I am not sure if guilt trips is even the right word.  I thought of using ultimatums or negative reinforcement and a few other words, but none seem to be jus right.  The thing I am exploring is motivation and how different approaches work.  It seems like the appropiate time to talk about this as […]

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This morning on facebook, I got something that dealt with nurses making a difference.  I thanked the person that sent it because all too often nurses are not told this or made to feel like they don’t make a difference.  Most nurses know that they make a difference in lives, but it is nice to […]

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I have been told this all of my life.  No matter what I wanted to do someone told me that I could not do  it.  I would not suceed at it.  Any idea what that does to a person. And, it continues. This time it is in reference to my work with Wealthy Affiliates.  It […]

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I recently read another blog about nurses being assaulted or attacked in health care.  It spoke mainly about how administration continues to not support the victims.  If you work in health care it is expected and accepted by administration at least.  I am sure that the person that has been attacked disagrees. According to this […]

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Is there a difference between  control and being in control?  Has anyone ever said that you a control freak or you have to always be in control?  Have you ever said that about someone else?  Is this a positive statement about someone or a negative one?  I guess it depends, but most of the time […]

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Anger needs to be dealt with in an appropiate way when we are experiencing it.  For whatever reason, sometimes it is not.  So where does it go?    First of all it is internalized.  It is at this point that a couple of different things may happen.  Neither one is a very good option.  When […]

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What can you do if you can no change something?  I think everyone handles this issue differently.  Some people struggle and struggle to change it even if it is obvious that it can not be changed or at least changed by you.  Other people just give up and kind of disappear into the background.  Are […]

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Nurses are pretty traditional, even if they think that they are not.  Nurses learn to be nurses from the beginning of their educational program.  There is one way to do things and it is difficult for them to embrace change.  Of course change happens and nurses have to relearn and adapt, but it is not […]

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Nurses definitely need to trust each other, but they don’t.  Why not?  Unfortunately most nurses have had plenty of experiences where they are called out by management for something that another nurse complained about.  Many times it is small and insignificant and petty.  Why? Perhaps nurses have so little faith in themselves that they have […]

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This is a good question since lately we seem to have only two seasons in the New England area–Summer and Winter.  This is not what I am talking about. I was looking out of my living room window today and noticed that the flowering tree was beginning to blossom.  I have always loved the beauty […]

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