The problem of Pleasure and Pain

I will let this post get a little personal. In about two months, I will start my fourth and final year of veterinary school. In about two and a half months, I will get married. To prepare, my fianceé and I have been meeting with a married couple to receive pre-marriage counseling. The reason for…

The Results are In: Strengths Survey

This is a good time of the year. The semester has ended, and we are taking a quick break before we start our next classes. The seasons have just changed over, and with that, many more changes. Perhaps some of us are gearing up for the New Year and the change that it represents. It…

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…