Health is not a choice – It is the way of living

I was born in the family of the doctors. Both of my parents, my sister, and her husband went a long way to get their medical degrees and I am … well, I am not one of them. Honestly, I have never been a big fan of blood and that kind of stuff. So these days I learn about health from literature, experience of others and, of course, my own. And this is the hardest part: I have to try everything out on myself. I claim it is the hardest because medicine has hundreds of researches to prove its point and I have to dig through the knowledge buried under the tons of information. What do I mean? Things like how to suppress inflammation in a body or how to heal irritated gums, or increase vitamins intake without actual pills.

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Denver Then and Now

I used to believe that our memories like to play tricks on us. We remember things not as they were or happened but as our brain allows us. It forces out negative, scary or embarrassing feelings leaving us the awareness that something unpleasant happened in the past. As much as I believe this is cheating of some sorts, I still really appreciate this ability. Otherwise, the weight of the things that were done and couldn’t be changed, can press down on us and mess with our present and future.

In 2007, the whole 9 years ago, I did the craziest thing my parents could have ever imagined and signed up for Work & Travel program that basically meant spending three months working in the United States as an international student and then traveling for a month around the country. Read More