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…

Stranger Things

The mental health problem in veterinary medicine is multi-layered. There are aspects at the individual level that must be handled. Individuals have the responsibility to do things to take care of themselves to prevent and treat the symptoms of mental health issues. Institutions have the responsibility to try to reduce the causes of a lot…

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…