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Aug 202014
 

I’m helping my patient get settled and we both hear…BREAKING NEWS! This grabs our attention. Then I hear it and immediately my thoughts are “Oh C***!” Then my thoughts turn to “How sad, and he must have been in so much mental pain.” Robin Williams has a warm place in my heart and in many [...]

Aug 082014
 
Through a Different Lens

Smoke stack pumping out steam and Larry’s eyes glaze over.  If he was a child (which of course sometimes I think he truly is), he would be jumping up and down waiting for the train to leave with him on it.  This is just one of the out of the way adventures my husband takes [...]

Jul 312014
 
I Think I can, I think I can

As we turn the corner the hill looms before us. I hear and feel the click and adjustments as my bicycle clicks into it’s lowest gear. My breath gets faster and faster, my legs start to feel the burn. My husband behind me is trying to keep up. Finally, I can’t go on and I [...]

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 [...]