Enjoy Your Journey

Dear Reader,  For those of you who were fortunate enough to grow up with an abundance of physical activity, you may not be able to fully appreciate how hard it can be for those who view exercise as a chore. Nowadays, exercise is a big and enjoyable part of my life, but it wasn’t always... Continue Reading →

How to Meet Future Doctors

Dear Reader, Okay, the title is a bit of a tease, but if you're crafty, this post may still give you ideas. What is a standardized patient? Standardized patients are individuals who are trained to act out a medical patient with a specific medical history. Universities often employ standardized patients to evaluate medical students in... Continue Reading →

ABBA is Awesome

Dear Reader, Do you have a favorite song or artist? For many, this answer is easy — you probably have a handful of favorite songs or bands or solo artists. For me, favorites when it comes to music has always been a struggle. Growing up, car-ride entertainment did not come from a radio but a... Continue Reading →

Life is But a Dream

Dear Reader, Have you ever seen a sight so beautiful that it feels like you are in a dream? I felt passionately about my dreams as a kid. In fact, when I was in late elementary school/ early middle school, I even took to keeping a dream journal (where I basically outlined the dreams I... Continue Reading →

The Devil Went Down to Where?

Dear Reader, Happy April Fool’s Day! In a departure from my regular content, today’s post will be a quiz. Because I do not have the capability to make a fancy quiz through this blogging platform, please note your responses (the correct answer to each question is worth 1 point) and see the answers at the... Continue Reading →

Should Women Learn Krav Maga?

Dear Reader, Women should do whatever they want,*(note at bottom) but because you’ve clicked on this blog post, let’s talk about Krav Maga! What is Krav Maga? Unlike Taekwondo and other codified systems of martial arts, Krav Maga is “practical.” Developed by the Israel Defense Force in the late 1940s, Krav Maga is a fighting... Continue Reading →

They Make It Look Easy

Dear Reader, Dancing is harder than it looks. Scratch that — anyone can get up on the floor bump, grind, and flail around—but that’s not the genre of dance to which I am referring. As is my custom, I have dived (dove?) headfirst into a new activity — a group dance class. Although I have... Continue Reading →

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Dear Reader, Would you ever hire a matchmaker to find the love of your life? With the ubiquity of free dating apps out there and because I am a cheap person — No, no I would not pay for a matchmaker. However, through my own impulsivity, I briefly became a part of an executive matchmaking... Continue Reading →

There is a WAR in Ukraine and People are Dying

Dear Reader, By now, you know that there is a WAR in Ukraine and people are dying. If you’re embarrassed because you don’t know exactly what’s going on — don’t be— because like most things, the relationship between Russia and Ukraine is complicated. Through a combination of formal study and personal connections to the region,... Continue Reading →

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