Though it comes the same time every year, the New Year’s holiday evokes anxiety in people who feel the need to “make resolutions” as they approach the new year. I take a different approach. Think of your resolution as a suggestion. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself.
For those of us working in the . . . → Read More: New Year’s Thoughts and Reminders
The traditional holiday season is once again upon us. Malls are jammed with shoppers, Santa look-a likes are everywhere, and thousands of ovens crank out home-made cookies, pies, and breads. Meanwhile, in neighborhoods everywhere, menorahs and Christmas lights blaze into the night.
We love the holidays because they tend to bring out the best . . . → Read More: Just in Case Grandma DOESN’T Get Run Over by a Reindeer…
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Several weeks ago, many of us and our families were in the midst of dealing with Hurricane (aka Super Storm) Sandy and her destructive aftermath. Days without power or heat, homes destroyed by flooding and fallen trees, and communications limited by our cable, internet and phone providers. And . . . → Read More: Next Storm? Protect Your Loved One Who Has Dementia
Today marks the fourth anniversary of my dad’s death at age 92. It goes without saying that I’ve been remembering his life, remembering our lives together as he and my mom (who passed away so young at 61 years old) raised their six children. Dad worked for thirty years at the U.S. Post Office in . . . → Read More: Remembering Dad
I had the privilege of listening to Dr. Peter Buerhaus, Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University, this morning as he presented information on his ongoing research about this country’s nursing shortage.
For years, data has predicted not only a shortage of nurses entering the workforce but as baby boomer nurses plan (oh please, oh please) . . . → Read More: Good News About Nursing Shortage
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.
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
For many people, organ transplantations are just something we occasionally read about in the news, if at all. (Of course, a donor heart being given to a former vice president always makes the news.) But for the team at Guardian Nurses, organ transplantations are a much greater part of our day to day reality. We . . . → Read More: Even With A New Liver, Sometimes Patients Die