Ten Things to do During "Shelter-in-Place"

We live in a busy society with people rushing to work, speeding through Starbucks, working our shift and then rushing home. Our socialization is primarily digital and every moment typically is allotted an “essential” activity that leaves time for little else. We have just entered the Twilight Zone, however, and suddenly many of us are…

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'Shelter' as a Verb

I woke up this morning feeling a little useless. I’m a nurse but not on the front lines. I’ve worked in Health Education for eighteen years with fifteen of them being in some form of management. The faculty that I’m blessed to work beside will say that I’m a good manager, but my skills in…

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New Years and Mondays

What is it about a new year that fills us with so much hope? Why is January 1st such a special day that makes us fill that anything is possible? I think it’s because we all need a fresh start at some point. January 1st is like the biggest Monday of the year, for those…

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My Grateful Workout

I read a report recently regarding the positive effects of gratitude. Research is finding a link between gratitude and not only our emotions but our physical well being. Since strokes and heart attacks are in my genetic background, I’ll take any edge that I can, especially when it doesn’t involve running. Apparently those that are…

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