On Cultivating Mindfulness

  “Self-care Sunday,” we hear this phrase all of the time, but what does it really mean? I started dissecting upon this phrase, and most of the articles that I’ve been reading upon define this phrase as treating ourselves/pampering ourselves. Reading these articles got me thinking, does recharging solely have to be on Sunday? Why…

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Live Out Your Dreams

Everything begins with the vision that we create for ourselves– whether it being medical school, being an ultimate body builder, or xyz. However, we create this goal for ourselves, but we don’t execute upon them… why? Don’t let your dreams go to waste, be that person that you envision yourself to be.

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Take the risk, and make the fall if it’s what you want, then it’s worth it all

I was immediately captivated by this quote the first time that I heard it. I distinctly remember talking to my aunt a couple of years ago expressing to her that I was afraid to take a chance on applying to this program in high school. She then uttered this phrase to me, and I have…

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When Life Just Becomes Too Much

We all see articles about “burnout” or patients talking about anxiety/depression/etc, but it’s so different reading and hearing these things when we actually become the patients ourselves. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, I chose to dedicate this post to you all who are feeling burnt out. Honestly, I don’t know where to begin.…

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Quote of the week (07/15/18-07/22/18)

WHY THIS QUOTE?            Take initiative for your goals. Reflecting my time in the summer undergraduate research program has allowed me to discover the importance of using your voice. Okay, yes it sounds silly, but there’s a reason as to why I am writing this post. In our classes, we are…

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Quote of the week (06/24/18-07/01/18)

“Live a life of diversity, a diversity in thought and a diversity in perspective” WHY THIS QUOTE? I scanned through this quote sometimes last week, and it definitely touched my heart. Reading upon this, I thought of  the word diversity. Whenever this term comes into mind, the first word connotation to this word that floods…

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Don’t Forget To Take A Breather

We are given 24 hours in a day within seven days a week, and most of the hours that we spend are working. Sometimes when we work too much, we often have the tendency to “up and quit.” However, allowing ourselves to rejuvenate for at least one day will definitely enhance our focus and performance.…

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One Of The Most Effective Study Tips: Learn One, Do One, Teach One.

We spend a countless amount of hours allowing our brains to permeate  important information. However, once the exam comes, we suddenly forget the information that we studied. Question is,  how do we retain these important information? My professors have always emphasized the phrase “Learn one, do one, teach one.”  I did not acknowledge the importance of…

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How To Prepare For An Amazing Week

  You get off of work on a Friday night, enjoy a nice weekend, then BAM, the weekend runs away from you. You begin to dread the thought of the incoming week, and then the cycle continues. So how do you actually break that chain and actually have an amazing week? Here are three main tips…

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