A healing process

Merry Monday! Comment (anonymously) below:   Share a healing process that followed a struggle     In Madison, Wisconsin, there is a memorial marker for John Nguyen who died saving his friend in a lake. If you want to read more about him, click here and here. The marker has a very important message that…

Pass on your passion

Merry Monday! Comment (anonymously) below:   Share your passion     This post is a chance to get to know the readers of our blog better and for the readers to reflect on and share what’s most important. Everybody has a passion, whether you know it or not. I would guess that on your application…

Summer Plans

Merry Monday! Comment (anonymously) below:   Share with us your summer plans     It seems like we just took finals, but here we are again. The seasons are changing from spring to summer, classes are ending, and routines might be totally changed. During this transition, I want to encourage you to take stock, reflecting…

Reaching back and saying thanks

Merry Monday!   Say ‘thank you’ to someone who helped you get where you are today     It is very edifying to take time to reflect on the past, to recall what you are grateful for, and to reach out and connect with another person. To do all three at once must be awesome.…

Uplift, Inspire, Embolden

Last weekend, Taylor and I went to the VVMA conference to attend a lecture/discussion on suicide within the veterinary profession. While the study being reported on was exclusive to veterinary practitioners, not students, there were quite a few takeaways that can be applied to the vet school environment. The summary of the nationwide study that…

Resilience [Merry “Monday”]

Here is one for those of you who think, “What is the big deal? Yes, vet school is hard, but what is the big crisis that there needs to be a blog to discuss the topic? Everyone just needs to get it together.” But does anyone really feel this? In my experience, there is more…

Reflections [Merry Monday]

Four days into the new year and a few weeks away from a new semester seems like a good time to look back at the past year and semester and recognize our successes. Even if your grades at finals weren’t what you were hoping for (been there, done that) there are a ton of ways…