Tag Archives: #fmmgrowth

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 10 23 15 Learning from failure

“Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear, I rise…” ~Maya Angelou Nursing school is hard.  It’s supposed to be.  The amount of information you need to obtain; the skills that you must develop; the understanding of the human body in sickness and in health that you have to grasp; it is not for the faint-hearted.  Then […]

FMM 9 18 15 Innovative History

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” ~Langston Hughes.  The human brain is an amazing organ, one which holds many mysteries.  Why do we ask questions?  How do we solve mathematical problems in our head?  How did the first man think of rubbing two sticks together […]

FMM 6 12 15 Leaving room for growth

“The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.”~John Dewey Do you remember how annoying it was, at the beginning of each school year, when you had to wear those baggy, too tall uniforms, specially designed for you to grow into?  There is that […]

FMM 12 26 14 Old Memories, New Growth

FMM 12 26 14 Old Memories, New Growth “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” ~Napoleon Hill. I went for a Christmas Day walk in Wales yesterday and thought about pain. The walk begins with a steep climb (for those who know Chapelton, Jamaica, think of Salem Hill going on for a […]

FMM 6 27 14 S T R E T C H!

S t r e t c h “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.  I recently decided to join a group of friends on facebook who are committed to being healthy.  Team Be Fit Don’t Quit post photos of their workouts, […]

FMM 5 16 14 Accepting the Inevitable

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ~ Pablo Neruda Have you ever noticed that we are a society obsessed by outward appearances?  Some fight the aging process with creams, cosmetics and even the knife, willing to endure pain and suffering in order to ‘appear’ younger than their actual age.  […]