Category Archives: journal

Story Collider

Earlier this year, I participated in The Story Collider – live, story telling featuring true, personal stories about science. The story I told was about how my road to recovery after open-heart surgery has been less like a detour and more like an

Story Collider

Earlier this year, I participated in The Story Collider – live, story telling featuring true, personal stories about science. The story I told was about how my road to recovery after open-heart surgery has been less like a detour and more like an

Radio Love Fest

TL;DR – My heart and I were featured on Radiolab. My heartbeat still drives me nuts. (This is an uber belated post as this took place last May, in 2015, but that’s how my life is right now. C’est la

Radio Love Fest

TL;DR – My heart and I were featured on Radiolab. My heartbeat still drives me nuts. (This is an uber belated post as this took place last May, in 2015, but that’s how my life is right now. C’est la

I Heart Hubble

The more progress I make, the more my heart has the power to surprise me when it decides to take back the wheel. I’ll be the first to admit that a year ago, I was a hot mess: paralyzed by

I Heart Hubble

The more progress I make, the more my heart has the power to surprise me when it decides to take back the wheel. I’ll be the first to admit that a year ago, I was a hot mess: paralyzed by

Heart Wars Trilogy Interlude: All the feels

I touched briefly on PTSD in Part 2, but I didn’t really do much to communicate what that physically feels like (tl;dr – it’s suffocating). It started off slow at first, a hint of emotional discomfort every now and then,

Heart Wars Trilogy Interlude: All the feels

I touched briefly on PTSD in Part 2, but I didn’t really do much to communicate what that physically feels like (tl;dr – it’s suffocating). It started off slow at first, a hint of emotional discomfort every now and then,

Heart Wars Trilogy Part 2: Trauma Drama

I think there is a big misconception about how fast “young people” heal from a surgery like this. There’s healing and then there’s HEALING. On one hand, being young and strong and in good health (with one obvious exception) means

Heart Wars Trilogy Part 2: Trauma Drama

I think there is a big misconception about how fast “young people” heal from a surgery like this. There’s healing and then there’s HEALING. On one hand, being young and strong and in good health (with one obvious exception) means

Heart Wars Trilogy Part 1: The Bionic Heartbeat

Many of you have probably heard me refer to my post-surgery heartbeat as “bionic“. While I don’t, in fact, have any bionic parts, I stand by my description because the strength of the beat is just so frickin’ strong that

Heart Wars Trilogy Part 1: The Bionic Heartbeat

Many of you have probably heard me refer to my post-surgery heartbeat as “bionic“. While I don’t, in fact, have any bionic parts, I stand by my description because the strength of the beat is just so frickin’ strong that

Change of Heart

  A lot has changed since my last blog post in January, some for the better, but some not so much. I’m finally in a place where I feel like I can write about it to let you all know

Change of Heart

  A lot has changed since my last blog post in January, some for the better, but some not so much. I’m finally in a place where I feel like I can write about it to let you all know