Writing with Humor

“It’s not what happens in your life but how you write about it.”                                                 —David Sedaris, Master Class: Storytelling and Humor I watched David Sedaris talk on Master Class the other night. I got hooked right away when he said that everything is funny—eventually. David Sedaris Lately, I’ve been feeling preoccupied with the complexity of…… Continue reading Writing with Humor

Best Tips for Writing in the Time of a Pandemic

I found the best advice for writing in the time of Covid-19 in BREVITY’S Nonfiction Blog, Wednesday March 18, 2020. Written by Brenda Ridley I am reblogging here:     Ten Tips for Writing While Quarantined by Dinty W. Moore by Brenda Ridley Assuming that you are up and about during the COVID-19 pandemic, you could…… Continue reading Best Tips for Writing in the Time of a Pandemic

THE WEIRDEST HOME VISIT

Originally posted on Nursing Stories: Memories of an Older Nurse:
When I worked in the home care program at a VA hospital in Illinois, medical students sometimes came along with us nurse practitioners while we made our visits. I enjoyed showing them the reality of delivering care in the patient’s home—where we were guests—the subtle…

Persistence and Determination

I look back on 2018 with wonder and gratitude. My book is finally published. I feel such a sense of accomplishment. I don’t credit this achievement to talent, genius or education as you can see from my most favorite quote below: Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing…… Continue reading Persistence and Determination

The Physician Supports the Nurse 

I am following a physician’s blog: Suneel Dhand. Reading his post for the first time, I had a gut feeling I would like this guy. I think he represents a new and steadily growing wave of physicians who are becoming more aware of the effects that good communication has on patient outcomes and improvement in…… Continue reading The Physician Supports the Nurse 

A Day in the Emergency Room for a Nurse Who Loves Her Job

Reblogged from Off the Charts, August 16, 2018 by Tarra Midgette, RN, is a nurse in an emergency department in North Carolina. I love this post and wanted to share it with you because Tarra Midgette so poignantly describes her inner thoughts and feelings as she goes about her not routine day in an ED. No…… Continue reading A Day in the Emergency Room for a Nurse Who Loves Her Job

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 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