• Looking Forward

    I review Mrs. Jones’s most recent cat scan- enlarging pulmonary nodules, progressing mediastinal and retroperitoneal adenopathy, worsening liver metastasis- I stop reading and slowly exhale. The cancer continues to spread and we have exhausted all treatment options. I must now face Mrs. Jones and her family. Although…

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  • You Owe it to Yourself to Walk Away

    The other day I was asked if I considered myself to be an altruistic person. I couldn’t help but blankly blink at the question. I used to be incredibly selfless in high school; I consistently carried this emotional weight of feeling like I was obligated to “fix” people. I now recognize my willingness to help others…

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  • My Declaration of Sanity

    DEPTH... The only word that describes the extreme sensitivity of my being. If I were to hold my heart in my hand, peeling each layer until I could expose its core, it would resemble tiers of the universe paring apart: never-ending. I do not know how to differentiate between madness and disparity, but embedded within my…

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8 Ways to Combat Depression

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I can still vividly remember curling up into a ball on the floor…

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