Healthcare Professionals

How a gratitude journal saved my life…

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Consumers, Healthcare Professionals | 0 comments

  I have been off the grid for quite a while. I have not forgotten how to write, nor have I changed my priorities. My blog and my website remain a part of my passion, the way I connect with my readers as well as other leaders in healthcare. I was not traveling all over the world, or taking a long hiatus. I wish I could say that I had been doing that instead of what I am about to share with with you. I was, instead, diagnosed with a terminal disease called Interstitial Lung Disease. The nurse became the patient, and for two years now I have been struggling with hospitalizations, illness,...

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Starting a Conversation on Prop 46 in California

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Healthcare Professionals | 0 comments

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Emotional Intelligence: A key skill for Nurse Leaders

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Healthcare Professionals | 1 comment

Emotional Intelligence: A key skill for Nurse Leaders

I have been traveling around the country quite a bit lately and meeting with a lot of nursing leaders. One thing they all have in common is the desire to learn new skills and they are hungry for knowledge that will help them become better leaders. Most nursing leaders, like me, were promoted to a leadership position because they were clinically excellent, not because they had the skills to be a leader. Most did not have a mentor or a leader that could guide them, they learned by trial and error. The important thing is that the skills that got us where we are today as leaders will not...

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A National Voice for Nurses

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Healthcare Professionals | 0 comments

A National Voice for Nurses

A National Voice for Nurses Those of you who know me have heard me passionately speak about the need for nursing voices to be heard in healthcare reform and in issues that affect the nursing profession. There are 3.1 million nurses in the United States and only five RN’s (Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-D), the first registered nurse elected to Congress; Lois Capps (CA-D) who co-chairs the House Nursing Caucus; Karen Bass (CA-D); Diane Black (TN-R); and Renee Ellmers (NC-R) ) representing nursing in Congress.  Yet, hundreds of legislators at the federal level make decisions every day that affect...

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Happy New Year!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Healthcare Professionals | 1 comment

Happy New Year!

It’s hard to believe how fast the years go by as you get older. When I was a little girl, from one Christmas or one birthday to another, seemed like an eternity. Now it feels like I blink and another holiday is upon us. I hope that you were able to spend the holiday season surrounded by those you love. I know that many of you were missing family and friends whom you have lost, or who were far away this year. It is my hope that memories of holidays past were able to sustain you. I also want to extend to you my very best wishes for a healthy and fulfilling year in 2015. According to a study in...

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A Thanksgiving Note to Healthcare Providers

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Healthcare Professionals | 0 comments

A Thanksgiving Note to Healthcare Providers

I have a hard time comprehending how fast the years go by now. As we are upon Thanksgiving 2014 again, I am grateful for many blessings, as I am sure that you are too. The most important focus in our lives should be our health and our families. Many of us, while grateful for those around us, are missing those who are no longer with us, or cannot be with us for some reason. I believe with all my heart that no matter how bleak things look, no matter what we are going through, if we have an open heart of gratitude, there is ALWAYS something we can be grateful for. This Thanksgiving I have a few...

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