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1. 10 Things to Know Before Your Next Visit to the Emergency Department

By far, this has been my most popular post. It has >225,000 views on my website. It was also published on and has >234,000 SHARES there.

2. 8 Cold Hard Truths About Colds

This article features memes of Ryan Gosling and Kate Upton. I attribute much of its success to their beautiful faces. It has >13,000 views and >5,000 shares.

3. The One Thing Doctors, Doulas, Moms, & Midwives All Want

I am proud of this piece. I believe in its message and was honored that the Vice President of Improving Birth and creator of the #BreaktheSilence project reached out to me. It has over 8,000 views.

4.  Human Predators: Four Features and Four Phases of Assault

This article was inspired by the #METOO movement, but I didn’t push publish until TIME magazine named “The Silence Breakers” its person of the year. It has 7,000 views.

5. Why Medical Professional Have Potty Mouths

Um, my mom might not be so proud of this one, but with >25,000 shares on and 5,600 views on my site, it’s clear my comrades in medicine could relate!

6.  What I Wish White Women Knew About Being a Woman of Color (Guest Post)

I am grateful that my friend, Sherlonya Turner, granted me the privilege of publishing her words which clearly resonated with many.

7.  Medical Sayings: A Glimpse into Medical Culture 

This article only appears in the top 10 because I linked to it in my most popular article. It is an entertaining little piece – but not exactly “share-worthy.”

8.  Kate Spade & Tory Burch: The Truth about What We’re Buying

This took off over a year after I wrote it – not sure how, but I do think it has bits of rarely spoken truth.

9.  The Truth About Why I Chose a C-section 

I wrote a version of this article the night before I went in for my primary elective c-section in August of 2010. When I started this website I published it here as a ‘background piece’ and shared it occasionally in comment sections.

10. 5 Pieces of Advice that Changed My Life 

I still re-read this piece to remind myself of these important lessons. It has had >2,500 views.


Interestingly absent from this list is Ode to Nurses. This article did not generate a lot of traffic for my website but has had >39,000 shares on (my 2nd most popular article there).

Although the articles above have had the most views, they are not my favorites nor do they have the prose of which I am most proud. Four of my favorites are:

  1. To All Valorous Women
  2. The Anti-depressing Truth About Happy Pills (Originally published as “How I Found Out I Have an Elephant’s A**.”)
  3.  An Often Missed Self-Diagnosis
  4.  I Survived My First Week as a Kindergartener’s Mom

Thank you, for reading! The time you have offered my words is a gift to me.