Tag Archives: resilience

Rooted

Another.  And then another  In the end I think there were 7 in total. I went after my little plot of land today.  There was a long neglected flower bed abutting the foundations of the front of the house, where crabgrass … Continue reading

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Everything Is (still) Illuminated

Many (too many) weeks ago I wrote about practicing yoga with my eyes closed.  About how there is more to any of us than that which meets the proverbial eye.  About the wondrous findings we discover when we journey inward.  This week … Continue reading

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Everything Is Illuminated

Whenever I go to yoga, I face the same question.  To wear or not to wear my glasses, that is the question.  To see the teacher’s graceful demonstrations of various poses, or to squint and attempt my own semi-artistic renderings. … Continue reading

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This Modern Love (NaBloPoMo Day 11/30)

This week’s column in the Modern Love section of the New York Times is just lovely.  In a short video entitled Broken Heart Doctor and its companion column, Nursing a Wound in an Appropriate Setting, a New York pediatrician talks about being the healer and the … Continue reading

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Why I Write Love Letters (NaBloPoMo Day 10/30)

It is just past the halfway mark for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and 30 consecutive days of writing and blogging.  I’m batting 0.625 at this point.  Not great, but I’ll take it.  I thought it would be hard to … Continue reading

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The Small Things (NaBloPoMo Day 6/30)

I saw a lot of goodness today. Today I did things that are essential to my development as a resident and my resilience as a human being. Things that don’t always get recognized as essential; things that I rarely have … Continue reading

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Affirmation (NaBloPoMo Day 3/30)

Well, this is off to a bad start.  Day 3 of pledging to 30 days of daily writing during NaBloPoMo and here I am at the 22nd hour. I didn’t work today so I had to make up extra excuses … Continue reading

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Under Armour

A few weeks ago, I bought my first ever comfy-yet-sleek-semi-fitted-always-dry-performance Under Armour sweater for those long cold nights in the Emergency Room.  Black, with holes in the sleeves for my thumbs, and my institution’s logo on the front, I had … Continue reading

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July Intern

On the 31st day of residency –  I think that was yesterday, although I can’t be sure, days morph into nights that morph into an artistic blur akin to a Jackson Pollock canvas. But I digress.  July 31, the last … Continue reading

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Hold This Emptiness

In my Saturday morning yoga class, lots of things happen.  Joints creak, palms sweat, and the mind rarely quiets down.  I am in love with my yoga instructor, Super Y.  First, because Super Y is an excellent teacher.  She explains … Continue reading

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