July 1, 2018

This World Cup has been interesting. Although I haven’t been watching all the games as closely as I had in the past, but like many, I have been involved in an office pool. We are a largely international clinic, with a majority of Latin Americans, and even though there...

May 12, 2018

Old Wives Tales:

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”

"Sleeping for two hours before midnight is just as good as four after”

”Red skies at night, sailors delight, red skies in the morning sailors take warning”

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Old Wives. 

I really dislike the...

February 27, 2018

At the beginning of this year I decided it was time to downsize and get rid of a lot of the stuff accumulating in my house. There was just something about it all that was stressing me out, making me feel stuck. There are so many things that I own that I do not really n...

February 18, 2018

Yoga - It is not about the pose.

November 14, 2016

As many of you may know, Tuesday November 8th, the long awaited day of the American Election, was my birthday. I had to work that day, but it was no trouble, I had the next day off, and was planning to celebrate.

Well, we all know how that went. Wednesday, November 9th...

August 18, 2016

Earlier this month, I heard of the passing of Ron de Burger. Father to my friend Paul and Father-in-Law to my BFF Angela, Ron was a mentor and a friend to me. We had many conversations over the years and in reflection, I realize how much he inspired a key part of my li...

June 25, 2014

The summer after my second year of medical school, I was lucky enough to travel on a student exchange to Brazil. I was so excited to go to the South American country, yet I was scared too. In the 1990’s when people thought of Brazil they thought of a developing country...

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