By Catarina Rodrigues, Featured Health Story Three and a half years ago, I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. A hiatal hernia is what happens when the upper portion of your stomach slides up into your chest because there is an opening (a “hiatus”) in your diaphragm. This causes the person to experience severe acid […]Mind … Continue lendo Mind Over Body: Catarina’s Path to Health — Phoebe, MD: Medicine + Poetry
Time must be one of the hardest things to define. Physics has been debating its essence for many Centuries and no accurate conclusions could ever be reached. Some think time is what the clock shows us, others think it is an illusion, and then there are more daring minds that suggest time is not linear. … Continue lendo The Changing Nature of Time
First week of preventive quarantine is reaching its end. 5,5 days locked home, working, trying to stay busy AF and clear my mind from negative thoughts. Like me, I know that thousands of people are going through the exact same thing (or worse). It is for me and for them that I am writing these … Continue lendo Nevertheless, we will persist
It is day 4 at home, working of course, without going out. 4 miserable days and I am already going nuts. My heart pounds like a squash ball hitting the wall right before landing on someone's nose, I have trouble breathing and my entire body hurts. I even lost my appetite, when normally feel hungry … Continue lendo A glimpse of kindness
The day I, like so many other Portuguese people, thought would never come has arrived and with it came an overwhelming feeling of panic, restlessness and fear. Covid-19 is here and it is coming strong on all fronts - health, economy, work, personal lives... Everyone is a bit lost, affraid, unsure of what tomorrow will … Continue lendo Life, interrupted, until further notice
If we take a really deep look within ourselves we will find a legion, we will find many, an endless matrix of complex thoughts, emotions, wishes, dreams, fears. We are like a broken mirror, refecting many different angles of the same image or in this case of the same self, and sometimes it is hard … Continue lendo Looking through the broken glass
Life's too short. Just love as hard as you can, smile every single day, live as if you were to die tomorrow, because you may.
(...)this is only the beginning and I still have a long way ahead of me, a lot of work to do, a lot of searching, but today I began to feel the Universe and hear its music, like a perfectly tuned orchestra where each instrument plays a key role on its beautiful melody.
Today's world has gone mad, sad, cruel, Machines, money, social media are kings. What has become of humans? Have we completely lost track of things? I still dream of a world of kindness Ruled by real people who can feel Who smile and share their happiness Who help others in pain to heal. Oh how … Continue lendo Chapter XV – Momentum
Its midnight and the moon shines high There’s nothing but a silent cry The clock has stopped ticking, My heart has stopped beating. All pain just washed away No more sins left to forgive today, My eyes are forever shut All bonds are forever cut. Goodbye my lonely days, Today we follow separate ways, As … Continue lendo Chapter XIV – Liberation