The Daily Stoic: Clarity

The Daily Stoic is a book by Ryan Holiday, and explores the main themes of the philosophical school of Stoicism. He utilises quotes from some of the most prominent and influential Stoic thinkers of all time: Marcus Aurelius (a Roman emperor, 121-180 AD), Seneca (teacher of emperor Nero [Nero was a tyrant and didn't seem... Continue Reading →

How I used Google Sheets to study in Medical School Year 2

I wanted to take the time now that there's only a week of year 2 remaining, to reflect on how I drastically changed my studying technique this year, in the hopes that I can improve in the future and maybe even help others to study better, too. So Google Sheets. Where did I get the... Continue Reading →

Where I’m at and where I’m going

I think what I really needed was a chance to turn my thoughts inwards for a while. A year out of med-school was never an option, and with the workload and responsibility ramping up year-after-year, I really didn't see a solution in sight. But then the pandemic happened. I'm in no way saying that anything... Continue Reading →

The Disintegration Loops

Sitting atop his building on the day that shook the world, William Basinski directed the gaze of his camera toward a billowing pillar of smoke, rising high above the Manhattan skyline. All the while, the world could do nothing but watch and hold their breath, as if they were sat before a feather balancing on... Continue Reading →

Volunteering at a children’s hospice

Since around June 2017, I've done some occasional voluntary work at a local (half an hour away is local isn't it?) children's hospice. So what is a children's hospice I hear you say? Well, to sum it up, it's essentially a clinical environment with lots of specialist staff and equipment that can accommodate children with... Continue Reading →

So, you want to be a doctor?

Congratulations, you have successfully selected the most difficult profession to get into. The road ahead is laced with obstacles that aim to trip you up, so you need to be on the top of your game. Buckle up. First off, you need to make sure you have your intentions straight in your head. I’m not... Continue Reading →

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