I'm feeling philosophical today and I saw this as the perfect opportunity to write a blog. It has been built into us that from an early age we need to get the best grades, the best jobs, buy things and this will make us happy - there's always something else that will make us more… Continue reading The Here and Now.
I answered the question in the only way I know best and that's a mind map. I love, love loooooove a mind map. Empowering each other must start with making meaningful connections. When we connect with each other it opens all kinds of doors - a learning opportunity, support, inspiration, sharing ideas… Continue reading How do we empower nurses? Connect. Share. Support. Learn. Inspire.
So, it’s finally time to start writing again. It’s been a busy few months and a crazy year. I’ve started a new job, got married, been on honeymoon and moved house! The madness of Christmas has been and gone and everything is finally starting to settle down. Life feels good. My new nursing position is… Continue reading It’s Been a Busy Year.
I've just listened to a great TED talk about sleep by Professor Matt Walker (a brain scientist who studies sleep) and it really got me thinking about my own sleep. As a shift worker, I do worry about the detrimental effects this has on my health. I certainly feel better on day shifts or during… Continue reading Are you getting enough sleep?
Next week is dying matters week and I've been inspired to write a blog! Every year in May, LOROS (my local Leicester based hospice) hosts Dying Matters Week, a national awareness-raising week to encourage people everywhere to talk openly about death, dying and bereavement. You can find more information and lots of resources through this link. I… Continue reading Dying Matters. What is your funeral song?
It's fast approaching May 12th - International Nurses Day and of course Florence Nightingales birthday! I'm not going to talk about her lamp. She was so much more than just 'the lady with the lamp'. Florence was an amazing lady. She is obviously well known as the founder of modern nursing but if you dig… Continue reading Why Florence Nightingale was awesome.