My mom was not a religious woman. A woman of faith, yes. But a quiet faith that wasn’t flashy or ‘in your face.’ And through the years of raising her children, six in all, she was known to spout off a zinger, a memorable quote.
One that has come to mean more to me . . . → Read More: There but for the Grace of God…
Thirty years ago today, May 23rd, my mom died after a four month “battle” with what doctors said was liver cancer. Now that I know a little more (well, kind of…), I’m thinking it may have been pancreatic cancer. Still, 30 years ago today. So officially, I’ve been alive longer without my mom than with . . . → Read More: The Day That Changed My Life
Who around us hasn’t had the experience where you thought, “Wow, I don’t know why that just happened, but I’ll chalk it up to serendipity.” OK, maybe exactly those thoughts, but close enough.
There are alot of other synonyms for serendipity—-luck, karma, fate, destiny. Regardless of what you call it, it works!
Yesterday, a gorgeous . . . → Read More: I Love Serendipity.
Many years ago, I lost my mother to cancer. She was 61, I was 23. In the early years after her death, Mother’s Day was a cruel reminder of my life-altering loss, particularly as most of my friends went back to visit their moms and celebrate the day or I happened to find myself in . . . → Read More: Recognizing Mother’s Day
And so we’ve come again to National Nurses’ Week! When all attention (at least at Guardian Nurses) is directed toward the amazing work done by nurses!! Happy Nurses’ Week to all of my nursing colleagues! And thank you for all your work to keep patients at the forefront of our healthcare system. Without you, the . . . → Read More: Happy Nurses’ Week 2012