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Like An Old Mule

Did you know uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to chronic kidney disease?

Neither did I, that is until I found myself in ICU with acute kidney failure six years ago. 791 more words


Heading in the Wrong Direction: The Problem with One Way Streets

We all know that old habits die hard. Mastering a new skill is a lot easier than unlearning ingrained beliefs and behaviors. It’s a lot less demanding to incorporate a weekly juice cleanse day into our diet than it is to give up smoking. 718 more words

Reflection: Polar Opposites (3rd Time Substituting)

I awoke to the soft music of the alarm on my phone. 6:00 am. I quickly silenced it and rolled over. The start of another day…. 4,158 more words

Teaching Reflections

Reevaluating Stubbornness: My Farewell to Running

Last April I ran completed a half marathon. To say it was hard on my body would be an understatement. When I told my doctor and trainer at the gym (after the fact) they both gave me a stern talk that ended with a promise to pull me off any machine that resembled similar motion. 635 more words

Chronic Disease

On Feeling Terrible and Trying to Write

So the past couple of days I’ve felt really exhausted and have pushed myself to keep writing. I’ve written a bunch of terrible stuff as a result. 150 more words


Our Petrifying Ideas

Sometimes, we just can’t help ourselves. We read trash. We watch junk. We indulge in embarrassing behaviors which make us cringe, but…we do it anyway. This ridiculous form of conduct applies to me all too often. 575 more words