I am your not so average registered nurse that decided to keep going to school at different times in life …and there you go... I happened upon a doctorate degree in nursing. Hence the new Dr. Ruth is in town (and yep I’m about her height as well).
I am from the south and write “ya’ll” sometimes (it’s an unwritten southern rule that you drop a few ya’lls in). I am a bit sarcastic and a whole lot of sassy. I do enjoy traveling and spending time with my hubby. …
Ladies- Mask Acne- It ain’t cute y’all
So we all have to wear a mask now…
With public safety in mind, wearing a mask is one of the biggest recommendations right now. But this acne though! What in the world has happened to my skin? The struggle is real y’all.
People are calling it mask acne or “maskne”. We are getting acne on our chins like we are 14 years old and full of new hormones- except we aren’t 14. …
America, check on your friends in healthcare- we are not ok
The healthcare crisis no one saw coming
COVID-19 slapped America square in the jaw this year. All of America began to brace for the unknown. No one knew what to expect. And now, the latent effects on patients’ health and the effects on the medical field have started surfacing.
The American healthcare system was already overloaded and was chaotic at best. Medical expenses have been on the rise. Hospitals are closing down because they cannot afford to stay open. …
I have been a loyal Grey’s Anatomy fan from day one. Yes I am a nurse with a doctorate that critiques medical shows down to the oxygen tubing used- so if @shondarhimes should need a consultant in the future — I’m ya girl!
Back to the review here- Bridgerton is shondaland’s first creation away from her former network. She is now working with Netflix and I cannot wait to see what else her brilliant mind will give us.
Episode one- I started watching it expecting to see dull and dreary England for the time period that the story is set…
When I hear a mom talk about her children I automatically start to cringe.
Yikes, are they going to ask me about my children?
Whether they know me or not, I don’t want to talk about it- because they can’t relate — so why try?
Everyone’s life is truly different
The saying “you never know what someone is going through” rings through my head over and over again. Everyone has had different life experiences and sometimes other people assume you have had the exact same life experiences simply because they have not traveled your path. People (being polite) will ask…
And because of it, I have one of the best perspectives of cultural diversity.
In over 22 years of nursing I have seen it all- new life, death, and life alternating changes. You can’t shake me on most things. Except one thing-people think they know what cultural diversity is and it gets ignored or overlooked everyday. We assume that everyone is like us- knowledge and all. Well I am here to tell you, we are all 100 percent completely different- even people of the same race.
Do nurses stop and think: “this person is in a bad state of health…
We have all done it- promised ourselves on December 31st that we will change something. Then … reality hits and by the end of the very first week of a fresh new year, we ditch the New Year’s Resolution. The guilt kicks in and we hide that new fresh habit in the back of our heads and leave it there.
Starting a new healthy habit can seem impossible. We come up with reasons why we won’t do it, why it won’t work, and why we can never get it right.
We start thinking “if I could just eat better foods…
5 Things you can do everyday to help America stay safe
What is COVID 19?
COVID 19 is a new virus discovered in 2019 and not identified in humans before this (www.who.int). Health professionals are currently making every effort to study COVID 19 to decrease the public spread.
According to the most up to date information at the CDC, it is an airborne virus that is easily spread. The coronavirus family of viruses ranges from the common cold to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) (www.who.int).
COVID 19 symptoms include: fever, coughing, shortness…
Smoking: The Unspoken Effects
When people talk about smoking and the effects on people’s health, we always hear the same thing: lung cancer and heart problems. Quitting can be difficult and seem impossible at times. People don’t always talk about the everyday effects of smoking and here’s why: no one wants to speak the ugly truth because it might offend someone or be painfully true to them.
Smoking is now a social nuisance
Nonsmokers now roll their eyes at smokers when they light up.It is a vice that historically was socially acceptable like caffeine. Now, it is socially shunned everywhere…