Monthly Archives: May 2013
“…I am not what you supposed, but far different…” ~ Walt Whitman I was quite surprised when I learned that the poet Walt Whitman was a nurse. During the Civil War he bandaged the wounded and held the hands of the dying. It was a time when it was deemed to be inappropriate for women […]
FMM 5 24 13 Resilience.
Let not your heart be troubled. What a wild week. From tornado wracked Oklahoma to the streets of London, I have not been able to wrap my head around the images on my TV screen. Sometimes you just have to turn away and say, no more. I can’t watch any more. But for the […]
The Silence between the words. Have you ever noticed that when someone starts to tell you a story, you are immediately reminded of something similar that happened to you? And without thinking you start to tell your story, not even noticing that the other person had not finished theirs. That is the ego talking. It […]
“See something, say something” Yesterday evening I did something I have not done for years. I got caught by one of South Florida’s tropical downpours. Now the rain itself is not unusual. I was in the Student’s Union of a local university, and was about to leave when I saw the rain. It was not […]
Many years ago I was given some very good advice by one of my nursing instructors. In class one day she drew an equilateral triangle on the board. She labeled each side physical; spiritual and psychological. She then told us that it was very important that we pay attention to each aspect of our lives […]