Tag: life

How to Handle Med Life Crisis

Disclaimer: I love my job. I love being a doctor and forever will and most of all I love my patients. I just felt the urge to write about a constant challenge, well very normal in the road to becoming an MD and some tips on how to overcome them, and so here goes – Have you ever felt the…

On Finding Purpose in Life

I recall a lot of lessons which I should have learned then when I was so much younger but growth is a dynamic process thus the learnings should never stop, even if we are all biologically advancing in age. And so, I realized that the meaning of life is something you create and not find. We often look for meaning…

How To Overcome Your Struggles

When life knocks you down, it’s one thing to stay down and dwell a while and another thing if you get up and stand and try again. Tough times challenges our outlook in life and really, there’s so much lessons it gives us to the point that it purges our inner being and molds us into better people in the…

You Don’t Need To Have Everything Figured Out

Ever get this feeling that you need to have your whole life figured out because you were expected to and deep inside you just want things to happen “as planned”? Well I often got, yes that’s past tense, that feeling always before. Nowadays I seem to receive a lot of emails on advice on how to get things figured out…

The Things That Really Matter

If I were to ask you what matters most in your life what would those be? Here’s my take. Focus on what really matters because time is even more than gold, it’s all there is. Living a life necessitates much needed commodities and I’m not speaking of the basic ones, I’m speaking of those that really matter in the end.…

How To Move On After A Relationship

I was supposed to write part 4 of my 13 blog series on the lessons I have learned during medical school but I just needed to take a break to write on this because of an email I received where I promised the sender that I’d write about the challenge he is presently facing. And so here’s my open entry…

What Medical School Taught Me Part Three

Now on to part three (3). Third lesson – PATIENCE. I probably lived most of my life under expectations I have set for myself to the point that if I didn’t get to achieve it, impatience gets the better half of me. But that mindset just didn’t help me in my journey way back in medicine. Before I stepped into…

What Medical School Taught Me Part One

There are just a lot of things medical school taught me so I decided to break it down into parts citing in the lesson I have learned, making this my own “13 reasons why you should not give up on it.” First lesson- SELF WORTH. They say every achievement in life begins with knowing your worth, knowing your value and…

When Love is Not Enough

In this day and age I think love is over-sensationalized that it creates us, or some of us at that, to begin developing a mindset of unrealistic expectations about how love should be, actually is and what it can do for us. But really the question is – when is love not enough? For me to address the question here…

How I Changed My Life by Remembering the Past

I remember reading a quote somewhere, it says that if there won’t be any change then there won’t be any butterflies. I guess the process of metamorphosis plays a big part in this saying which makes sense, the transformation does and that’s how my past taught me. Pain is an understatement of what had happened to me in the past…