Tag Archives: affirmations

FMM 1 13 17 Return of the Prodigal

“Half the story has never been told…” ~ Robert Nesta Marley. Superstitions are funny things.  For whatever reason, human beings hold on to unreasonable beliefs, even after science refutes them.  Whenever my mother spilled salt, she would always pick up a pinch and throw it over her left shoulder.  I am not sure what that […]

FMM 4 1 16 Forged in Fire

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”~Ernest Hemingway. My mother once asked in wonderment: “How did I raise such strong women?”  The irony of that question lay in the fact that she did not see herself as a strong woman.  When I replied that we had her example to […]

FMM 8 14 15 The Placebo Effect

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow”~Helen Keller (a blind woman!). How do you start your day, your week, your month?  Do you jump out of bed, smiling and greeting the opportunity to live life to the fullest?  Or do you moan and groan, resenting, fighting, complaining and counting the […]

FMM 7 3 15 Unexpected Blessings

“There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, it hardly behooves any of us, to speak ill of the rest of us.” ~ Edward Wallis Hoch.  We are living in some interesting times.  At times of great change and uncertainty, some of us get […]

FMM 1 17 14 Self-Efficacy

“Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.”~ Viktor E. Frankl Studies show that you can predict a person’s ability to change a habit by the degree to which they believe in their ability to change.  Self-efficacy is the term given to that belief […]

FMM 4 5 13 What is holding you back?

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser men so full of doubts.” ~ Bertrand Russell.   I have been teaching for over four years, yet my career choice still seems new and surprising. I find myself trying to analyze my students to determine what […]

Caring for self: Haiku for Healing

The average nurse wears many caps. Often she is a mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife and a friend. She may also be a grandmother, a member of organizations and a student. This is all before she puts on her uniform and goes to work.  And how can you describe what a typical day […]