Category Archives: Personal Reflections

Community Awareness

Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with people about end of life care while at a book signing in Syracuse NE.  No matter which conversation I was in, disease and death are at the forefront of all of our … Continue reading

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Summer’s Heat

Day 9 (I think) of temperatures over 99 degrees… This is a HUGE kudos to all the medical personnel out there in this heat, getting in and out of your vehicles all day long! Thanks to the facilities and homes … Continue reading

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Lucky When On Call

Just found my car dome light on…yipes!  The car started and I am so glad I found this out before the battery went dead. This would be a major crisis if I had to go out in the middle of … Continue reading

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Failures

Are they for loss? I’d venture to say every failure is a stepping stone closer to a dream come true. If not a dream, perhaps getting closer to a goal or a vision.  We ALL have points in time where the result … Continue reading

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Medical Mentors

Certain people at certain times make impacts on our way of thinking, what we pursue as a career, how we approach a problem and how we resolve through our mistakes. My nursing career mentors are Mom, Jan, Kris, Etta, Pam, and Mandy… … Continue reading

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Cliff Jumping

Tonight I feel like I have jumped over (or at least threw my hat over) a cliff!  I have made a huge decision that will affect my dreams in life.  This has been my choice and I see it as a … Continue reading

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Extreme Kindness

Today I was on the phone with a woman who “adopted” my chocolate lab 11 years ago.  She was telling me that Jade, the lab, was very sick.  She wanted to invite me out to see her.  While we were talking, … Continue reading

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How Will I Cope?

Each and every day I watch and listen to how people are coping with their news of having a terminal diagnosis.  I wonder about the question, “How will I cope?” There have been lessons learned, choices made and questions asked … Continue reading

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New Adventures

There are a million opportunities in life for new adventures.  Yet, when one comes along that is motivational, encouraging and productive for all, you just can’t pass it up! I have an opportunity!  So naturally I can expect excitement, creativity, fatigue, resistance and … Continue reading

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Being Aware

Being aware of end of life situations and care giving needs, is a unique position in life.  I will always be learning the how tos;  how to help, how to honor, how to confront, how to nurture…how to comfort. Being aware of … Continue reading

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