We’re almost 3 weeks into 2021… how are your New Year’s resolutions going?

Like, really?

I’m not a fan of creating lists of things to tackle starting January 1st, but I AM a fan of seasons changing. …


Juicing vegetables every day

There aren’t many things I can do to gross out our 8- and 10-year old boys. But sipping on my fresh-pressed morning veggie juice certainly is one of them. Especially since it usually includes dramatic things like radishes and chard. …


Happy New Year! 2021

It’s almost here. That shiny New Year many of us have been waiting for to say “good riddance” to 2020, the year that has been immortalized by death, destruction, and conservation of toilet paper.

And yet, we are also realizing 12:00AM on January 1, 2021 is not going to be…


Enneagram 9

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

My mom would say that to my siblings and I often enough, I probably thought it was a Bible verse. …


Commit30 for Good Notes

I like to think I am a very intentional person. I am a busy mom and MD, so I have spent years learning how to plan my time carefully so that I can Get All The Things Done.

But time seems to go by at ever-increasing speeds. Sometimes I feel…


Eliminate common toxins from your home.

“Sure. You can turn me into a hippie just like you,” my husband said last week.

This is just one of a thousand ways he says “I love you” every day. He had never eaten broccoli before meeting me (I smothered it in cheese the first time I served it)…


NaNoWriMo

Especially if those words are rushed crap?

NaNoWriMo would say, “Yes.” Apparently crap words are better than no words. And LOTS of words are better than just a few.

This is my first year participating in the month-long writing challenge and I’m skeptical before it even begins. I’ve picked a…


NaNoWriMo is just around the corner again. With so many ideas rattling around in your brain (and on Ulysses draft sheets), how do you narrow to a clear choice for 30 days? Do you pick your best idea? Your fave idea? Or the most palatable? The easiest? Most encouraging? …


History of Present Illness

I write other people’s stories every day at work. Sometimes a dozen or so of them within a shift. Sometimes more. The stories may span years or just the past few hours. Everyone arrives at the same place: our emergency room. …


“That’s the secret of how to enjoy writing and how to make yourself meet high standards,” said Mrs. Berman. “You don’t write for the whole world, and you don’t write for ten people, or two. You write for just one person.”

- Kurt Vonnegut: Bluebeard

Who are you writing for…

Jennifer Brown, MD

Wife, mama, and MD starting a regenerative ag farm with her husband in northern California. Jennifer has a deep passion for family & food, media & memoirs.

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