body when you need to rest.

One thing I'm grateful for: Feeling loved and like people were thinking of me, even on a night I stayed in alone!

September 5, 2013

One thing I learned today: Keep your house in order.

One thing I'm grateful for: The knowledge to get my own health back on track.

September 4, 2013

One thing I learned today: Getting involved, working hard and trying my best feels good. I'm not sure why I ever stopped.

One thing I'm grateful for: A renewed zest for work!

September 3, 2013

One thing I learned today: Don't take a true friend for granted.

One thing I'm grateful for: Working somewhere where there are always people around and awake. I love hospitals.

September 2, 2013

One thing I learned today: Act as you act, without concern for how others perceive your actions.

One thing I'm grateful for: A long weekend.

September 1, 2013

One thing I learned today: You only have one real problem in this life, and it WILL creep up if left unchecked.

One thing I'm grateful for: A reminder to keep all other problems in perspective. 

August 31, 2013

One thing I learned today: The unhappiest people in this world are the people who care the most about what everyone else thinks.

One thing I'm grateful for: A little peace at home for now. 

August 30, 2013

One thing I learned today: It's time for me to start listening better to others. I've allowed anxiety to make me temporarily selfish. Not dwelling, moving forward.

One thing I'm grateful for: Always having someone there. 

August 29, 2013

One thing I learned today: "Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better."  - Pat Riley

One thing I'm grateful for: An unexpected ally!

August 28, 2013

One thing I learned today: Age does not necessarily correlate with maturity.

One thing I'm grateful for: Unconditional support and fun new acquaintances. 

August 27, 2013

One thing I learned today: "In a sense you can do nothing wrong really, and you can do nothing right. All you can do is learn." - Anonymous

One thing I'm grateful for: A KICKASS landlord.

August 26, 2013

One thing I learned today:

One thing I'm grateful for: The wisdom and brilliance a friend had to remind my of my OWN wise words.

August 25, 2013

One thing I learned today:

One thing I'm grateful for: A reassuring friend.

August 24, 2013

One thing I learned today: I have no right to demand anyone behave the way I want them to.

One thing I'm grateful for: An opportunity to practice patience, a quality I could certainly stand to develop more of.

August 23, 2013

One thing I learned today: I am more emotionally mature than I realized.

One thing I'm grateful for: The amazing people who have found their way into my life.

August 22, 2013

One thing I learned today: Protect what matters by keeping it close to you. Not everything is meant to be shared.

One thing I'm grateful for: The re-realization that much well-intentioned advice is actually terrible.

August 21, 2013

One thing I learned today: "The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude.” - Dennis S. Brown

One thing I'm grateful for: My panel of male life advisers.

July 29, 2013

One thing I learned today: Getting back into my morning routine feels So. Damn. Good.

One thing I'm grateful for: Being able to use my legs more and more each day.

July 28, 2013

One thing I learned today: Laundry doesn't have to take all day if you don't let it.

One thing I'm grateful for: Ten hours of glorious, glorious sleep.

July 27, 2013

One thing I learned today: Even when you are tired, behind on life and busy, you rarely regret getting out of the house to see a friend.

One thing I'm grateful for: A bunch of people in my life who are always up for new adventures.

July 26, 2013

One thing I learned today: A treat every now and then can maybe be ok.

One thing I'm grateful for: A life that at times resembles a sitcom.

July 25, 2013

One thing I learned today: Don't overthink.

One thing I'm grateful for: Floppy puppies.

July 24, 2013

One thing I learned today: It feels better to get back to work after a weekend of pure fun.

One thing I'm grateful for: A positive outlook.

July 23, 2013

One thing I learned today: Don't overshare.

One thing I'm grateful for: Being bold(er).

July 22, 2013

One thing I learned today: Teaching others is fun.

One thing I'm grateful for: Having some experience under my belt.

July 21, 2013

One thing I learned today: Sundays CAN be fun!

One thing I'm grateful for: A beautiful day outdoors.

July 20, 2013

One thing I learned today: Old habits die hard. I still overcommit!

One thing I'm grateful for: Reconnecting with friends.

July 19, 2013

One thing I learned today: There is no need to fear yourself.

One thing I'm grateful for: A much-needed break for self-reflection.

July 18, 2013

One thing I learned today: It feels great to be on top of things.

One thing I'm grateful for: The fact that my job is just naturally entertaining.  

July 17, 2013

One thing I learned today: Med school apps =


One thing I'm grateful for: The opportunity to sell my body to science right here at work!

July 16, 2013

One thing I learned today:

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One thing I'm grateful for: Perspective.

July 15, 2013

One thing I learned today: Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. 

One thing I'm grateful for: Being just a little bit smarter than my own mind.

July 14, 2013

One thing I learned today: I want off the merry-go-round.

One thing I'm grateful for: At least one sane roommate.

July 13, 2013

One thing I learned today: I really can't eat recreationally anymore.

One thing I'm grateful for: A nice little crew. (Mostly Krew.)

July 12, 2013

One thing I learned today: It's NOT worth it.

One thing I'm grateful for: How bad I feel.

July 11, 2013

One thing I learned today: "Much protest is naive; it expects quick, visible improvement and gives up when such improvement does not come. Protestors who hold out longer have perhaps understood that success is not the proper goal. If protest depended on success, there would be little protest of any durability or significance. History simply affords too little evidence that anyone's individual protest is of any use. Protest that endures, I think, is moved by a hope far more modest than that of public success: namely, the hope of preserving qualities in one's own heart and spirit that would be destroyed by acquiescence." -Wendell Berry

One thing I'm grateful for: Insight. 


July 10, 2013

One thing I learned today: It never hurts to ask for help.

One thing I'm grateful for: A new batch of veggies!

July 9, 2013

One thing I learned today: When you make it out of the woods, keep running.

One thing I'm grateful for: Wise words from an old patient.

July 8, 2013

One thing I learned today: Be with people.

One thing I'm grateful for: Friendliness.

July 7, 2013

One thing I learned today: The meaning of TRUE confidence. (Thank you Swimming!)

One thing I'm grateful for: An excellent role model of quiet confidence.

July 6, 2013

One thing I learned today: Do not underestimate the power of structure for your well-being.

One thing I'm grateful for: The knowledge that I can do again what I've done before.

July 5, 2013

One thing I learned today: Lay low. The less you assume the need to justify your choices, the less others will ask you to do so.

One thing I'm grateful for: Freedom.

July 4, 2013

One thing I learned today: Take your time.

One thing I'm grateful for: Friends.

July 3, 2013

One thing I learned today: Do things that scare you, including seeking support.

One thing I'm grateful for: Finding others like me.

July 2, 2013

One thing I learned today: Blondes do have (at least a little) more fun.

One thing I'm grateful for: Summer.

July 1, 2013

One thing I learned today: I need to re-learn focus.

One thing I'm grateful for: A slow and short week.

June 30, 2013

One thing I learned today: I can never get lax about sleep hygeine.

One thing I'm grateful for: Being back in my own bed.

June 29, 2013

One thing I learned today: Healing bodies get tired!

One thing I'm grateful for: A steady recovery.

June 28, 2013

One thing I learned today: I should be happy for all of my accomplishments this month.

One thing I'm grateful for: Making it through June.

 

June 27, 2013

One thing I learned today: Everything looks a little brighter in the morning (even on a cloudy day).

One thing I'm grateful for: Good, deep sleep.

June 26, 2013

One thing I learned today: Wanting anyone to do less than what is best for their health, success and happiness is selfish. Severely diminish communication, or even consider cutting ties, with those who undermine your goals.

One thing I'm grateful for: People in my life who are secure enough in themselves and their decisions to not question mine.

June 25, 2013

One thing I learned today: Staying calm, maintaining a positive outlook and taking care of yourself works. I proved my own theory right and didn't buy into the idea of cramming, panicking or making a mountain out of a test, which means that today...

One thing I'm grateful for: My amazing MCAT score!!!

June 24, 2013

One thing I learned today: Getting stitches out is actually kind of gross, even for me.

One thing I'm grateful for: My SUPER soft sheets!

June 23, 2013

One thing I learned today: If you have a gut feeling you shouldn't rewatch a scary movie, don't.

One thing I'm grateful for: Some comedy to clear my head!

June 22, 2013

One thing I learned today: I should never let anyone talk me out of what's best for me.

One thing I'm grateful for: A community of support and understanding.

June 21, 2013

One thing I learned today: Abstaining 100%, no exceptions, from sugar, flour & grains is the best thing I could do for myself. I have ZERO cravings for them.

One thing I'm grateful for: Getting out of the house!

June 20, 2013

One thing I learned today: Ice is awesome.

One thing I'm grateful for: Slow but sure progress.

 

June 19, 2013

One thing I learned today: While I do not like bacon on its own, bacon infused into a grassfed burger is nottttt too shabby.

One thing I'm grateful for: Very kind and understanding bosses!

June 18, 2013

One thing I learned today: Your body heals on its own schedule. 

One thing I'm grateful for: Grass-finished, pastured meat and poultry.

June 17, 2013

One thing I learned today: A healthy diet free of grains, sugar, dairy & alcohol, and full of healthy protein and fat and cure eczema and other skin disorders!

One thing I'm grateful for: The Whole30.

June 16, 2013

One thing I learned today: Bandaids can cause blood blisters. Ouch!

One thing I'm grateful for: That I'm not easily grossed out!

June 15, 2013

One thing I learned today: I really, really missed writing.

One thing I'm grateful for: Feedback on my writing.

June 14, 2013

One thing I learned today: Recovery from surgery is no joke!

One thing I'm grateful for: Time for introspection.

June 13, 2013

One thing I learned today: Captivity due to surgical recovery is great for overhauling your diet.

One thing I'm grateful for: My mom & dad cooking for me! 

June 12, 2013

One thing I learned today: "If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment." -Marcus Aurelius    

One thing I'm grateful for: Ice ice baby.

June 11, 2013

One thing I learned today: Hiccups are the WORST.

One thing I'm grateful for: Access to incredible medical care and the opportunity to have a surgery done that will let me run and box to my heart's content.

June 10, 2013

One thing I learned today: "I spent a lot of years doing stuff I really didn't want to do because I found validation in what others thought of me.
I thought more of what others thought of me than I did about what I was doing to myself.
I had more regard for someone else's opinion than I had for my own well-being.
whatever way you dress it up...that's not healthy."

One thing I'm grateful for: True support from a somewhat new friend.

June 9, 2013

One thing I learned today: I will keep going.

One thing I'm grateful for: "I did it. They said I couldn't do it, and I did it." - Dewey Bozella 

June 8, 2013

One thing I learned today: Fun is not the same thing as happiness. Pleasure is not the same thing as happiness. Doing things that are fun and doing things that bring you instant gratification do not necessarily make you happy.

One thing I'm grateful for:  A beautiful new morning.

June 7, 2013

One thing I learned today: "I believe it’s good to become comfortable with people thinking you’re weird. Because if you try to do anything remarkable in this world, people are inevitably going to label you as such."

One thing I'm grateful for: Conviction in myself.

June 6, 2013

One thing I learned today: When you need to rest, JUST rest.

One thing I'm grateful for: Chili and veggies and water, oh my!

June 5, 2013

One thing I learned today: I have a gut feeling I should give something up, which probably means I should follow it.

One thing I'm grateful for: People who understand that!  

June 4, 2013

One thing I learned today: Stop making exceptions. Consistency is key to success.

One thing I'm grateful for: Inspiration.

June 3, 2013

One thing I learned today: Just write.

One thing I'm grateful for: Alone time.

June 2, 2013

One thing I learned today: I may need to take a breather.

One thing I'm grateful for: The ability to recognize my own poor habits.

June 1, 2013

One thing I learned today: "I view responsibility as response+ability, or owning the ability to respond." -Swimming

One thing I'm grateful for: SUN!!! :)




May 31, 2013

One thing I learned today: Don't be TOO much of a loner.

One thing I'm grateful for: A little good, old-fashioned sweaty manual labor. Love it.

May 30, 2013

One thing I learned today: I am reminded of the fact that removing refined sugar and carbohydrates from my diet is beneficial for a VARIETY of reasons, not the least of which is incredible quality of sleep and the ability to fall asleep faster than I have EVER been able to in my life.

One thing I'm grateful for: That I am well educated in nutrition.

May 29, 2013

One thing I learned today: There is no need to be in constant communication with people all day long. In fact, it detracts from my quality of work AND life.

One thing I'm grateful for: That it's up to ME when I am available to others.

May 28, 2013

One thing I learned today: Don't underestimate the importance of rest.

One thing I'm grateful for: Working with good people.

May 27, 2013

One thing I learned today: Be content where you are.

One thing I'm grateful for: Understanding myself.

May 26, 2013

One thing I learned today:


One thing I'm grateful for: People who get me.

May 25, 2013

One thing I learned today: Partying non-stop isn't all it's cracked up to be. Looking forward to my usual 5am/kale smoothie/long workout/meditation/calm day regimen again come Monday.

One thing I'm grateful for: That I got a weekend off to party non-stop. :) 

May 24, 2013

One thing I learned today: Don't write people off - treat them with respect, always.

One thing I'm grateful for: Friends who you haven't seen in ages, but feel like you hung out with just yesterday once you see them.

May 23, 2013

One thing I learned today: NOTHING is a big deal unless you let it be.

One thing I'm grateful for: My unbelievably calm mind. It's come a long way.

May 22, 2013

One thing I learned today: If others believe in you, embrace it.

One thing I'm grateful for: An unbelievable outpouring of support.

May 21, 2013

One thing I learned today: If your happiness depends on outside factors - on another person, on losing those last 10 pounds, on money - you will never truly be happy. You're doing life all wrong.

One thing I'm grateful for: Buddha!

May 20, 2013

One thing I learned today: I realized my SINGLE biggest pet peeve is unsolicited advice. I absolutely cannot STAND people telling me what to do, whether or not they believe I've done enough work/studying/etc., telling me when to relax, giving me tips on things I didn't ask about, etc. I have been IGNORING said advice for 26+ years now and have been extremely successful in all my endeavors doing so (and quite happy to boot). Unless you are Barack Obama or a top neurosurgeon or the Dalai Llama, please do not tell me what I need to do/not do/should do unless I explicitly ask.

One thing I'm grateful for: SOLITUDE.

May 19, 2013

One thing I learned today: Your experiences in life are 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.

One thing I'm grateful for: Positivity.

May 18, 2013

One thing I learned today: Gratitude is the antidote to stress. Also "if you don't like it, change it; if you can't change it, let it go."

One thing I'm grateful for: That I've stopped thinking the way most people do.



May 4, 2013

One thing I learned today: GO TO BED EARLIER.

One thing I'm grateful for: Friends!!!

May 3, 2013

One thing I learned today: The library is where it's at.

One thing I'm grateful for: My mom, who put up with me calling her five times today and giving her a boring play by play of my life right now.

May 2, 2013

One thing I learned today: Keep up momentum!

One thing I'm grateful for: Supportive coworkers.

May 1, 2013

One thing I learned today: “Losers need to be jerks to get ahead. That’s why their losers. Winners are not jerks or losers because they don’t need to be. That’s why their winners.” – Dr. C Vikram

One thing I'm grateful for: That anyone really worth their salt can see through a disingenuous, overconfident fool.





April 30, 2013

One thing I learned today: More "reminded of" than learned - the Cox 6 conference room is pure magic. Pure, torturous magic.

One thing I'm grateful for: The return of beast mode/a reward system. 

April 29, 2013

One thing I learned today: It's good to be flexible.

One thing I'm grateful for: A mini-success.

April 28, 2013

One thing I learned today: Don't listen to crazy anxious people. /Avoid them.

One thing I'm grateful for:  Coffee + water.

April 27, 2013

One thing I learned today: Rewards increase productivity.   :)

One thing I'm grateful for: Non-premed friends!

April 26, 2013

One thing I learned today: Doing what I need to do makes me feel better. Skimping on it, procrastinating on it, or "going easy" on myself does not. I don't care what anyone else says. Only I know what is truly in my best interest.

One thing I'm grateful for: A library right across from the office. 

April 25, 2013

One thing I learned today: That eating something unhealthy for my body is never worth it. I just don't enjoy it at all.

One thing I'm grateful for: The ability to turn OFF my phone, chats, the computer, etc. etc. Enough of the chatter.

April 24, 2013

One thing I learned today: Do something today that your future will thank you for.

One thing I'm grateful for: Living close to work.

April 23, 2013

One thing I learned today: Organization begets calmness.

One thing I'm grateful for: Dog pictures.

April 22, 2013

One thing I learned today: Stay on top of chores, bills, paperwork and other general life tasks at all times. It's worth it.

One thing I'm grateful for: Bouncing back quickly.

April 21, 2013

One thing I learned today: You can't reason with crazy.

One thing I'm grateful for: A clean room.

April 20, 2013

One thing I learned today: I not only can go out and have a great time without drinking, but I actually prefer it.

One thing I'm grateful for: Finally getting to be around people!

April 19, 2013

One thing I learned today: I've been living 2.5 blocks away from terrorists for the last 3 weeks!

One thing I'm grateful for: Boston.

April 18, 2013

One thing I learned today:

One thing I'm grateful for: Knowing I can catch up.

April 17, 2013

One thing I learned today: Dust mites are lurking everywhere.

One thing I'm grateful for: That it can't get much worse than being trapped in a chair with itchy bumps on your arm with the stomach flu while being forced to watch a disgusting video on dust mites.

April 16, 2013

One thing I learned today: You cannot go to bed defeated and wake up triumphant.

One thing I'm grateful for: That my friends are all safe.

April 15, 2013

One thing I learned today: "The mission of the warrior is to discover all they are capable of being."

One thing I'm grateful for: A warrior mindset.

April 14, 2013

One thing I learned today: It is NEVER too late to become what we might have been. Never.

One thing I'm grateful for: Pain.

April 13, 2013

One thing I learned today: Get up early. It is worth it. Always.

One thing I'm grateful for: An absolutely gorgeous & perfect new piece of furniture!

April 12, 2013

One thing I learned today: For me, being lazy ALWAYS feels awful. I don't enjoy it and I never will. I have no desire to learn how to enjoy it - it makes me miserable.

One thing I'm grateful for: Knowing at least a couple of people who feel the same way.

April 11, 2013

One thing I learned today: There is no such thing as just one for me.

One thing I'm grateful for: That people still invite me to things even after I'm a hermit for months at a time. :)

April 10, 2013

One thing I learned today: Communication is good, not scary.

One thing I'm grateful for: Trying new things.

April 9, 2013

One thing I learned today: If there is help available, use it!

One thing I'm grateful for: That there is literally a class to teach me step-by-step how to do a pull-up. Game. On.

April 8, 2013

One thing I learned today: Little feels worse than breaking a promise you made to yourself.

One thing I'm grateful for: Peace.

April 7, 2013

One thing I learned today: I want to be healthy more than I want treats.

One thing I'm grateful for: That I'm kind of a badass chef.

April 6, 2013

One thing I learned today: I need to let go of the past.

One thing I'm grateful for: Being back in my hood!

April 5, 2013

One thing I learned today: Don't let others project their issues onto you. Protect your dreams and surround yourself with positive energy.

One thing I'm grateful for: The entire girl's track team that high-fived me on my run today.

April 4, 2013

One thing I learned today: Do what you can when you can.

One thing I'm grateful for: That when you have made up your mind never to give up, no obstacle is too daunting.

April 3, 2013

One thing I learned today: If you keep to yourself, others will keep their opinions to themselves.

One thing I'm grateful for: Feeling free of blood sugar issues this week thanks to a lot of nutritious & delicious food.

April 2, 2013

One thing I learned today: I can stick to my habits if I follow the steps I lay out for myself.

One thing I'm grateful for: An incredible find/deal on a gym where people go to REALLY workout.

April 1, 2013

One thing I learned today: Sleeping on the floor doesn't work for me not because it's uncomfortable, but because it reminds me so much of fun camping that I get too excited about it.

One thing I'm grateful for: My beautiful and PEACEFUL new room!

March 31, 2013

One thing I learned today: I can parallel park an SUV! (Albeit slowly and in many steps.)

One thing I'm grateful for: An awesome mover/navigator/buddy's help today!