People much wiser than myself recommend picking a word for each year. After the dumpster fire of 2020, I decided the word I needed for 2021 was HEALTH. I even wrote it across the top of our wall sized, yearly planner in big, block letters.
At the start of COVID, I stress-lost weight, then immediately gained back more than double. Going into 2021, I was determined to fit back into my clothes again (it’s frightening how living in one pair of yoga pants (or scrubs) lends itself to not realizing you can’t fit into the rest of your wardrobe!).
Here’s the list of things that helped me finally lose weight by the end of 2021. I hope you can find some helpful tips in case, like me, you’d prefer to start using the rest of your wardrobe again:
Continue reading “How I Lost my Covid-15 pounds”
I’m interrupting this anemically-scheduled blog series to provide a public service announcement: I’m a vaccinated, frontline physician who still ended up getting Covid. If you qualify, get your booster asap, because getting breakthrough Covid wasn’t an experience I’d want to repeat. Here’s what it felt like:
Continue reading “I’m a vaccinated, frontline Physician who got breakthrough Covid. Here’s what it was like.”
In part one of this blog last week I wrote about what I learned from reading 168 Hours: You have more time than you think. Time is our most precious resource. Today, you’ll learn how to optimize time and live a fuller life while juggling work and family.
Continue reading “How to be efficient with your time if you have a family”
Time is our most precious resource. This is what we of the FIRE movement are sacrificing and working hard to obtain: to be in charge of our time, to have more of it. So while it’s all good and everything to talk about money—how to save and invest it—us FIRE bloggers should also be examining the resource we’re striving to have more of: time. Continue reading “168 Hours: You have more time than you think (Part I)”
If any blog is to get me hate mail, this is the one—though hopefully it’s been edited enough by my Dragon Lady that the sharp edges no longer remain in this piece.
If something I write here hits a little too close to home—rather than stopping reading—why don’t you finish the blog and sit quietly for a bit to think about why you don’t like this particular blog? I’m hoping by doing this, it will help make you a happier person in the long run.
Continue reading “What is Success when you consciously choose to consume less in America?”
“We’re in this stage of life where we’re supposed to have flexible time because we’re raising children, yet none of us have this time we need because we’re all working. It doesn’t make sense.”
One of my friends from Germany recently wrote this to me in an email and I agree wholeheartedly with him. So many of us are doing life backwards : having kids and working full time, but after the kids move out, then we retire or change to working part-time.
If people were financially free Continue reading “What Financial Freedom can do for you”
Stop and think about the organization you work for. Do the marching orders from above make workers on the front lines take responsibility for bad outcomes—while the profits are reaped by upper management—all while the higher ups have little, if anything, at risk?
Are middle managers where you work borderline incompetent?
Have you felt an odd connection with The Office television program? Continue reading “Could the head of your organization be a sociopath? (DH Blog Post)”
I was talking with a physician friend of mine about this two-part blog series. She said I was writing about I’s and O’s. This is medical talk for “In” and “Out.” In other words, what doctors monitor in hospitalized patients: how much liquid they took in and how much they put out.
After having spent years borrowing money just to eat (hello undergrad (for me) and med school for both of us), we’ve focused on frugality, so more money stays in then goes out.
Last week I talked a little about how we consciously choose to fight the American consumer trends by consuming less and how we are beyond blessed in our current life circumstances.
We’ll pick up today where I left off about how we are counter culture and how this gives us more freedom to choose how we spend our time:
Continue reading “Minimizing our “Out’s” (Where we choose to spend less money)—Part II”