Magical Mushrooms

*all information discovered through evidence based research* Mushrooms don't appear to be all that special (no offense) but these funky fungi are PACKED with essential nutrients that our body needs to function at its highest capacity.  Research has discovered that mushrooms contain significant immune boosting power.  They have antiviral, antibacterial, anti tumor AND anti-inflammatory properties.  Human illness … Continue reading Magical Mushrooms


Creamy Mushroom Lentil Soup

Inspired by this - Original Recipe Warm up to a cozy, savory, super easy to make, healthy soup this winter!  I discovered this recipe when I got home from work, was freezing, had mushrooms and kale that needed to be eaten (always a problem when 90% of the groceries are perishable) and wanted something that … Continue reading Creamy Mushroom Lentil Soup

Thanksgiving Wine

Thanksgiving Wine As I sit here on a Sunday morning enjoying a Bellini and listening to the Buffalo Bills pregame, I start to think about wine for the holidays, Thanksgiving to be exact. Having the right wine on this "party for your palate" holiday is crucial.  As you read along, I will break down Beaujolais, … Continue reading Thanksgiving Wine

We all Shine in Different Ways 

Before we are born, a set of morals, values, beliefs and laws are already set out for us. As stated in The Four Agreements, even our names are chosen for us. From day 1 society has implanted an outlook on how life is meant to look before we even get the chance to learn our … Continue reading We all Shine in Different Ways 

Eat Cherries and Go for a Run 👟🍒

Summer has officially begun for me! I moved into my grandparents beautiful condo on the bay that they very generously are letting me use for my clinical rotation, officially have been hired as a camp counselor for Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp and started training for a half marathon in September! Life is good 👍 One … Continue reading Eat Cherries and Go for a Run 👟🍒


Being in your early 20s, one year away from achieving your doctoral degree, and 2 years since earning your B.S. in biology, should qualify you to earn a decent amount of money while working a job more substantial than folding towels and making shakes. However, today in America, these credentials provide you with the opportunity … Continue reading Balance