“Hey, man, I’ve been getting destroyed all night running four ORs and haven’t eaten. I am going to eat dinner before I get out of here.  If anything emergent comes up, I can help out.  Just let me know.” As I wash my hands right after I hang up the phone, the overhead call comes out:  “Attention.  Your attention, please. A Level 1 trauma code has been activated in the adult ...

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My wife and I have befriended multiple people with struggling marriages.  Maybe this shouldn’t be a big surprise given the majority of marriages end in divorce.  That said, every time we end up with friends struggling in marriage, it never gets any less challenging.  Every single time we run into this challenge, I am reminded of some sage advice I received before I got married: “The three most common causes ...

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The sister of one of my best friends went off the deep end in college.  We will call her Trinity. She got caught up in the wrong crowd, made some bad decisions, and ended up dropping out of college.  The direction that Trinity ended up going was really distressing to her parents.  The crazy part?  They blamed it on the college that she attended. This was completely ironic, because she originally ...

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On my site, I spend a lot of time talking finances.  And I’ve yet to mention what is by far the best investment that I have ever taken part in.  It has provided my best return on investment and biggest annual interest growth.  It also requires the most work, but this investment is what keeps me in the market and sticking to the plan.  In fact, it is “my why” ...

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During my third year of medical school, I received a harrowing phone call, "Can you please go over to Steve's place? I am worried about him. He might want to hurt himself." The person requesting this was the mother of one of my best friends in medical school. I was a third-year medical student on my surgical rotation. Steve's mom was concerned he might commit suicide. Sleep ...

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