Sarcasm: Serving Up a Good Fight—How to Get Wealthy With a Cutting Edge

After a large meal at a local diner the waitress approached with a take-home container. “Do you wanna box for that?” she asked while smacking her chewing gum. “No,” I answered. “I don’t want to fight for it. If you want it that badly you can have it!” At the time, I just couldn’t resistContinue reading “Sarcasm: Serving Up a Good Fight—How to Get Wealthy With a Cutting Edge”

How the Spirit of MLK Guides Nursing Practice

 I don’t know about you but I cry every time I hear or read Martin Luther King Jr’s, I have a Dream Speech. His words in 1963 still resonate with passion of a world of equality and connectedness where every nurse goes whenever they enter their workplace to care for the sick and needy. TheContinue reading “How the Spirit of MLK Guides Nursing Practice”

What Every Nurse Needs to Learn From Cinderella

You’ve heard the story: Once upon a time there were two cruel stepsisters and the unfair servitude enforced by an evil stepmother who abused Cinderella in her own home. She spent her days slaving over her mean spirited stepsisters. She dreamed of a better life. By the end of the story, Cinderella is a princess. Her nameContinue reading “What Every Nurse Needs to Learn From Cinderella”

Five Sure-Fire Ways Nurses Can Avoid Mid-Career Meltdowns

  You’ve heard of all the different ways to prevent nurse burn-out and stagnation. Forget mid-career, I was disillusioned in my second year of bedside nursing on a Med/Surg unit and sorely needed a change of pace when I finally transferred to Labor and Delivery in 1989.   Isn’t the diversity of nursing and allContinue reading “Five Sure-Fire Ways Nurses Can Avoid Mid-Career Meltdowns”

The Koch Brothers Celebrating Labor Day is Like a Man Having a Positive Pregnancy Test

Having  a baby is the hardest work in the world. Ask any mother, she’ll tell you. That’s why I’m suggesting that women celebrating Labor Day remember that giving birth is hard, giving birth to change is even harder. Before labor unions  started in America most folks worked twelve hour days, six days a week. InContinue reading “The Koch Brothers Celebrating Labor Day is Like a Man Having a Positive Pregnancy Test”

2013: The Year of Nurses Rising, Girl-Power to the Tenth Degree

  As anyone who saw this year’s Rose Parade can attest, 2013 is the year of women, especially nurses rising. Sally Bixby, the first RN to be the President of the Rose Parade, encouraged America to see the world through the eyes of a nurse. Women were well represented on the floats and among theContinue reading “2013: The Year of Nurses Rising, Girl-Power to the Tenth Degree”