Tag Archives: nursing

FMM 10 28 2022 Lazy River Etiquette

“Art raises its head where creeds relax.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche. One of the rewards of working as a nurse in the hospital is the schedule.  To some it may not seem so rewarding, but if you play your cards right, you can end up having four days off every week! Of course you have to […]

FMM 9 30 2022 Special Gifts

“Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small in it.”  ~ Florence Nightingale. My first nursing experience was on a gynecology ward, run by an old-fashioned ward Sister (Nurse Manager, US style).  She was close to retiring and had not changed the way she ran the ward […]

FMM 3 5 2021 Threats and Opportunities

“An awareness of one’s mortality can lead you to wake up and live an authentic, meaningful life.” ~ Bernie Siegel. I can’t say that I loved Physics when I was in high school.  I was amused by one of our teachers who demonstrated the movement of molecules and how it changed as they got heated […]

FMM 10 9 2020 Kindness is a boomerang (Recycled)

“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 past […]

FMM 7 26 19 Don’t get it Twisted

“The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.” ~ George Eliot. “Farmer Jones walked up the path, drunk as usual.” I have never forgotten that line, the opening line to a book thrust into my hands when I was maybe eight years old.  I had just started school in the hills of […]

FMM 2 22 19 Consonance, assonance, resonance

“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe. I am a pragmatist by nature.  It was when my children were finishing high school and thinking of college and their future careers that I realized that when it comes to job security, I favor the […]

FMM 8 24 18 New World Order

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”~ Stephen Hawking. I never forget the first time I heard the saying that the definition of insanity is doing things the same way and expecting to get different results.  I was in one of those continuing education classes, trying to get my hours at the last minute […]

FMM 10 20 17 Exceeding Expectations

“Put your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” ~ Swami Sivananda.  I always wanted to be a nurse.  I had two dress-up outfits as a child. One was a cowgirl outfit. It came with the sheriff’s badge, a waistcoat, skirt and holster with gun.  Oh yes, […]

FMM 5 26 17 Which Path?

“Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.”~Viktor E. Frankl.  I am a Mancunian by birth.  That means that I know that the correct pronunciation of the city’s name is Manchister, with the emphasis on the first syllable.  I lived there until I was […]

FMM 5 6 16 Cold Comfort Clichés

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” ~Norman Ralph Augustine. I learned more about muscle groups and their functions in the gym than I ever did in nursing school.  To be honest, forty years ago, my hospital based nursing school had a system designed for you to learn on the wards, caring for real live […]