I saw my last patient last week. My last patient in 20 years of service as a nurse. This individual made an appointment for vague symptoms, didn’t appear ill and when bluntly asked what was needed, stated a note in order to skip a mid-term. Knowing that this would be my last patient, I felt…… Continue reading Closing Time…
Compassion is an interesting concept. We seem to have an easier time finding empathy and compassion for others versus ourselves. Our heart-strings pull so easily towards those that we do not know and the kindness that is extended is that of an afterthought. The warm smile, the hug, the donation, the sharing of a social…… Continue reading When Extreme Compassion Is Required…
I know. It’s been awhile. The last month of 2017 and the first few months of 2018 have been wild to say the least. Evacuations, natural disasters and all sorts of chaos, uprooting and needs to be met far greater than my own have been preoccupying my time….or so I told myself. To be honest, …… Continue reading Where have you been?
It’s a common phrase said to those going through loss….”give yourself time to grieve.” It’s a lovely idea, but the process of grieving itself is a difficult concept to actualize on a day-to-day basis. You will be surrounded by love and comfort initially after loss, but eventually life goes on, the day to day takes…… Continue reading Why I Delayed Grieving….
He walks into my office and shuts the door. I ask, “what’s going on?” and he moves toward me, then behind me and places his hands on my shoulders. “All is I need is 2 minutes,” he says and then proceeds to describe what he is going to do to me. I get up from…… Continue reading The way of action…..
Today marks the 25th anniversary of my Dad’s passing. Yes, 25 years. I say this with the most seriousness…..the importance of a positive male role model in a girl’s life is critically important. Whether it be from basic life lessons (i.e. how to be treated, how to change a tire, how to balance a checkbook,…… Continue reading A daughter’s thank you….
I am not going to lie, something has my soul churning as of late. Maybe it’s the heat, maybe it’s the time of year, maybe it’s my 40-something body and hormones, maybe it’s the damn moon. Whatever it is, I have, once again, felt like I need to run through a brick wall. Just when…… Continue reading My wish for the universe…
Inspiration…a noun, right? According to definition, yes, but I also see it as a verb, a state of being. Similar to happiness, this is something that needs constant action. It is an exchange of energy requiring presence between myself and those around me and/or the environment surrounding me. Admittedly, there are days when the search…… Continue reading Got inspiration? Inspire others….
A few nights ago, I found myself awake….again. I launched my NPR app and set the sleep timer preparing to be lulled into some sound sleep. After the headline recap, a story called “Future Self” began. The story was about a group of high school students that consistently year after year had low achievement test…… Continue reading Pursuit of a Future Self….
I’ve thought a bit on this post, essentially, whether or not to share this information with all of you. You see, this is probably the most embarrassing and private struggle for me that I have yet to find success….personal, intimate relationships. I have had huge success in my professional life, but personally, it has always…… Continue reading Connecting….in an online world