Progress isn’t always linear, and that doesn’t mean it’s failure.

NONLINEAR PROGRESS DOESN’T = FAILURE I typed these words in a note to myself last week as I was leaving a meeting with a mentor back in Virginia during a trip home. She asked how residency was going and I started to say “good,” but as the word left my mouth I realized it wasn’t

How to cultivate wellness WITHIN the workplace (not just outside of it).

It’s no secret that I’m a fierce advocate for the importance of self care (check out my feature in the recent edition of EVMS magazine highlighting the necessary wellness-focused culture shift in American medical training below). Some of the issues I’m most passionate about within the medical field are humanism in medicine, burnout, the power

The Art of Networking: How to Approach It and Why You Should Care

Just before heading off to residency I was asked to be a part of a panel on demystifying the art of networking. And because I’ve always been very transparent about how much of my success (whatever that is) is owed to the help of others, it’s something I’m asked about often. Now that I’ve finally achieved

A privileged heterosexual middle-class skinny white woman’s honest un-polished real-time experience of inclusivity training – Part One.

I’m doing an “inclusivity training for yoga” right now, because Bhav Brigade is a nonprofit yoga platform built on the tenets of accessibility and inclusivity and as it’s co-founder (one that happens to be all the things we tend to welcome in with open arms as a society) it’s important that I walk the talk.

How trust turned my hopeless SF Bay Area real estate hunt into an actual rose garden.

I’m moving to the west coast in thirty days. Where will I live? I don’t know. But what I do know is that I’m going to be okay. Everything will be okay. Always. Because it already is. I trust you, Life. This is the place from which I choose to operate, because when I do, I

Grasping Aparigraha

“Throughout college and my years in the army, I practiced racquetball in much of the same way I would later practice yoga: I made a study of it. Toward the end of this time I was watching two advanced players. The younger one was rushing about. The older one seemed to play with very little

Can we all just agree there’s no monopoly on suffering?

It’s become a pissing contest, particularly in American society, of who’s suffered more, of who’s endured the most trauma and lived to tell the tale. How often do we feel the spoken and unspoken question asked, “Who are you to suffer–who are you to cry trauma or claim hardship–when there’s x y and z happening

Lotus Flowers & Shit Days.

I woke up today with a sharp pain beneath my left shoulder blade, so intense it takes my breath away. I know this pain well–it’s been visiting from time to time since I was 20–residual from a bad car accident years ago. I breathe through the spasms and continue about my morning, stopping first at