I need to stop watching the news. It makes me paranoid and sad, but for some reason I just flip it on constantly. Everyday another girl is raped and/or murdered, a child is neglected, a parent is missing, someone abused their right to carry a gun….and the list goes on and on. I no longer feel safe in my environment. School shootings, robberies, assaults….

I enjoy hearing about the upcoming election and forming my opinion on the candidates, but I don’t really care about their sex lives. Can we discuss the issues, please? Immigration, health care, war, economy, national security, education and not the intern you did or did not sleep with years ago.

I suppose my goal for this week will be to listen to more music and watch less TV, particularly news programs. Music calms me, opens my eyes and reminds me of the good in people. I sincerely believe music can heal the soul.

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  • You can do it! You must be getting stressed about the MCAT, I know I was a couple of months before the test. I liked this post, I find that music is really calming and sometimes focusing.

  • I tried but failed too, so I I’ve stopped fighting it and listen to talk radio. I’ve become so addicted that I cant even listen to music in the car anymore. i fear i have FOMO (fear of missing out).
    If you found assistance, do share the methods used.

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I'm an ObGyn. I started this blog as a medical student (some would call that doctor school) and now I'm working as an Ob/Gyn, which is seriously the coolest job ever. I'm a twin mom and recently added a baby brudder to the mix. My life story through November 2010 can be viewed here. The events in the many years following can be summed up as wedding bells, books, exams, babies, and doctoring. I started this blog in hopes of landing a role in a Lifetime movie so I could quit medicine and move to Hollywood, but that hasn't happened...so if you wouldn't take medical advice from Angelina Jolie, you shouldn't take it from me. I may not even be a real person. In fact, I'm probably a spambot. Or possibly a 15 yo boy blogging from a dingy basement. If you're really interested you can read more about me here. If you have any questions or want to guest post contact me.

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