#tuesdaythoughts Today is my first session with my new business coach and last night, I was reflecting on prior coaching experiences throughout my life. 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺, 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘬, 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘦𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮. Although the context of the coaching experience I recall the most is probably a bit 𝘢𝘵𝘺𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭, I suspect the experience as a whole is not unfamiliar … Continue reading Better late than never.
So I tend to avoid checking my message requests on IG too often. They are typically filled with creepy “sugar daddies” or sketchy collaboration requests. BUT, I was thrilled when Emily reached out earlier this week. Emily is a pre-med student and aspiring allergist/immunologist!! So per her request…here is my journey to this awesome career! … Continue reading My journey to becoming an allergist/immunologist…
I was talking to my mentor not too long ago about navigating the niche I have attempted to carve out here in social media land and in my life. I am a scientist. A physician. An educator. But I am also a mother. An autoimmune patient. Granola without the nuts.Above all, I aim for balance. … Continue reading Balance
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐃𝐚𝐲?𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟖𝐭𝐡 𝟏𝟗𝟐𝟖: Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin through a happy accident! He left his cultures out uncovered and they became contaminated with mold spores. Today is an annual celebration to raise awareness around the impact of carrying a penicillin allergy label. 𝘋𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝟷 𝘪𝘯 𝟷𝟶 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘴 … Continue reading National Penicillin Allergy Day!
I realized I have not shared much about my love of FOOD. 𝘎𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘵.𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘵.𝘗𝘶𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺.𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘊𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘉𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘚𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨.𝘌𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨!!But when eating leads to pain or worse. Then fear sets in. Anxiety. Restriction. Thinking back to college I recall having issues digesting raw onions, raw broccoli. Later dairy. Winter 2015: After having … Continue reading Brinner: The BEST dinner
One of the first lessons I distinctly recall from medical school: “𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭. 𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬.”We were learning about interpreting lab values in the context of the patient’s clinical course. 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐨 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐥𝐚𝐛. Stop. Think. Don’t just use an algorithm. Consider the whole picture. The context. Consider the physiology. … Continue reading Treat the patient.
#FunFactFridayWe are all humans and sexuality is part of our human nature, but allergies and asthma can get in the way of a good time. According to a study of about 400 people with allergic rhinitis, 83% said that allergies affect their sex lives at least occasionally. Interestingly enough adrenaline that is released during arousal … Continue reading World Sexual Health Day
For many years, I would not leave the house without mascara. That said, the quest for #lashesfordays can be fraught problems from flaky mascara, irritation, and allergies. One particularly horrific example dating back to the 1930’s occurred with a product called Lash Lure, an eyelash darkening treatment containing paraphenylenediamine (PPD). Sadly this poor woman suffered … Continue reading Lashes!
#𝐓𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐓𝐢𝐩𝐬 About 5 years ago, I noticed I was no longer able to wear mascara without looking like a raccoon and couldn’t tolerate wearing contacts. I would blink them out about halfway through the day. I switched to my glasses and moved on… 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘺 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘥𝘰𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 (𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦) 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 … Continue reading All about Dry Eye
It may be payday BUT that doesn’t mean that you want or need to spend and arm and a leg on your allergy medications. Here are a few ways to save money while treating your runny nose and itchy watery eyes: Buy in bulk AND generic. If you know which medications work, many prescriptions are … Continue reading FunFactFriday- Money Saving Tips in Time for Fall Allergy Season