Full of Sound and Fury (and signifying everything)

I haven’t been doing well. And I’m talking about too-depressed-to-even-post-on-Instagram-about-how-depressed-I-am-with-a-shoutout-to-mental-health-awareness level bad. The only reason I’m even able to write this blog is because after a week of some drastic measures (see also: tending to things long overdue requiring my attention), I feel better enough that I can see the sun trying to peer into my well-worn foxhole. There are …

Dr. Jaya Addresses Nursing Staff COVID Concerns

Dr. Jaya McSharma answers your questions and concerns on the COVID-19 Vaccine: Who is Dr. Jaya McSharma? Watch this video as Dr. Jaya answers the following questions: What is the reason for getting the COVID Vaccine? @ 0:03 This vaccine is too new and was rushed. Why should we trust it? @ 0:33 What is an mRNA? Was it developed …

“The Let Down Effect” Fireside Chat With Therapist Laura Alderman

I interviewed licensed professional therapist Laura Alderman about the “Let Down Effect,” and we ain’t talkin’ about booby milk! With the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out, frontline workers feel like it’s Christmas morning. Finally – a light at the end of the tunnel! But whether you’re in healthcare or not, this euphoria can be followed by depression and withdrawal, similar to …

Interview with LDH Region 7 Director, Dr. Martha Whyte

So the other day, I tricked local shero Dr. Martha Whyte by asking for ten zoom minutes of her time, and it ended up being a much longer interview. BUT as we all know, one zoom minute is like ten real minutes (otherwise why else would work meetings last for-frickin-ever?) I highly recommend watching this interview in its entirety. Dr. …

12 Days of McChristmas: Here Are a Few of Jaya’s Favorite Things

BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY  Idk if it’s because I’ve had LOTS OF COFFEE staying up last night to get this together for y’all in time, or BECAUSE IT’S THANKSGIVING SLASH CHRISTMAS, or because this crazy train of a year is almost over, or because I’ve had LOTS OF COFFEE (did I mensh?!), but I AM SO SO …

My FIRST ever Insta Live With Samantha Stokes, RN and Nutritionist!

BUSY BUSY BUSY Right? We’re BUSY I started out the year like 67 lbs overweight and now I’m like..64? Erm yeah, my #endtheyearlookinglikeJLo dreams did not happen. In fact, a lot of things didn’t go the way we planned in 2020, am I right? #understatementoftheyear I always think of healthy, fit people as “other,” and not something I could ever …

Don’t Go to Starbucks! (and other dire warnings)

So I’m sitting here in my parents’ home – my home, where I grew up – feeling grateful. It’s the day after Diwali, probably every Indian’s favorite holiday, and I’m happy that we could get together in a year that has been plagued by plagues. Political, economic, emotional, viral – plagues of every kind. The blog I WANTED to sit …