Wellness takes practice and commitment, every single day. It doesn't come in a bottle or a pill or test tube. True health requires a realization that moderation actually is the shiny and sexy alternative -- that the latest purification regimen is fleeting, a distraction that draws your attention away from the true elements of healthfulness.
Life is too short to stay in a job you truly hate. If you're unhappy, don't let money alone be the only reason you stay. Quit if you need to; this is your happiness we're talking about. No job is worth sacrificing your health, happiness or well-being. If these tips to love your job again simply don't work, simply know when to walk away.
The irony was not subtle -- an 8 a.m. lecture on sleep to which most of us showed up sleep-deprived and in desperate need of caffeine. Sitting in the lecture hall and yearning for the exact thing I was supposed to be taking notes on, I began to think about how my notion of sleep has changed in medical school.