A few months ago, I spent some time doing volunteer work in Kenya through the volunteer agency International Volunteer HQ. I stayed with a Kenyan family and volunteered at an orphanage, Internally Displaced Persons camps, and with the Masai (warrior tribes in Kenya). It was an extremely moving experience. Read more.

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    A renewal, of sorts…

    Filed under :Life, Life Lessons
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    I’m sitting in a hospital in Australia, where I’m doing a surgery rotation, now in my third year of medicine, and am reflecting on how I got here.  It wasn’t so long ago that I lived in Toronto, Canada, in another job, in another life.  Since I published a list of life lessons I’d accumulated by my 33rd birthday.  Since I decided I needed a change.

    …continue reading A renewal, of sorts…



    33 Things I Learned by Age 33 (…or 37 things…)

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    When I first started blogging, there was a trend of people posting lessons they’d learned by a certain age (ie “53 I learned by the age of 53”; “24 things I learned at 24”; etc.)  I loved reading through different life lessons- some humorous, some moving- and was touched by the candid openness with which bloggers tried to help their readers through life’s trials and tribulations.

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, and I’m still not yet ready to continue blogging regularly, but it was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to share this tradition.

    …continue reading 33 Things I Learned by Age 33 (…or 37 things…)



    What I’ve Been Up To Lately

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    It has been a BUSY few months.

    I was away for most of the Fall.  If you read my blog regularly you’ll know all about my adventures at the muay thai training camp Sinbi in Phuket, Thailand, which were so helpful in improving my technique that I’m trying to figure out when I can head back this year.

    …continue reading What I’ve Been Up To Lately