Memoir, New Year, Nursing Stories, Writing blogs

Letting Go of the Life We Plan

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ― Joseph Campbell I didn’t plan to write a book but that’s what happened. I had always wanted to be a writer and, even as I worked as a Nurse Practitioner, I took… Continue reading Letting Go of the Life We Plan

imperfections, Writing blogs

Why Your Imperfections Make You Perfect

I'm now taking watercolor classes, struggling to create something that I can be proud of but mostly learning how to be humble and not compare myself with my fellow classmates. As hard as I try to enjoy the journey and not focus on the end result, I still strive to have my finished product an… Continue reading Why Your Imperfections Make You Perfect

Nursing, Nursing Stories, Writing blogs

Nursing Stories in the Top 100 Best Nursing Blogs

First, I am excited that there are 100 best nursing blogs. Wow. Great job nurses! And I am pleased that my blog, Nursing Stories, has been included in this group. And, yes, I am boasting. Nursing Stories Nursing Stories is a heartfelt blog about one woman’s experiences in nursing. Marianna Crane, the blogger, has been… Continue reading Nursing Stories in the Top 100 Best Nursing Blogs

Home Health, Writing blogs

REIKI REVISITED

A couple of weeks ago, as I followed our tour group, I saw this sign over a storefront on a busy street in Galway. How surprising to see that Reiki was practiced in Ireland. Well, not so surprising says my friend, fellow nurse practitioner and Reiki Master Teacher, Jane Van De Velde, who tells me… Continue reading REIKI REVISITED

Nursing Stories, Writing blogs, Writing the Book

MY FAVORITE BOOKS ON WRITING

I go back every once in a while and reread the books that have always rewarded me with inspiration and encouragement. Especially now as I’m completing my book and can almost see a glimmer of light flickering at the end of the tunnel, I find I need that boost, the reassurance my work is not… Continue reading MY FAVORITE BOOKS ON WRITING

Home Health, Nursing, Nursing Stories, Writing blogs, Writing the Book

24-Hour Woman

“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” —Gabriel Garcia Marquez I remember Sadie Rooney handing me a brown paper bag on my visit that autumn day in the early 90s. Her husband, Jim, a self-taught preacher, had died the month before. At first… Continue reading 24-Hour Woman