Airplanes, Loneliness, Heartbreak and Eye Contact.

I’m terrified of flying but it doesn’t matter.  I sat on the plane as it rolled around the airport through the thin, misty Portland rain.  As the plane picked up speed and forced the rain to hit the windows harder, I felt the familiar sensation of gut-wrenching, out-of-control terror flicker to life inside me.  It … More Airplanes, Loneliness, Heartbreak and Eye Contact.

Don’t forget about your dreams – My weekend in San Francisco.

I’ve been feeling a bit lost.  It was bound to happen, I suppose.  I’m halfway through my four-year medical school adventure and it’s been almost eight years since I first made the life altering decision to become a doctor.  Since that cool November evening when I was lying on my back with my arms behind … More Don’t forget about your dreams – My weekend in San Francisco.

5 profound life lessons I learned from losing a Muay Thai fight.

I’m a second-year medical student.  And a fighter.  Some would say I lead a dual life.  I don’t see it that way, but there is definitely a giant gap between these two aspects of my life. I end up feeling a bit misunderstood.  The people I train with mostly assume that I take a part-time … More 5 profound life lessons I learned from losing a Muay Thai fight.