Lessons from 6 Months of Sustainable Shopping- Cheap Ethical Clothes, Ethical Lingerie, and Sustainability Fails

At the beginning of this year, I made the New Year’s Resolution to stop buying so much stuff — and more importantly, to buy things that were made ethically. I wanted to find thrifted clothes I loved, cheap ethical clothes, ethical lingerie, and ethical homewares. I’m doing a run-down here of some of the itemsContinue reading “Lessons from 6 Months of Sustainable Shopping- Cheap Ethical Clothes, Ethical Lingerie, and Sustainability Fails”

How to Tell If a Company Is Dropshipping: Balance Athletica, Halara, and More

Some of the links in this article are affiliate links, meaning if you buy through them, I may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you. For more information on affiliate links, click here. Thank you for supporting my writing! If you’re into the fitness sphere on Instagram, it’s no doubt that you’ve comeContinue reading “How to Tell If a Company Is Dropshipping: Balance Athletica, Halara, and More”

The Best Fall Weekend in Breckenridge, Colorado

Growing up in Colorado, I’ve always had an affinity for the mountains. While ski season is special in its own way, my favorite time of year to go up to the mountains has to be mid-September, right when all the leaves are changing. Even if you aren’t particularly outdoorsy, there’s plenty of beauty to see,Continue reading “The Best Fall Weekend in Breckenridge, Colorado”

7 Lessons I Learned From My Quarter-Life Crisis

If you’re new here, hi, I’m Al, and I got really sick last year, healed, then got really sick again right as I was beginning medical school. I’ve been writing this post for a while in bits and pieces, struggling to put together what I’ve learned in the past year. It’s been tough for meContinue reading “7 Lessons I Learned From My Quarter-Life Crisis”

#MedBikini and Professionalism

This article published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery received a lot of attention this week when it made the claim that ‘unprofessional content’ on social media pages may lead patients to choose another physician. The article was picked apart, Twitter erupted, and the discussion on #MedBikini and professionalism was born. The three investigators (aContinue reading “#MedBikini and Professionalism”

Being Antiracist Anywhere

“What can I do where I am?” -Toni Morrison The last few days have seen an eruption of unrest as people across the nation protest police violence in the killing of George Floyd. Whether you don’t feel comfortable protesting because of COVID-19 or are unable to for other reasons, there are ways to be antiracistContinue reading “Being Antiracist Anywhere”