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Jul 242014
 

Oh No! OMG! This is my reaction when the newscaster shares breaking news that 298 people lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in the Ukraine. The worst part is that it appears it was shot down by Ukranian separatists thinking it was a military plane. The investigation continues to determine what really happened. [...]

Jul 132014
 
Overwhelming Tasks that Lead to Burnout

Step after step down I go into the depths of the canyon. I look at the beautiful views and feel the 40 mph gusty winds in my hair. The sun is shining and sky is completely blue. I feel the energy of the peoples that lived in this protected area, under the hanging rocks, living [...]

Jul 102014
 
Come on Let's Celebrate

I still remember…the pre-dusk picnic with all our favorite foods. I would explore with friends the nearby woods and anticipate what would happen after darkness descended. The warmth of the day continued into the night. Then the blankets would come out, we’d sit on the ground and the show would begin. It’s Independence Day and [...]

Jun 302014
 

The heat reflects off the black pavement and I am sweating (OK, maybe I’m glowing) on a warm day at the Alameda County Fair. I’ve visited all my favorite exhibitions, like the photography and art exhibit (amazing display, as always), the flower/garden exhibit, the big and small animals (love the rabbits), and the Billy Mays [...]

Jun 252014
 

Here’s a fact friends: Negative thoughts are your saboteur who want to take you to places that tell you that you are no good, that you can’t do it, and that there’s never enough. Yikes! The saboteur in overdrive really can take you down a path of depression, can’t it? Let’s take a different approach [...]

Jun 152014
 
Toxic Work Environment

I’ve been honored by RNFM Radio to post a blog to their site. Click on the photo to view the post for this week. Oh, and look for my interview with RNFM Radio, sometime in August. BTW, this post isn’t just for nurses. Thank you everyone who reads my posts. Please take a moment to [...]

Jun 102014
 

While visiting my aunt (she has a great sense of humor) in Arizona, my husband and I decided to take her to see the movie “Million Dollar Arm.” It’s a movie about overcoming all odds. I’m so glad we didn’t have to talk that hard to get her to see this inspirational movie. She even [...]

May 302014
 
It's the Journey AND the Destination

The road ahead of us stretches in front us as Interstate 5 does. We pass trucks and more trucks. The landscape changes from hillsides to the flatness of the bread basket of California, the San Joaquin Valley. Miles and miles later we begin the steady climb into the Tehachapi Mountains otherwise known as the grapevine. [...]

May 282014
 

Summer time and the living is easy…….I remember as a child growing up in the countryside near a small town, and my dog Red and I would run across the road to a creek. We would follow the woodsy trails, and I would love laughing at Red while watching him splash around in the water [...]

May 212014
 
The Freedom of Saying ‘Yes’

After driving for an hour with one eye open we arrived at our destination.  We climbed out of our rental car into the warm Hawaii morning ready to take a swim with the dolphins.  We had prepared ourselves for open water  with our non-drowsy Dramamine to prevent feeding the fishes with our breakfast.   After boarding, [...]