Chronic Illness · Chronic Pain · Grad School · Mental Health · Personal · Recovery

A Letter from an Alum to Current Students

A few years ago, I was asked to give advice to current high schoolers at my alma mater. I shared how much I’d changed.

Personal · Recovery

26 Intangibles I Want to Give Myself for My 26th Birthday

This practice has become a yearly tradition of mine – a way to keep boldly imagining the future.

Chronic Illness · Chronic Pain · Mental Health · Personal · Recovery · Short-term/Acute Illness

A Moment of Learning to Live (Visibly and Differently) with Less Shame

I was tired of saying goodbye to help and hello to societal expectations that give me unnecessary pain – so I stopped.

Mental Health · Recovery · Short-term/Acute Illness

Guest Piece: What Stresses You Out? 4 Self-Care Strategies for Modern Day Worries

We typically stress about four things—our country’s future, money, work, and politics. This is where self-care comes into action.

Chronic Illness · Chronic Pain · Grad School · Mayo Clinic · Mental Health · Personal · Recovery · Religious

Thanksgiving for My Times at Mayo Clinic 2.5 Years Ago, My First Dream Job 1.5 Years Ago, My Job Search and Moments with Loved Ones Now, and My Graduation in 6 Months

“There are places I’ll remember / All my life, though some have changed… / In my life, I’ve loved them all.” – The Beatles