birth control
I find it incredibly empowering to have an intimate relationship with the ebbs and flows of my own cycle.
weekend
Never have I looked back and thought, "Gosh, I can't believe people prayed for me; what a bunch of n00bs."
self care
On one hand, I was just about able to survive -- but on the other, I was running myself ragged.
pelvic exam
The room was now crowded with THREE medical students, my doctor talking them through what he was doing, and a nurse guarding the door. I felt like they were watching MTV's "True Life: I'm Louise's Vagina".
creative slump
I call these “inspiration breaks,” or “productive procrastination.”
in

Jul 2, 2014 at 5:00pm | 20 comments

strokes
Young people represent an increasing percentage of stroke patients but are often misdiagnosed because we’re just not supposed to be old enough to have strokes.
reiki
I attempt to clear my head, which is about a ridiculous a request as someone asking that New York City smell a little bit better.
getting enough sleep
sugar
I turn to sugar when I’m sad, I turn to sugar when I’m psyched, I turn to sugar when I’m bored. I know using sweets to comfort myself might not be healthy -- I just don't really see a cause for alarm.
tattoo
I've already spent $1,300 to get my ankle tattoo removed and I'm not even finished. And the pain. Don't get me started on the pain.
in

Jun 24, 2014 at 3:00pm | 247 comments

self care
Everybody deserves to self-care and everybody can do it.
nutrition
I spend a ton of time outside. Couple that with the fact that I'm nearing 30, and well, I've become a bit of a wrinkle-a-phobe.
diets
binge eating
No food is health food when you're not healthy about how you're eating it.
vagina
I think it's fun to know how what I eat will affect my organs -- and what is your vagina if not the best organ ever?
in

Jun 16, 2014 at 10:00am | 108 comments

sleep challenge
Chronic lack of sleep is linked to a whole bag of problems.
birth control
Birth control is still stigmatized in the US, and that's bound to make patients uncomfortable when asking for information.
tumeric
I am not anti-modern medicine by any grounds, but I like to explore what nature can provide for us in terms of preventative and acute health care.