YOU ARE A BADASS

I have read several books in my life, but there aren’t many that I would say all of you should read. Jen Sincero is a success coach and author with a great sense of humor, and really knows what she’s talking about when it comes to this life stuff. “You Are A Badass is the self-help book for…

PB chocolate maca smoothie

Maca is an old, more recently discovered superfood full of antioxidants and amino acids. And guess what? It’s a plant (surprise, surprise). It’s difficult to pinpoint the flavor of the fine, tan powder, but one of my best friends describes it as “slightly nutty, a little bit sweet.” – needless to say, we love it. Everyone…

why nutrition?

First off, Happy National Nutrition Month too all my fellow healthy foodies! As many of you know, I am almost finished with a degree in community nutrition which credits me to become a Licensed Nutritionist in my home state of North Dakota (and enables me to apply for licensure in other states) once I graduate. (Complete list…

las vegas

Hello, everyone! This past week has been wonderful. I have hardly thought about school, and as much as I love learning, stepping away for a few days has been the best thing I could ask for. Now that I’m recharged, I am ready to finished my 6th semester of undergrad, strong. 🙂 So where was…

avocado toast

This is a food trend that I hope never dies out. Whether decide to make it a meal or an afternoon snack, this is my procedure – I have it down to a science 😉 You’ll need: 1 egg or 2 egg whites 1/2 an avocado 2 slices bread of choice salt & pepper & Italian…

on shift work:

I currently work as a tech in the emergency department. My role in the ED entails lots of stocking, transporting, assisting, and transferring, with unpredictable acuity, census, and whatever else the emergency department brings. I’m happy to share some things I’ve learned over time that have helped me in my role along the way!   one: ALWAYS…

how to do it all (and be successful):

There always seems to be 20,000 things going on at once, am I right? Exams, workouts, meals to prepare, someone’s birthday, group projects, meetings, papers, calling your grandma, volunteering, working, planning, and sometimes sleeping. I am guilty of anyone else who takes on many roles but, I able to do everything I do because of…

Confessions of a Surgeon: a review

Dr. Paul Ruggieri is a general surgeon who practices both general surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Throughout his story, he discusses the unwritten of being a surgeon and what training entails. My favorite aspect this book is how Dr. Ruggieri uses specific cases he’s encountered over his training and practice to help relay the emotional effect…

simple scones

‘scone on?! This recipe is egg free, refined sugar free, and can be personalized to whatever you’re in the mood for. Make ahead and eat for a snack, breakfast, or bring to your friends! INGREDIENTS: 1 & 1/2 c. flour of choice 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp COLD butter,…

watermelon caprese

Did you know watermelon has the same phytochemical, lycopene, that tomatoes have? This is what gives watermelon & tomatoes their red color. But not only that, it is an antioxidant which may help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer! Woo! While sitting in class today, I was craving watermelon and this is what…

zoodle shrimp scampi

As the summer comes to an end, produce is starting to flourish! I have an abundance of zucchini and summer squash and cannot wait to use it. Grow your own, or support your local farmers! There is something about knowing where your food comes from that makes enjoying it even better. *** Today, I am…

a guide to shadowing in medicine:

Today, I traded my usual ceil blue scrubs for the OR scrubs and followed an OB/GYN. My experience today was beyond words amazing.   Throughout my time at the hospital I was fortunate enough to observe multiple outpatient surgeries, round with the doctor, and witness two deliveries (for the first time)! Words do not describe how blessed I…