Over the past few years, my lunches have been fairly boring. Always a turkey sandwich, wheat bread, and no mayo (because it’s gross). Recently I decided to give meal prep a try to make lunch time a little more interesting. Since I started studying for my board exam a couple of weeks ago, I have been setting aside time on Saturday afternoons to cook my lunches for the week. It has worked out really well so far! I’ve found myself snacking less because the meals are so much more nutrient packed than a plain sandwich. Here are some recipes I have tried or will try in the near future (links direct to recipe author’s website):
Breakfast Stuffed Peppers (I’m a proponent of eating breakfast foods at any time of day.)
Bonus: A meal prep subreddit
Do you meal prep? What are some of your favorite recipes? Let me know in the comments!
If I’ve learned anything over the past two years of medical school, it’s that life and school are stressful. Life comes at you fast, and you never know what is coming! Fortunately, there are ways to prepare for stressful situations. When I started medical school, “mindfulness” seemed like a social media fad, so I ignored it and dove head first into school. At the beginning of the second year of medical school, I had built up so much anxiety that I knew something had to change. I was burned out, so I decided to talk to the school counselor. She introduced me to mindfulness, and it has made such a difference in my happiness and approach to life and school over the past year. Today I’m sharing 3 ways to practice mindfulness, and I hope you find these practices helpful!
What are your favorite mindfulness practices/resources? I would love to hear from you!
Hi, friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful Tuesday! I’m back at school today for my last two weeks of MS2. These last two weeks are part of a course called “Integrative,” and we are having lectures and small groups that pull together concepts from all of our coursework over the past two years. After the semester is over, I’ll start my dedicated study time for Step 1 (6 weeks). It all feels so surreal that in a few short months I’ll finally be working with patients!
A look at how one doctor fights burnout.
What doctors can learn from La La Land.
My desk could use Rebecca’s productivity tips…I’m the Queen of clutter.
A tutorial for pretty milkmaids braids from Lauren Besette!
I love Alissa’s definition of feminism.
I love the details of costumes in movies, so I enjoyed this in-depth look at the costumes in Beauty and the Beast.
The story behind Ed Sheeran’s song Nancy Mulligan gives me the warm fuzzies!
Have you watched Victoria, yet? I’m already rewatching it. One of my favorite quotes from the show: “I have to prove my worth every day. And I cannot do it alone.”
How cute is the sunglasses print on this wrap dress?
If it weren’t already in the 80s in Louisiana, I would love this bell sleeve cardigan for spring.
Old Navy is on top of this season’s embroidery trend with this pretty pink shell!