Category Archives: Personal Reflections

A Nurse’s Hunch

Between a nurses lower ribs, right smack in the middle of their gut is this feeling we call a “hunch.”  All nurses know that hunch, right?!  There may not be clear medical insight, just an abstract feeling of what is going on … Continue reading

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First Meetings

I have been thinking about the first time I walk into the presence of a potential client and we have that initial eye contact.  What’s it like for them?  What are their first impressions?  Do they want to run? That … Continue reading

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New Year

What do you think is the best thing that has happened to you over this past year? Health?  Relationships?  Opportunities? I just keep thinking the one thing I want to see flourish for me this year is actually seizing opportunities.  … Continue reading

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Giving Time

One valuable product we all can give to any one is the gift of our time. By sitting, listening and interacting in a conversation much can be accomplished. I think trust and willingness to partner in end of life care is one of the largest … Continue reading

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Captured

There comes a time when all humans experience situations when they are caught in a spot, unable to escape its reality. The surrender or at least processing through the situation will be a major mental/emotional and spiritual battle. I thank God … Continue reading

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Insightful

Today I was asked by a young man, “What is it like for you as a hospice nurse to take care of people who are dying?” How insightful!  How refreshing, most folks really don’t even like asking me the question … Continue reading

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Friends

I mean really! Is there anything better???

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Winters Can Be Difficult

Unless you are a snow bunny and snow shoe, ski or play in other ways with the snow, winters can be difficult.  The worries of winter are already a part of our conversations. Both physically and spiritually the winter can be a … Continue reading

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WOW

The sun was shining over my back as I turned on to the ramp of Hwy 2 and there it was, the sight AND the emotion that always has brought me back to Nebraska. A combine was unloading the corn … Continue reading

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Expanding My Horizons

The comment of “I want to expand my horizons” was made by a client regarding a home bound life.  This persona is someone whom I thought would die within a week of knowing them.  It is now over 10 months and they … Continue reading

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