June 12, 2018

But I suppose my point is this: Knowing about this darkness, this hopelessness, this isolation, this pain — JUST KNOWING THAT THEY EXIST — may be more important than understanding the particular reasons for wanting to live or wanting to die.

June 6, 2018

As I scrolled through various social media outlets, one trend clearly stood out. The posting of heartfelt messages, pleading for those in need to find help.

April 30, 2018

On first blush, my story is not at all unique: - Aspire to be a doctor from early childhood - Work my tail off in high school and college to get into medical sc

March 16, 2018

It's time for a re-boot. Only this time we're overhauling the entire OS and wiring it with hope and fairy dust.

February 2, 2018

Here comes my answer to a question nobody asked me. Depression? Mental health? Come to me to be confused AF.

January 4, 2018

I started this blog about 5 months ago. The response was very welcoming and encouraging. They even included some “I just might have some stories for you” comments. But there were also folks who were dubious. “You aren’t a failure,” “This should be a success story,” “Qu...

November 22, 2017

Last week I completed what will most likely be my last session of Improv classes. I started these a year ago on a whim. It was a blast. Four quarters and 3 levels later we wrapped up our last showcase and our last class. The first level, Improv 101, was mostly introduc...

October 26, 2017

In medicine we had to examine patients for important signs of disease. These signs could point us in the right direction of a diagnosis, or more importantly warn us of impending disasters. Pain is one obvious sign, but not just “Ow it hurts” pain. We needed to find out...

October 6, 2017

English is a fascinating language. Of course by that I mean it is stupidly inconsistent. Just look at that old “I before E” nonsense or poll your friends and f

September 8, 2017

I wrote this blogpost for a dear friend and medschool classmate of mine, Kathy Tsapos Parmele, MD. Her blog, www.healthyselfhealthyworld, is a very important site for Physician and Healthcare Provider Wellness.  And if her site is all about Wellness, then I'm the Goofu...

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