I'm feeling philosophical today and I saw this as the perfect opportunity to write a blog. It has been built into us that from an early age we need to get the best grades, the best jobs, buy things and this will make us happy - there's always something else that will make us more… Continue reading The Here and Now.
I answered the question in the only way I know best and that's a mind map. I love, love loooooove a mind map. Empowering each other must start with making meaningful connections. When we connect with each other it opens all kinds of doors - a learning opportunity, support, inspiration, sharing ideas… Continue reading How do we empower nurses? Connect. Share. Support. Learn. Inspire.
Whatever you are doing I hope you have a lovely time this New Years. No one knows what 2020 will bring. Life is full of surprises. I hope it's a happy one full of lots more happy memories and if tragedy should hit, my friends and family stick together. In 2020 I will cherish my… Continue reading Have a Kind New Year. ❤
Dear Little Em, You will soon learn that life is full of ups and downs. Embrace every experience. Learn from them. There are many people who love you for who you are. Don't try and hide your true self. Be authentically you. Enjoy the journey of discovering who you are. Don't be afraid - it… Continue reading What would you tell your younger self?
I've just listened to a great TED talk about sleep by Professor Matt Walker (a brain scientist who studies sleep) and it really got me thinking about my own sleep. As a shift worker, I do worry about the detrimental effects this has on my health. I certainly feel better on day shifts or during… Continue reading Are you getting enough sleep?
Next week is dying matters week and I've been inspired to write a blog! Every year in May, LOROS (my local Leicester based hospice) hosts Dying Matters Week, a national awareness-raising week to encourage people everywhere to talk openly about death, dying and bereavement. You can find more information and lots of resources through this link. I… Continue reading Dying Matters. What is your funeral song?
I remember a lecturer at university saying to me 'I'm a big believer in baths. If you ever have a problem, or need to mull something over -take a bath. In fact I've rarely been in a situation that's not been made better by a bath." This guy really loved baths. He definitely loved baths… Continue reading Relaxation – Baths are the best.
Our quiz night has been cancelled this bank holiday weekend. We go every Sunday and I love it. It's always guaranteed to cheer me up, full of lots of laughs and valuable friend time. It's got me thinking. I saw a post today from @kennygibsonNHS saying: "Be brave enough to be bad at something new" https://twitter.com/kennygibsonnhs/status/1119800648982323200… Continue reading Go on – try something new! If you fail, celebrate.