Martin Luther King

The establishment of the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) federal holiday was passed in 1983. It was celebrated nationally on the 3rd Monday of January in 1986. The legislation for this holiday was first introduced in 1968 and blocked in Congress. MLK believed in nonviolence and pushed for civil rights for African Americans during theContinue reading “Martin Luther King”

Tis the Season….

Thanksgiving is gone and the Christmas season is officially upon us. This is the time of the year, that so much good cheer is extended to others with no expectation of anything in return. Why can’t this happen all year long? Mankind still has not learned to love and respect others, especially those who areContinue reading “Tis the Season….”

Joy & Happiness

Are you experiencing enough joy in your life? The concept is so abstract that we forget we are responsible for our own joy and happiness. Many believe and want others to be responsible for our happiness. Happiness and joy are self imposed and once you understand this concept, life gets easier and you have noContinue reading “Joy & Happiness”

Roe vs Wade

The word is out, this 50-year-old law maybe disbanded this summer by the Supreme Court, after a leaked memo. One side is upset about the leak and happy about the ruling and others are extremely upset. Roe v. Wade was a landmark legal decision issued on January 22, 1973, in which the U.S. Supreme CourtContinue reading “Roe vs Wade”

International Women’s Day !

International Women’s Day is observed annually on March 8 and celebrates the global “social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,” according to the International Women’s Day website. The day also calls for action to advance gender equality (Mayorquin, 2022). The Socialist Party of America first declared National Women’s Day in 1909. It would beContinue reading “International Women’s Day !”

Valentines Day

Valentines Day is taunted as the day of love. I often wonder who made that decision, and why can’t every day be the day of love for someone you care about? Every February 14th, people are buying flowers, candy and stuff animals. I don’t want to be a cynic but flowers die, candy gives youContinue reading “Valentines Day”

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”

Happy New Year!

As we move into another year, most of us revisit our goals and make new resolutions for the new year. The previous year, 2021 has been an eventful year for many including the country. Hopefully you have made it through this year and are looking forward to 2022 with positive expectations. I create goals andContinue reading “Happy New Year!”

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 ……”