Perception

This poster shares experiences related to some of the (unfortunately) common perception of mental illness within the general population, and indeed within the veterinary community. Take time to read it over and give your thoughts. As always, kind words and encouragement are appreciated! I wish there was someone I could talk to. Being alone in…

Stress: More Than a Headache

Hello, ladies and gents! Just in time for the start of the new semester, we’ll be starting a new series on the ins and outs of stress. How it works, what it does to you, and most importantly effective (backed by science!) methods to cope with stress. Most of this information comes from the book…

The Results are In: Stigma Survey

You know one thing we do at this blog is ask veterinary students important questions, and then see what we can learn from that data. We have changed the format in order to make use of the scientific information that is already published and to not detract from the work of those continuing to learn…

A salmagundi of habits – Week 6

Week 1- sleep | Week 2- do nothing | Week 3- be grateful | Week 4- create margin | Week 5- seek solitude | Week 6- slow down Week 6 Habit:   Slow down     salmagundi (noun) – a salad consisting of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, vegetables, and seasoning; a general mixture; a miscellaneous…

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…

A sprinkling of habits – Week 5

Week 1- sleep | Week 2- do nothing | Week 3- be grateful | Week 4- create margin | Week 5- seek solitude | Week 6- slow down Week 5 Habit:   Seek solitude, either daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, or all four     Let me start out by saying that solitude is not a…