Tag Archives: mental illness

FMM 10 2 2020 The Unmentionables

“There is beauty and humility in imperfection.” ~ Guillermo del Toro. One of the goals of parenthood is that your children ‘have manners’.  Do they behave when in the company of others, remembering to ‘please’, ‘thank you’, and ‘excuse me’ appropriately? There is nothing will let you down in the sight of your friends and […]

FMM 2 16 18 Keep your head up

“Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.”~  Martin Luther King, Jr. My nursing education began in a patriarchal era, a time when doctors made unilateral decisions regarding healthcare.  The patient did as they were told.  Because of course, Doctor knows best.  But my education was not limited to […]

FMM 9 25 16 Changing Perspective

http://www.amazon.com/Friday-Morning-Messages-Inspiration-Volume/dp/151716673X FMM 9 25 15 Changing Perspective “Most activism is brought about by us ordinary people.” ~Patricia Hill Collins Last night I heard ‘Her Story’, about a woman whose name I had never heard before: Dorothy Day. Of course I immediately thought of Doris Day, but this was a woman of a totally different order. […]

FMM 8 15 14 ‘Someone to watch over me’

“Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.” ~ H.L. Mencken   Last year I finally bought myself a Prius.  I knew I would be driving a lot this year (already gone over 10,000 miles) so I was motivated to conserve.  I chose a color that makes me smile.  They call it […]

FMM 3 21 14 Driving me crazy!

“Because even the smallest of words can be the ones to hurt you, or save you.” ~ Natsuki Takaya.   The human being has an amazing capacity for adapting to change.  It takes many different skills to drive in different countries.  In the US one of the biggest challenges for those who immigrate is the art […]

FMM 6 28 13 Lots of signs

FMM 6 28 13 Lots of signs “I hope that someone reads my message in a bottle” ~ Gordon Sumner aka Sting   In nursing we call them vital signs, the numbers that give us an idea of the state of our health. If they don’t fall within certain parameters, or if they vary from […]