songs of a wounded healer

27 years old. doctor-in-the-making. wounded healer. hopeless romantic. hari ng sablay. a seed of hope waiting to spring. loves jason mraz. favorite song is "dare you to move." fan of sushi. currently has central obesity. a frustrated poet. wants to learn tennis. a mental health advocate. knows how to cook fillet dori with le'mon sauce. fan of lifehouse. a pediatric cancer advocate. dreams of becoming a five-star physician someday. wants to play the guitar. a dedicated friend. his motto is love strong. a knight of Christ. a frustrated Jesuit-wannabe. a soldier of hope. aka mr. brightside. in less than a year, he will hop, skip, jump and tell himself: "yeah, I made it."
Those who are happy are not without pain, they just know how not to be controlled by it.
Love and Other Drugs, 2010
You know it only breaks my heart to see you standing in the dark. Waiting there for me to come back.
Plumb, Stranded 
Stop waiting on people to complete you, complete yourself.
Maybe I love too much and maybe I show it too little.
R.M. (via ideacycling)

(via lipsealedhush)

Come on lay down these arms, all our best defenses. We’re taking our chances here on the run.
Matt Kearney, Never Be Ready
I only write when I am falling in love, or falling apart.
A healthy relationship is one where two independent people just make a deal that they will help make the other person the best version of themselves.
Unknown (via buhaybabae)

(via buhaybabae)

I’ve got my two hands on my pocket. The left is holding onto uncertainty. The other is clinging on to hope.
Note to myself


"What do you feel most guilty about?"
"That I live on the West Coast, and my mom lives here on her own. I’m here on business, so I just got to visit her. My friend calls these ‘lightbulb trips.’ When you visit your older parent after not seeing them for awhile, and there’s something simple they need you to do, like a burned out lightbulb that they need you to reach, and you realize that if you hadn’t come, they’d have been sitting in the dark."

Writing about doctors has helped me to realize that they aren’t necessarily special people; they are, more precisely, ordinary people engaged in an extraordinary profession. Clearly they are not perfect—not as doctors or as people….The responsibilities of doctors often surprise, test, and challenge them—but the best doctors meet and, when necessary, exceed the challenges. And the truth is, we ask more of our doctors, especially these days, than we do of people in almost any other profession.
Becoming a Doctor by Lee Gutkind (via thenotquitedoctor)
One leap at a time.

One leap at a time.

My faith is like shifting sand- changed by every wave.
Caedmon’s Call, Shifting Sand
I will always be King of Pain.
Alanis Morissette, King of Pain
Take a shower,
Wash away the bad thoughts,
Cleanse your body,
Put on some relaxing music,
Get in to bed,