Personal reflection is part of my daily ritual. Learning lessons and implementing those lessons are what drive growth and feed resilience. With the end of the year upon me, I am not reaching for something new, but looking to enhance the lessons I have finally “gotten” this year. These lessons? It’s ok to quit something…… Continue reading The Dash…
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…
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 wanted to re-post this. I find gratitude in the moments I have been blessed with to be motherly, to provide guidance and self-less care. Happy Mother’s Day…. It warmed my heart to see all of the Mother’s Day posts on social media yesterday. Everyone taking time out to recognize their Mom or the…… Continue reading Wait…are you a Mom?
I had some free time this weekend and was pleasantly surprised to find my all-time favorite movie, “For Love of the Game” on television. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE movies that involve sports. There is something about the story that reminds me of my family, my parents and the things that really are at the core of…… Continue reading Clear the Mechanism
I have always been a morning person. There is something very inspiring about waking up right before sunrise and being apart of the quiet, slow rising and renewal that a new day brings. When I worked nights, the 500 am rush of patient tests, assessments and physician rounds gave me a sense of peace and fulfillment that…… Continue reading The Importance of a Morning Ritual
I heard a term today that rocked me to my core. I am living life half-open. I cannot take credit for this term, but when I heard the words, I would’ve rather been hit by a bullet. I have felt that over the last 2 years I have taken a leap to live life fully, for myself,…… Continue reading Catch & Release….Being OK with the Flow