Kristin Prentiss Ott, M.D.

To All Valorous Women

I “met” Rachel Held Evans through her book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood. In it, she chronicles the year of her life she spent trying to LITERALLY live out the passages of the Bible directed at women. She spent a…
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Your Love Story – The Power of Chapter One

If you ever go to marriage counseling, one of the first questions the therapist will ask is: “So how did the two of you meet?” This question has a purpose greater than learning your history. Telling your story brings you back….
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An Often Missed Self-Diagnosis

It’s holiday time and that means feasting and family. Of course, for some of us, Thanksgiving dinner comes with a side of tension so thick the turkey knife can’t cut it. Family: the people we belong to even if we…
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The Anti-Depressing Truth About Happy Pills

Take a look at these pictures and think of some words to describe them.   I see deep and tender and coarse and narrow, but of course both of these pictures are of an elephant. This is the principle behind…
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The Truth about How I Got in to Medical School

Argh! I was aggravated. My dad kept telling me, “You’ll never know unless you try.” And I kept telling him he didn’t understand that people with transcripts like mine didn’t get into medical school. “Well, you don’t know that for…
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10 Reasons Breasts Are Our Frenemies

NOTE: The full text of this post was originally posted to facebook as a status update on my facebook page for easy reading/sharing. 10 Reasons Breasts Are Our Frenemies They are beautiful. Like really, really beautiful. So everywhere they go they…
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Baffling Baby Names (by Category)

Disclaimers: 1.  My husband’s name is Mickey (like the mouse & that great 80’s song). We named our children Kharis (Greek for grace) and Kai (Hawaiian for ocean). Kharis will be stuck spelling her name and having it mispronounced for life. And Kai’s namesake…
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