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by | Jan 20, 2015 | No Comments

Years ago a student nurse confessed to me she avoided going into the room of a seriously ill man. Near the end of her shift, though, his thin hand reached out and grasped hers. Having trouble sleeping, he asked her…

by | Jan 1, 2015 | No Comments

Recently a patient said to me, “If I get a bar code implanted, you can just scan me. Then I won’t even have to talk!” She was referring to the presence of the computer, a.k.a. the Electronic Health Record (EHR),…

by | Dec 29, 2014 | No Comments

With the New Year’s arrival, there usually comes a flurry of resolutions; the year’s to-do “better” or “differently” list. This year I’m making a “Not to-do” list, but it’s not my usual kind. It’s not about not-to-drink too much coffee or not-to-skip a day of meditation….

by | Dec 17, 2014 | No Comments

About 15 years ago I was walking down the street with my mom, complaining (really really kvetching) about how I wasn’t making enough of difference at the hospital or in the world. Suddenly she stopped, grabbed me by the shoulders…

by | Dec 10, 2014 | No Comments

The holidays can be tough, especially when you see such need around you. As a caregiver your natural gift to give (and give) of yourself can get out of balance with your receiving. One sign that that this is happening…

by | Nov 23, 2014 | No Comments

If you’ve been to or live in New York City, you know that people are on the go. Once at Penn Station during evening rush hour, I saw a young mother struggle to pick up her daughter in a stroller to walk down the long flight of stairs. Against the tide of humans coming at her, a gentleman, without so much as a hello or a goodbye, grabbed the stroller, jogged it down to the bottom of the steps and continued on his way.

by | Oct 22, 2014 | No Comments

Hi Jackie, Have you ever been caught in a moment with someone that went south (A.K.A. bad) and you couldn’t get out of it? Maybe it even took you by surprise that the other person became defensive or resistant to…

by | Sep 19, 2014 | No Comments

September 17, 2014    You may not know this about me, but I do get scared. And I’m an introvert, but also part rebel. So in my early years as a holistic nurse (the rebel), I was closeted (the I don’t…

by | Sep 19, 2014 | No Comments

 July 7, 2014 Have you ever thought about what it takes for your heart to run smoothly and evenly day after day? Fortunately, for the most part, we don’t have to as it pumps away about 80 times a minute….

by | Sep 19, 2014 | No Comments

August 26, 2014 As a nurse, I know our bodies talk to us. Of course they tell us when we’re hungry, or tired or hurt. But our bodies can tell us other things as well, like if a decision we’re…

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