cherishing love, extending (and receiving) grace
Something my cousin wrote tonight: “1, cherish your loved ones now, not later, and 2, extend grace to others because you never truly know what someone else is going through.” Good to be reminded of this as I go into the stretch run of my second semester in grad school. Really busy, yet not busy enough, often feel inadequate, but supported by wonderful classmates, friends, and...
His Love Story: Biblical dating →
hislovesaves: taken from Boundless “As Christians in dating relationships, we want to avoid hurting one another and dishonoring Christ by “defrauding” (see NASB translation of 1 Thessalonians 4:6) our brothers and sisters in Christ by implying — through word or action — a higher level of commitment to that… Interesting… kind of want to explore the “guard your heart” aspect...
It has come to our attention that the scientific leaders at Brigham and Women’s...– A statement from Brigham and Women’s Hospital to reporters. Translation: never mind. As NBC’s Robert Bazell reported, “Earlier in the week the hospital sent out a press release about the study with the headline ‘The truth isn’t sweet when it comes to artificial sweeteners.’ ” The paper, he said,...
I need you, Jesus, to come to my rescue. Where else can I go? There’s no other name by which I am saved. Capture me with grace, I will follow you. “Rescue” - Desperation Band (at least the version I’m listening to) Past few days (and especially nights) has been hard in terms of thoughts… midterm in less than two hours. Suddenly thought of this song this morning...
Fifteen minutes before “Morning Edition” is beamed to radios across the country,...– ‘Morning Edition’ on NPR, Broadcast by a Team on 2 Coasts - NYTimes.com A peek “behind the mic” at Morning Edition. — tanya b. (via npr) Love Morning Edition, so much… just wish I could drive and listen in the mornings like my dad and I used to. Maybe when those self-driving cars become...
Hollister Models Mock Asians At Opening Of South... →
blackridinnhood: searchingforknowledge: Hopefully South Koreans decide that they really don’t need Hollister’s shitty clothing. And Hollister goes bankrupt because of their racism. You know what could have prevented this? Had Hollister hired KOREAN models instead of flying out white models from racist countries. I find it hilarious how their apology talks about “diversity and inclusion”...
Excitement of signing up for classes VS taking...
How I respond when someone asks me to explain what...
First day of class tomorrow. Be humble, stay hungry, time to redeem myself and kick butt.
What If Jesus Meant All That Stuff?
*Note: Posting this from Esquire in its entirety, by Shane Claiborne. Highly recommend his book, The Irresistible Revolution. To all my nonbelieving, sort-of-believing, and used-to-be-believing friends: I feel like I should begin with a confession. I am sorry that so often the biggest obstacle to God has been Christians. Christians who have had so much to say with our mouths and so little to...
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artisintheyes asked: Hi uncorrelated causations! I was wondering if you could tell me more about your interests with respect to environmental justice, social determinants of illness, HIV/AIDS prevention and education, health promotion/disease prevention in Asian/Asian-American populations, and especially the relationship between psychology and illness. I'll one day be a psychiatrist and I love discussing such...
hypothetical little brother
*Note: I first wrote this entry in my old blog back in October of 2010. Feeling weird and overwhelmed with school starting in two days: so much left unaccomplished, and so much left to plan. Somehow stumbled across this post, which I hadn’t read in a long time… after reading it, still feel reassured.* I had a conversation with a friend yesterday on how both of us just wanted to drop...
Be Here Now
smile4a1up: artisintheyes: depression stems from being caught up in the past, anxiety stems from being caught up in the future. both the past and future are really illusions because all that is truly real is now. - Jeffrey Michael werd.
Kind World: A Distressed Woman, A Cab Driver, And... →
npr: kindworld: Jean Joselin has been a cab driver in Cambridge, Mass., for over 30 years. One day a woman got into his car clearly distressed. When Jean asked the woman what was wrong, the woman told him everything - she’d been dumped by her boyfriend and didn’t know where to go. What happened next led to to friendship, loyal clientele, and a beautiful story. You should visit Kind World and...
Wendell Berry - The Real Work
Just saw this on friend’s facebook and had to share. The Real Work It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. ~Wendell Berry
Higgs And Aristotle: A Parable of Ethers →
npr: “Aristotle and Peter Higgs walk into a pub. Higgs, as usual, orders a malt. Aristotle, more of a wine fellow, stays close to his Greek roots. ‘So, I hear they found it,’ says Aristotle, with a twinkle in his eye. ‘It sure took a long time, but I guess they did,’ answers Higgs, beaming. ‘You think 40-odd years is a long time? I waited 23 centuries!’ ‘What are you talking about?’ asks...
Invisible: Male Sex Workers, A Documentary to Make... →
Dear readers, As you may know, I’m part of a non-profit called “Partners in Learning About AIDS (PL-AIDS).” We are dedicated to reducing the biological and social outcomes that arise as a result of living with HIV/AIDS. One of our main projects right now is collaborating with a group of filmmakers to produce a documentary on the lives of male sex workers in Providence, Rhode...
'The Life That Follows' Disarming IEDs In Iraq →
npr: “The stakes were all too low suddenly. Whether I did the dishes or not didn’t seem to rise to the challenge of what I had done before. When nothing is important anymore, everything is important. Little things start to become too important and you start to become obsessive over the details. And that obsessive part of my brain that kept me alive in Iraq went into overdrive and it became the...
Life Takes Us Where We're Supposed to Be... →
Yesterday, I joined five medical exchange students from China and Taiwan on a 14-hour tour of Brown/Providence/Waterfire (three of them are from the hospital where I did research for six months post-grad). They’ve been here for a week, rotating at different hospitals, and through the course of our conversation, we’ve talked a lot about the health care system on both sides of the...
July came on with that breathless, brilliant heat which makes the plains of...– —My Ántonia by Nebraska author Willa Cather (via netnewsnebraska) One of my favorite books of all time.
The mind at its best is a ruinous house, with traps.– From Gun Dealers’ Daughter by Gina Apostol. The novel—about a bookish rich girl turned communist rebel—comes out next week. But! You can enter to win a free copy now. (via wwnorton)
In 1990, no US state had an obesity rate above...
acurrentundersea: drueisms: Something I noticed coming from Taiwan back to USA….
We try often, though we fall back often. A brave delight, fit for freedom’s...– Walt Whitman (1819-1892) Found this at the bottom of the JAMA article I’m reading for research. So tired, frustrated, sad, disappointed… did not expect this (the feelings or the quote). Makes what I’m doing worth it for at least one more day - get up and get this done.
2012 Commencement Address by Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Deep Brain Stimulation as a Novel Method for... →