I Found Hope

Hope and faith are always viable options.

Through challenging times, through tiring days, through painful experiences and stories of tragedy, we must never lose sight of the beauty that surrounds us.

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When reading a book, not even thinking about this blog, hope found me. I was curled up under a yellow blanket, hot tea by my side. And I followed hope to her next simple message: “Believe in man.” Believe in mankind to do good. Believe in mankind to be good. Believe that the world and even the current page of your novel is filled with kindness and inspiration. And believe that you have every right to move past the noise – even cross it out in black ink! – and delve straight into that place of inspiring hope.

Because, at its core, the world is … beautiful, and simple, and, quite frankly, good.

How do I know that?

Well, for starters, because you are a part of this world!

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

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A Life at Peace, and an anniversary

Today marks my two year blogiversary here on WordPress! And more importantly, two years spent with all of you ♥

Admittedly, though, I forgot about this date. Writing, blogging, sharing inspirations and bits of experience from medicine and dentistry, engaging with all of you … it’s all become such an integral part of my life that I can’t even remember a time before this blog. And for years to come, this blog and all that it offers will grow and thrive on!

Good news, though: WordPress didn’t take my forgetfulness all that hard. He just sent me a polite nudge and a morning reminder that I better get on my anniversary post! So here it is.

Thank YOU for being a part of these two years. I can’t wait to see what the future brings on Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey To Share … perhaps a name change away from ‘student’ in the next two years …?!

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For now, though, this moment is just where I want to be.

 

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

You Are a Part of the Solution: Remedying the Opioid Crisis

Every day, over 90 Americans die from an opioid overdose. And, we are each a part of the solution.

Click Here to read Mirissa D. Price’s Huffington Post article on the topic of Opioid Abuse and the Dental Profession.

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NPR’s Robert Siegel of All Things Considered came to discuss this very issue at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in August of 2017. They happened to catch me learning how to make provisional restorations in the process (the above photo). Click here to listen to the full broadcast from the Harvard and Boston dental community.

Whether you are the patient, the family member, the medical doctor, social worker, or dentist, it’s time to ask yourself one simple question:

What role will you take in creating the solution? 

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

10 Lessons from 10 Dental Specialties

Open wide’ to the possibilities in the dental profession, and do please keep your jaw cracked open, too. We’re almost done with the soft tissue exam.

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We can learn so much from the many specialties of the dental profession!

CLICK HERE to read my latest Huffington Post article and to find out if you have the chutzpah of a prosthodontist!

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

The Versatile Blogger Award

The prolific and stunningly creative blogger, Ally L Mare, has nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award!

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Thank you Ally!

Be sure to check out Ally’s free online e-books.

This award is created in the spirit of getting to know our fellow bloggers, and the rules are quite simple:

– Display the award on your blog.

– Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to his/her blog.

– Share 7 facts about yourself.

– Nominate 10 bloggers for the award and link to their blogs.

So with the first two tasks complete, it’s time for 7 Facts about Mirissa D. Price:

  1. My favorite tooth is the mandibular first premolar; something about that mesiolingual groove just offers such a great story for the imaginative dental student!
  2. I have been teaching and working with children since I was only a child! And I love every second of it!
  3. My most productive time of day is after dark, but I still love to wake up before the sun rises.
  4. I will jump onto any stage you put before me – comedy, karaoke, theater; I’ll be there!
  5. I am named after a Great Aunt Miriam – hence the ‘Mi’ in Mirissa ♥
  6. I fall head over heels in love with this world every time I take a step out into nature.
  7. I just opened an etsy shop where you can buy some tidbits of inspiration to keep in your home and on your fridge! CLICK HERE to check out my growing shop, A Smile Blooms.

Now, for the best part – I get to pass the gift of this award on to the next 10 bloggers! My 10 nominations are:

  1. Lifes Fine Whine
  2. Word Prints
  3. Angie Trafford
  4. EDC Writing
  5. Palabras DelMar
  6. Comically Quirky 
  7. Blog of a Mad Black Woman
  8. Keep On Moving
  9. Playing By My Own Rules
  10. Ohm Sweet Ohm

And, of course, YOU! Add your blog to the comments and consider your blog nominated! Nothing can stand between you and a little self-determination to join in!

Thanks again for the nomination, Ally. Now, nominees, readers, anyone choosing to jump in the game, go forth and have a blogging good time!

 

Finding My Voice

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For me, writing is all about finding my voice and sharing it.  Often unfiltered.  Sometimes abridged.  So in moments when my voice seems too quiet, I pick up a pen, and there my voice is.

Where do you find your voice?  What brings that little nugget of wisdom out?  

Tell us in the comments!  We can’t wait to hear from you!

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.