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by | Mar 18, 2017 | 3 Comments

Recently, a charge nurse of a busy telemetry unit set up a coaching appointment to talk about a career change. But instead, when she arrived at my office and sat down, tears started streaming down her cheeks even before she…

by | Jan 24, 2017 | 5 Comments

Early one morning several years ago, while covering for one of my home hospice nurse colleagues, I took a call from a patient’s wife, Mrs. M. She needed a nurse visit saying, “I, uh, don’t know if my husband has…

by | Jan 4, 2017 | 4 Comments

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions. I’m not sure when I gave those up, or if I ever made them. Maybe I had so many things I wanted to change, that I lost hope before I ever began. This year, though,…

by | Dec 30, 2016 | 4 Comments

This time of year, after all the preparations for the holidays are over and before the New Year begins, you might be wanting some time to breathe, slow down, catch-up. And yet, the forces that were winding up before the holidays…

by | Dec 13, 2016 | 5 Comments

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.” Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning Several years ago, around 4 PM on a Saturday afternoon, I arrived with my mother…

by | Nov 23, 2016 | No Comments

Here is something a bit different. Over the next few days, perhaps you will have, need and take a few minutes for yourself for a story about a nurse who discovers a magical stethoscope.  This past summer master storyteller, Leo…

by | Nov 7, 2016 | 5 Comments

The winds of a cyclone were gathering strength out in the waters off the Pacific Northwest Coast several weeks ago. Here in Port Townsend, my husband, Randy, spent the day preparing, making sure we had the necessary things battened down…

by | Nov 3, 2016 | 6 Comments

I’m not a cat person. Well, I wasn’t before a shiny, sleek cat ran up our stairs, through our open door and climbed up onto our bed. With a little investigation, we found out Kibo lived a 1/2 mile away…

by | Oct 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

As a nurse, a mom, an auntie and as a friend, I’ve probably been asked or offered to hold someone’s hand, thousands of times. I imagine you have, too. Some moments stand out for me: Sitting at the bedside of an…

by | Oct 6, 2016 | No Comments

I was excited when I read the buzz on last month’s article, Depression, daily stressors and inflammatory responses to high-fat meals: when stress overrides healthier food choices, published in Molecular Psychiatry. Cited in the New York Times, and many other newspapers and science journals as…


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