Grief Interruptus

I am continuing on this theme of Mom’s transition.  As you know, when someone close to you dies, the grief and sadness is overwhelming. And the extraordinary experiences begin.  We all have stories.  If you haven’t had these experiences, watch for them next time. My...

Mom’s Transition

Journey’s take many twists and turns, some expected, some not.  You are never ready for death even when you know it is coming. Mom’s last week was very interesting. On Tuesday, September 15, we were up early and went to morning Mass. The cathedral is about 2 blocks...

The Caregiver Dilemma

Many adults will have the opportunity to care for a loved one, who is in the dying process. As life will have it, there will be work and other commitments calling your attention. How do you handle all of the emotions and responsibilities? I will share with you my...

Joy or Anger, Your Choice

Today, when I got up, I was agitated.  So history: I am staying with Mom and co-caregiver with my sister and brother-in-law. She is on hospice and in her last months or weeks. There are a couple of things that I do with her, to support her, that tick me off. We do...

Peppermint Chocolate Coffee and…

One of those days/weeks. Caregiving for family member is an honor, rewarding and a challenge. It is a journey that we will all go through (caregiver and receiving care). You will sit in and move through every emotion, every day. These emotions include: happiness, joy,...

Getting Derailed

Getting Derailed

  Ever start a project and get derailed? Do you clear your spot to try again only to get thwarted? So you take a nice deep breath, make plans to start again and get deflected? It happens. Timing is everything. Seem so true. While timing is important, it is only...

More on Learning Curves

What is the big deal with learning curves? That is a very good question worth considering. People have different histories that help determine their paths in life. Are the paths easy or difficult? Here is a piece of my story. I grew up Catholic and in the Catholic...

The Camera

I recently retired, like three weeks ago. As my personality is, I’m not letting much moss grow beneath my feet. I am already into a bunch of projects as you can and will see. And all of these projects come with a learning curve.  One fun project is photography. I was...

My View

Let’s continue the conversation on learning curves. I am on a steep learning curve slope as I navigate from working to retired work. I am opening myself up to new ways to be creative and a beneficial presence in the world outside of traditional nursing. Years ago, I...

What is it you need to shine? Where are you successful and where to you stumble? What questions are you asking (or might think about asking)? What do you do that gives you joy?

Well, I am about to find these things out for myself. I’ve had a very good career as a nurse. At times I was raging in frustration with nursing and other times madly in love with my work. My goal has always been to be a beneficial presence and be of service.

Now I want to be of service in a different way. I don’t exactly know what this is going to look like. I will try some different offerings in coaching, healing, resilience work. Some you may like and some you may not.

If you resonate with my writing, consider working with me. I’d love to witness you reaching your dreams.

 

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