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I’m 24, and I’m so grateful for the wonderful birthday weekend I had with family and friends!

Itinerary: 4 Days in Victoria, British Columbia

Itinerary: 4 Days in Victoria, British Columbia

On Monday I shared all about the Washington part of our trip, and today is all about our Victoria, British Columbia itinerary. Victoria is absolutely beautiful, and it reminded me of a slower-paced European city. It was the perfect getaway! Read on to find out how we spent four days in Victoria.

Itinerary: 5 Days in Washington State

Itinerary: 5 Days in Washington State

Hi, friends! It’s been awhile! Just a quick update about where I’ve been: At the beginning of May, I started a 6-week long process of studying for Step 1 of the US Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE). I took my exam on June 12th, and Jacob and I headed to Washington on June 14th. I’ll be posting more about Step 1 next week, but for now, I want to tell you all about my vacation! Our vacation had two destinations: Washington state and Victoria, BC. Today’s post is all about the Washington leg of our trip.

Lunch Meal Prep Ideas

Lunch Meal Prep Ideas

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):

Roasted Veggie Bowls

Honey Lime Chicken and Asparagus

Italian Chicken Bowls

Greek Chicken Bowls

Chicken Fajita Bowls

Rainbow Peanut Noodles

Southwest Quinoa Salad

Shakshuka with Feta

Breakfast Stuffed Peppers (I’m a proponent of eating breakfast foods at any time of day.)

Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Power Salad

Bonus: A meal prep subreddit

Do you meal prep? What are some of your favorite recipes? Let me know in the comments!

3 Ways to Practice Mindfulness

3 Ways to Practice Mindfulness
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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!

Disclaimer: I am by no means an expert in mindfulness, and this post should not be taken as medical advice.

  1. Start your day with you time. Every morning I make a cup of coffee and read a devotion from the First 5 app. Spending a quiet moment with God in the morning centers me and prepares me for the day ahead. You could also try meditating or reading, as long as what you’re reading doesn’t stress you out!
  2. Breathing exercises: When I’m stressed out and my heart is racing, I try to do a breathing exercise or guided meditation. It helps calm me down so I can think more clearly. My favorite app for guided meditations is Smiling Mind because the guide has an Australian accent.
  3. Do something that you love to do. I love to go for walks in the park in the springtime (before the Louisiana heat makes it miserable). It’s so nice to just enjoy nature and forget about everything that is stressing me out. Whatever it is that you love to do, make sure that you’re making time for it often.

What are your favorite mindfulness practices/resources? I would love to hear from you!

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Hi y’all! I’m a wife, second year medical student, and puppy momma from Louisiana. Welcome to Life, Love, & Medicine, your dose of outfit and lifestyle inspiration, with my journey through medical school mixed in!

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  • Quality time with my sweet pupper 😍
  • Got to see these lovely ladies today before they move away from me. I'm not crying, YOU'RE CRYING! 😭
  • Happy Friday, friends! It's been a crazy week, but I'm hoping to have this outfit post up on the blog this weekend! I'm headed to take a test for my Neuro rotation, and this afternoon I'm shadowing one of the Neuro residents at a private hospital in town. Then it's going to be a relaxing weekend! Let me know what you're looking forward to this weekend!
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  • It's official, friends! I passed Step 1 🎉 (Also, I took this picture with my name on the door for my mom).

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