I had to give up drinking, and I realized the unhealthy ways we talk about alcohol A year ago, right after my 21st birthday party, my mom told me that she...
How do you achieve work-life balance? It’s one of the core questions that arise in every interview, a thing that keeps many of us awake at night, and (for those who are regular followers of W&D) a tightwire balancing...
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As previously seen on Wit & Delight Well, let’s start from the beginning. It was spring of 2015 when I woke up with acute pain on my right side, concentrated in my upper back and head. It didn’t happen overnight, I...
It was my first time getting an EKG test. I undressed in the same room as the nurse. When I get nervous, I’m overly friendly to the point of being pathetic, so the nurse chuckled softly when I said...
“How many siblings do you have?” It’s a normal get-to-know-you question on first dates or during casual watercooler talk when you’re new at the office. (Is watercooler talk still a relevant cultural reference? Please LMK.) Maybe being an only child...
By Steve Lasater, M.D. Dear Dr. Lasater,  I’m 50 years old, and my husband and I have been happily married for 25 years. The first 23 or so of those years had been fantastic for us, as we had enjoyed a...
Photo Courtesy of Wing Ta of Canary Grey for Hackwith Design House I found this post hard to write. I thought I knew how to easily answer the question in the headline, but the more I tried to put my...
Why I started talking about my chronic illness online Too many of us have stories of doctors not believing our pain, years spent being misdiagnosed, and struggles in accessing the care...
Image Courtesy of @house_of_land I am one of the millions of millennials waking up to the undeniable truth of how very unspecial I am. Growing up in the age of self-esteem had a profound impact on this privileged white girl living in...
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