February is Black History Month

Black History is American history. It is time to embrace all of America’s history the good, bad and the ugly. The counter narrative that was established to keep Black Americans in “a place” has been a disservice for all Americans by ignoring history and its affects. Black Americans have been essential in the growth ofContinue reading “February is Black History Month”

Violence in the Workplace

Bullying and violence in the workplace in not new.  Nurses and others have experienced bullying and violence in the workplace by various disciplines, including  peers, families and patients. The Workplace Violence Prevention of Healthcare and Social Workers Act (H.R. 1195) was passed by the House of Representatives in April, 2021.  I have been following thisContinue reading “Violence in the Workplace”

Here We Go Again…

The Omicron variant is spreading quickly and it does not appear to be slowing down. Symptoms are not as deadly for those who have been vaccinated. Getting vaccinated may keep you out of the hospital and prevent death from the virus. Symptoms for Omicron variant may range from fatigue, chills, fever, headache, cough, and orContinue reading “Here We Go Again…”

Times sure have changed!

I have learned several new things this week about childbirth. It has been many decades since I have had a baby. Things have changed, but somethings remain the same. These last few years, the pandemic has given rise to in home births, and the use of midwives at a birth center. This was a commonContinue reading “Times sure have changed!”

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Celebrating the holiday can bring extra pounds, as a result of constant eating during this season. The cold weather increases the need for indoor activities and creates the perfect conditions to catch colds, flu and now the spread of COVID-19 and the variants. Here are a few health tips to help you through the holidaysContinue reading “Staying Healthy During the Holidays”

Holiday Blues…

It is early December, and I do not feel like I am in the mood for Christmas. Every year I say I am not buying any Christmas gifts and I end up shopping at the last minute.  Is it out of guilt or the spirit of the holiday that finally gets me in the mood? Continue reading “Holiday Blues…”

Mask Up ……

I traveled to the west coast during the Thanksgiving holiday. My travels took me to Las Vegas, Los Angles (LA) and Seattle, to care for sick relatives and friends. I have been back home in Texas for a week, and noticed that Texan’s act like the pandemic is over. The majority are not wearing aContinue reading “Mask Up ……”

Toast to the Holiday Season!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. It has been a challenging year for all. The pandemic has caused all of us to re-evaluate our relationships. If you are like me, you have determined what relationships are important to you. Get vacinated, to ensure you do not pass the virusContinue reading “Toast to the Holiday Season!”