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FMM 3 28 14 Kindness is a boomerang

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”~ Dalai Lama  I am a nurse first.  When I think of the roles I play in life, I know in my heart that my passion is nursing.  One of the many wonderful things about being a nurse is that it encompasses many job descriptions.  For the […]

FMM 5 31 13 Challenge your Assumptions

“…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 […]

11 23 12 Holidays and Holy Days

I realized I had chosen an alternate lifestyle my first Christmas out of high school. Nurses, even student nurses back in the day, had to work when others played, work when others slept, and work when others partied. Not only did I have to work on Christmas Day, I also had to work on my […]

FMM 11 2 12 From first to last

My heart almost burst with pride as I watched the nurses carrying their valuable bundles out of NYU Langone Medical Center on Monday night. I could imagine the drama that went on behind the scenes to evacuate over 200 patients out of the building with no power and no elevators. Yet as always, the nurses […]

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 […]