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 !”

March is National Nutrition Month

This is the time to start looking at your diet. You have several months before spring to get yourself in good physical shape before summer. This is the time. Healthy eating starts with preparation, and should include fruits and vegetables. Add some exercise and you have a great receipt for success. I have a fewContinue reading “March is National Nutrition Month”

What is your Super Power?

This is February 2022 and we have been isolating off and on for the past two years. It has been a time of reflection for many or additional stress and or trauma for others. I have been in a self reflection mode trying to decide what am I going to concentrate on this year. IContinue reading “What is your Super Power?”

Nurses Use Your Voice!

As a registered nurse I feel I have credibility. Nurse are the voice and advocates for patients utilizing the healthcare system around the world. We care for patients in various areas of the healthcare spectrum from life to death. It can be a humbling experience. For the last 19 years, patients have rated nurses theContinue reading “Nurses Use Your Voice!”

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”

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”

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…”