By Natalie Rabinowitz | Featured Contributor
Life has ups and is a journey.
Life has downs and challenges us.
And with that, it is how we weather the storm
that allows us to come through strong as a rock.
Experiences that make us resilient,
builds character, gives us wisdom.
And we continue;
as life has ups
and life has downs.
Continue reading “Strength [a poem]”
By Forrest Rivers | Featured Contributor
All we are
Of cosmic waves
Dancing in a sea
Life has meaning
And a sacred rhythm
That drums to the beat
Continue reading “Words of Encouragement [a poem]”
By Surakshya Kiju (Coco) | Featured Contributor
The small things in life aren’t really all that small.
They’re the things that make life real.
Takes your happiness to a whole new level.
Keeps you from feeling lost in an empty world.
We try so hard but we’re only human.
We can’t help it. We’re always on the run.
Always trying to meet expectations.
To label you as rose and not the thorn.
But when you find something that makes you forget it all;
A passion, a hobby or even alcohol
that pulls you through the tragedies that befall,
then how can you label that something as small?
Something that makes you live in the now.
Something you connect with without any vows.
Something that you think the world of.
Something that gives you meaning of love.
We only have one life. One chance to do it all. To do everything that we want, to enjoy living to the fullest. So why are we wasting it on the worries of tomorrow? Especially when we know that worrying isn’t gonna change anything at all. Most of the things we worry about end up not happening at all. All worrying about tomorrow does is steal away your present. So why don’t we live in the now instead and leave tomorrow’s worry for tomorrow?
Continue reading “The Small Things: A Reminder for Today”
By Hanna | Featured Contributor
Sometimes Strong Is:
Taking a break
Having a cry
Listening to your body
Holding your tongue
Asking for help
Saying you can’t
Getting out of bed
Loving with your whole heart
Wanting with your whole heart
Breathing through the pain
Just being here
My dear reader, thank you for reading! I do hope you enjoyed. I wrote this poem for myself when I was in a lot of pain, but really this poem is for you. Let me explain…
Continue reading “You Are Strong”
Be kind to your soul
Value your mind and body
You’re one of a kind.
A pertinent reminder for all of us. Thank you, Carl, for a lovely haiku.
Wishing everyone a beautiful week.
A mother is like a flower–
each one beautiful and unique.
Wishing every mom out there a lovely and restful Mother’s Day.
A medical student. A simple question.
“How am I supposed to go on caring?”
At the time, suggestions abound.
Work-life balance. Self-care. Hobbies.
Remembering our initial calling.
Remembering we still make a difference.
Remembering our love for medicine
and the privilege we have as caregivers.
But then the realization-
I don’t know the answer.
I only know that I have witnessed around me-
at every stage of training and practice-
evidence of emotional exhaustion.
So this is my plea…
Continue reading “A Physician’s Plea”