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5 Easy Workouts Your Body Will Love

Looking for motivation? Or maybe just somewhere to start? These beginner workouts were made just for you. All of them are less than 45 minutes, and all you'll need is a set of dumbbells! Trust me, your body will thank you for these workouts. Total Body Burn 5 minute cardio warmup -- Walk, jog, jump... Continue Reading →

To my anatomy lab donor.

I’m praying for you. I’m praying that you are feeling joy, peace, and contentedness. I’m praying that you are surrounded by people you love. I’m praying that you are not in pain, nor are suffering in any capacity. I praise Jesus for you. I praise Jesus for your heart of compassion. I praise Jesus for... Continue Reading →

Little luxuries.

  Working in hospital here in Trujillo has given me a unique opportunity to meet many people on a personal level, quickly. As such, I've been able to see a lot of vulnerability and honesty not typically afforded to a person you meet on the streets. In honor of Thanksgiving being last week, here are... Continue Reading →

reflections on neurosurgery.

Some reflections on neurosurgery: Instead of hearing Mozart gently playing while the surgeon quietly sat at the head of the operating table, as I had always imagined neurosurgery, two surgeons stood towering over the patient, the hum of the craniotome (a high-powered drill) drowning out all other noises in the room. My first neurosurgery was... Continue Reading →

The woman who spoke Quechua.

Quechua is one of the three official languages of Peru, and is commonly found in the Andes mountains as it is historically associated with the Incan civilization. Quechua differs drastically between the mountain villages, so a Quechua speaker from Cuzco may not be able to understand a Quechua speaker from Huaraz. It is also entirely... Continue Reading →

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