#BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter

In an effort to educate myself and hopefully some of my friends who are reading my blog, I've commited to do more research. I can't pretend to know the half of what's going on, but I can join the conversation by listening, reading, and educating myself. I'll probably never understand the depth and breadth of [...]

Q&A

Q&A

Today's the first day in June 2020, so what better way to think and reflect over the past month of May and quarantine season than by doing a Q&A! Q: What was a moment of celebration in May?A: We were able to pay off and work towards paying off a couple of larger loans we [...]

Check Your Privilege

Check Your Privilege

What's the point of having a voice if you remain silent? Where does one begin. This week has been particularly poignant and challenging for me as a white American. In light of the recent events leading to Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd's tragic deaths, I'm devastated by the hate, discrimination, and disrespect that our country [...]

Clean Sunscreen

Clean Sunscreen

Happy National Sunscreen Day! What better time to talk about choosing clean sunscreen options than today, the first week of summer. For many, finding "clean" options can seem daunting and overwhelming simply because the ingredients are hard to pronounce. But here are some simple tricks for finding clean sunscreen: keep it FRAGRANCE FREE, look for [...]

Ice Roller Benefits

Ice Roller Benefits

I’ve always loved skincare. At one point in PA school, I even considered going into dermatology. The beauty of being a physician assistant is that you can work and practice in any number of fields and specialties during your career, but for now I am quite content working in the emergency department. Curious question: do [...]

FOMO

FOMO

FEAR OF MISSING OUT Remember hearing about a slumber party AFTER the fact?Or feeling left out of a conversation because you didn't know the inside joke?Or being invited to something you couldn't attend and seeing the inordinate amount of pictures afterwards? We don't like to feel left out. Nothing hurts more than knowing that you [...]

College Grad Gift Guide

College Grad Gift Guide

CONGRATS GRAD! It's an interesting time to be a graduate. Fortunately, not even a global pandemic can stop people from graduating. Despite the unconventional way that graduation ceremonies have played out this year, graduates still deserve all the pomp and circumstance. All the hard work, late nights, and perseverance brought them to this finish line. [...]

Nut Butter Chocolate Cups

Nut Butter Chocolate Cups

I remember the first time I watched the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I think I secretly wanted to be Willy Wonka. He created such fantastic chocolates and candies with an imagination that would put some of the greatest minds to shame. I remembering going to a Michael's craft store with my mom as [...]