Hope: Cherish, Desire, Anticipate. Keep Moving Forward.

By definition, hope is “to cherish a desire with anticipation.” What a powerful word. There are three keywords that stand out to me in the hope definition: cherish, desire, and anticipation. Cherish What does it mean to cherish something? I picture cherishing more than just “liking” something. To cherish is to hold near and dear … More Hope: Cherish, Desire, Anticipate. Keep Moving Forward.

Coping with the Loss of Health: How My Son Survived Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Encephalitis

Without health, you have nothing. When you are healthy, you feel like you can accomplish anything. You have focus, energy, and drive. In contrast, when you are ill, you feel like you are functioning through quicksand and it takes everything in you to keep your head above the mud. Before October of 2015, my son, … More Coping with the Loss of Health: How My Son Survived Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Encephalitis

Balance- You’ll Never Regret Spending Time with Your Loved Ones

There are certain days that I will never forget working as a nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). My experiences helped me to prioritize. I’m definitely not perfect at it, but I believe balance is important in life. Remember that word regret? You don’t want to regret not cultivating important areas of your … More Balance- You’ll Never Regret Spending Time with Your Loved Ones

Happy Nurses Week

      May 6-12, 2016 was Nurses Week. How has being a nurse influenced my writing? When nurses go to work, we don’t just clock in and out and go through the motions of our job. We are given the great responsibility to intimately care for the sick. Often the most important aspect of … More Happy Nurses Week

Writing Update

It has been a crazy end of 2015. My seven-year-old son was hospitalized with encephalitis and Guillain Barre after receiving the flu mist. He has had it before, but it is a VERY RARE complication. It was an emotional roller coaster that put my writing on hold, but I came back strong in the new … More Writing Update