Ah, to be alcohol free, some may not even blink an eye at that, and others may feel that that is a huge mountain to climb. I'm in the latter. It seems like a really hard task. source: packhealth.com Have you ever heard of the transtheoretical model of change? It is a theory that when … Continue reading My 30 Day Alcohol Free Experiment
Good Afternoon! or Good Morning! Wherever this may find you. I really wanted to share with you about how I manage self doubt, and insecurities. I think this is something important to talk about, and I wish that I had learned this much earlier in my life. I remember growing up, hearing the phrase, "Just … Continue reading self doubt
I was recently listening to a podcast from Dr. Mark Hyman on Spotify. He was discussing his stay in hospital, and he was horrified by what was on his breakfast tray. He ended up calling his partner to bring him some "real food". Dr. Mark Hyman is a Functional Medicine Practitioner. Look him up, he's … Continue reading Hospital Food, need I say more?
I'm always looking for new opportunities, and ways to grow. Not just to grow as a nurse, but in general as a human being; and to grow my knowledge in various topics. Lately, I've been getting into fitness; specifically running and Beach Body videos. (No, I'm not a beach body coach, keep reading! haha). I'm … Continue reading growth – just one good reason to become a nurse –
I am already tired, and it's only the beginning of April I'm already tired, and I haven't seen a single positive case on my ward, I'm already tired, we're just getting started, I'm already tired... Every where I go, its Covid this, Covid that, I can't escape it, its my life at work My life … Continue reading This Thing is Real
I recently attended a 5 day workshop with Alberta Health Services called Clinical Foundations. One of the topics that the workshop covered was "Care for the Clinician". This one really struck me in the heart strings. You know when you get goosebumps when you hear something profound, or something just moves you... During this workshop, … Continue reading Mental Health is for all, including you, the Caregiver
My last post had a lot of responses! Mostly positive responses which is great to see, and it also caused a lot of conversations. I did have some negative responses too, which is expected. I want to start off with that I really wish there was only one type of nurse. One body, all members … Continue reading Passion does not equal Incompetence
Oh the famous question. What is the difference between an LPN and an RN? It seems like a loaded question, but its really not. At least not in Alberta. And we need to just focus on our province of Alberta right now, cause thats where I live, and well thats sort of part of the … Continue reading What’s the difference between an LPN & an RN?….And a little bit of why I’m a mad LPN.
Winner takes stable patients, loser gets to float on Medicine! I'm just kidding! Apparently Senator Walsh would beg to differ... When I heard about Senator Walsh's comments; I wanted to know what brought on her talk about nurses. After doing some light reading I discovered from Forbes.com that... "Washington State Senator Maureen Walsh said the … Continue reading Canadian Nurses Play Poker on Breaks
Can't believe its been almost 3 years of Nursing! These are 10 things I've discovered about being a Nurse: I am a very patient person that also juggles tasks very, very well. If you asked my mother, she would say that I'm NOT patient. However, I beg to differ, especially in the hospital world. If … Continue reading 3 years of Nursing…What Have I Discovered?