A poem expressing my feelings of fear and hopelessness.
A poem that celebrates nostalgia and things we may, or may not, miss.
Happiness is a state of mind. This article will give you ten tips on how to find and maintain happiness.
A poem about deception and betrayal and our everyday lives using the metaphor of sheep and wolves.
What does a nurse need to know about social media use. Can a nurse vent over social media? Can a nurse refer to the patient as a diagnosis instead of using a name? Can health information be exchanged using social media? We will look at all this and more.
This article is my best advice to new nurses in the OR. Most of the advice is for the circulating role. Although, much of it pertains to the scrub role also.
Did you ever wonder if you have what it takes to be an operating room nurse? Here are 10 skills all OR nurses have.
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in an operating room? This story will tell you about a typical day for a circulating nurse in the operating room.
Here is a little bit about what scrub nurses do in the operating room.
We are told that the most important thing is love. How do we show that love? Do we consciously try daily to make ourselves beacons of light and love?
Who loves me? Who loves you? The answer is the same. God loves us just because we are. We do not need to do anything, God already loves us.
It is only through knowing the bad, that we truly appreciate the good.
What's the big deal about being an OR nurse? Why would anyone want to be one? This article will tell you some of the reasons operating room nurses love their jobs.
Emma was a laid back labrador. Carly is an assertive AmStaff. What type of dog are you for God?
A poem about being lost and alone.
What type of jobs are available to nurses in the operating room. Here is a review of the circulator, scrub and float nurse roles. These are a few of the opportunities available to a nurse in the OR.
Do you have a hernia repair scheduled? Are you wondering what surgical mesh is? This article will give tell you what mesh is, what problems may occur, and how to help the healing process.
What does the circulating nurse do in an operating room? What is his or her role during the surgery? Read and find out.
We are all connected. Often times, we may not feel connected, but we are. We are connected, not only with each other, but with the world and the universe.
I think most operating room nurses and techs will connect with this poem. It is what we do most days of the week.
Want to lose weight, but sick of dieting? I'll tell you how to lose weight by making a few small changes to your life. No more dieting ever!
Moral objections are very personalized. How do we tell if these objections are from moral reasons as opposed to personal preference, prejudice or convenience? This article provides some criteria.
I hear so many white people denying white privilege. I'm going try to explain it from my white perspective. And I will write about some privileged occasions I had growing up.
Ever wonder what exactly makes up a lady? All ladies are women, but not all women are ladies. Here are 20 ways to see if she is a lady.
I am a diploma-prepared Registered Nurse. People often ask what a diploma is and how does it differ from a Bachelor's or Associate Degree. I'll explain the pros and cons and include a few stories.
My life with a schizophrenic. He was also diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), the new way to say multiple personalities. We were together 5 years.
Have you ever really thought about time and the games it plays with us? We label time as "yesterday," "last week," or "in a month from now," but the only time we actually have is now.
The question, "What is wrong?", can have many meanings. It can be said with love, as a mother to a crying child. It can be said with caring, as a wife to a husband. And it can be said with innocence, as a child to a parent. But, what exactly,...
It takes a village to raise a child. A community. One day I was talking to my neighbor in Yorktown, VA. We were the only people in the complex who were younger than 60 years old...much less in their late 20's-early 30's. I loved living...
Tired of the same old theme parties. Have a chili party. Chilies go so well with parties. Here are some decorating ideas and some easy recipes, all chili related.
Welsh ponies are well-known for their gentleness with new riders. This intelligent and hardy pony is the right pony for children.
Let's look at some new winter sports that can be included in the Olympics in years to come. We will review nun (snow) chuckin, synchronized snow dancing, watermobiling and more. Read on to learn more about the newest and most exciting winter sports on earth.
Last January I was living in Maryland, working in a job that was slowly trying to turn me into a cynic, and wondering how I could break out of my rut. I had seen the ads...make money on the internet...I did not realize it, but that one click to a writing site was going to change my life forever...
What is happening to America? What can we do to bring back our hope? Here are the stories of a few people who decided to fight on the side of hope and justice. People who believe that one person CAN make a difference. People who are trying to make our world a better place...Real life superheros...
Here are pictures of the best cat tattoos I have found.
Many people I have known believe we live in a random world without purpose. They believe life is an accident; fate is a fluke and the future a fling. I believe our intent in life guides our purpose. Seemingly random acts are not actually random…coincidence does not exist…and life has purpose.
Why is it that we are so harsh on ourselves? Why do we beat ourselves up for every little mistake, every misspoken word and every clumsy moment? We freely forgive others for these. Why do we not afford ourselves the same courtesy? How can we truly love another, if we cannot first love ourselves?
Life is a journey. In it we encounter many of the same problems we encounter driving...Road Blocks...Getting Lost...Accidents. Live your journey with peace.
It's time to wake up to the fact that we are each precious. We are each priceless. It is our uniqueness that gives us our value.
You know what everyone, I'm mad as hell. This world is going hell in a handbag and here we are just playing along as if every thing is going to be fine. Is there anyone out there who really believes in their hearts that we can continue this way? Let's do something about it.
I believe we need to see each other. We need to acknowledge the presence of other people in this world. It is a simple skill and free to give. Sometimes it may make all the difference in someone's life.
Where are we going? Why do we hate? Can we not find a better way...a way without war, without hate, without greed?
Reality is not a fixed idea. You can change your reality. You can choose what you want your reality to be. Here are some ideas.
Have you ever loved a hero? What made you love them? Was it that they did what no-one else would do? We all have this power. All weneed to do is decide to use our powers and not be scared of them.
In times of deflation, America seems to find "heroes" in outlaws. Here is a look at the past heroes, or outlaws, and a look into why we glamorize these people.
I just read a most amazing blog about dolphins. Do you love dolphins? I do. They are supposed to be one of the smartest mammals in the world. Remember Flipper, he was always saving Bud and others. Flipper laid his life on the line many times to...
I'm sorry if I am not who you thought I was. I debated about starting another personality, but that is just so not me! I am who I am, when I am, how I am. If you liked me serious, you will like me even more now...now I have all the good of my...
Many laughs later, eyes tearing, I was wondering why I liked Bill Engvall and found him so funny. Thinking about it I realized the reason was that he relates to normal people. People who work and have families. Many of his jokes include his wife, son or daughter. However, they are generally nice...
Hi, my name is k@ri and I am a co-dependent. A little about my addiction to relationships and a poem on co-dependency.
Many are the times in life people ask my if I am crazy. I will not lie, I will not cheat...if I get too much change from a store I bring it back. People say I am crazy. I say if I am crazy it is a good type of crazy and more people need this...
The French Paradox is simply the phenomenon that the French eat high-fat food, drink wine, smoke, rarely participate in structured exercise, but remain thinner and have less heart disease than other countries. I have already discussed the effects...
A wonderful fellow hubber, The Sandman, asked me what I knew about Resveratrol. At the time I knew very little except it was the miracle found in red wine. I told him I would have to look into it. Here is what I found out. The French Paradox...
We all have memories we love of fun times we’ve had. I’ve always loved playing with bubbles, but I remember my first time making really big bubbles. Do you know the ones I mean? Bubbles that are big enough to engulf you
Future, after battling Past's demons, continued her search for the Unknown. Many roads taken, many paths sought, but the right one never found. One day, a wind whispered that the Unknown was in Hope. Future sought for Hope, but she had no map. ...
Why is it that some people don't develop harmful habits and some people develop one, two or many. You may have seen it in your own children, one was impossible to get to stop sucking their thumb; the other never had that problem. How can two people of the same genetic material be so different?
Is it an addictive activity or is it an addiction? People engaged in addictive activities and people with addictions find activities, foods or drugs that make them feel good and use these things to alleviate pressure, stress or internal...
What is trust and why is it so hard for some and so easy for others? What is it that causes us to lose our trust? Why is it so hard to trust again? What does it take to earn my trust? These questions...
Here are 18 truths an operating room (OR) nurse knows and understands. If your friend is an OR nurse, see if these fit her.
Lies can hurt more than just our feelings. They can hurt our good name and our careers. Read about my experience with a compulsive liar.
I love the blues. Here are 5 of my favorite blues artists. They all make you want to shake, rattle and roll.
How do you get a new social security card once you have lost yours? I don't know about anywhere else, but in the Washington DC area it is not easy! Somehow, when I moved back east, I lost my son's and daughter's social security cards. I thought I...
I hated hot food growing up. Then I moved to New Mexico. In the operating room we had numerous pot lucks. Green chilies were in everything! Over time I came to love green chilies.
Have some fun at your 4th of July picnic! Here are fun activities to keep the kids happy and some for the playful adults also.
Father’s Day is coming up and I was trying to think of how to explain all that my father has taught me about life and living. So many times, as an indignant and idealist child, I would yell at him, “That’s not fair!” He always replied...
I am a cat person, always have been, always will be. Don't get me wrong...I love dogs also, it's just I relate better to cats. I've had my share of both over the years, but while I can live without a dog for a while, you will seldom find me...
Americans all love our flag. But, many of us do not know the proper ways to display it. Here is the proper way to hang your flag with pictures.
Learn a little about the importance of listening. Listening well allows you to learn. It also makes you seem more attractive to others.
Sexy means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To me it is a combination of how someone looks and who they are. Probably more of who they are. These men are pleasing to the eye and to humanity.
What do you do when you live 30 miles from work and your car suddenly becomes undriveable? I thanked God I live in the Washington DC metro area with an excellent public transportation system. I am still learning how to use it, but at least it was...
What do zombies, ghouls and clowns have in common? Seems as though it is more than I originally thought.
These are rules to remember in an operating room. These five short sayings will keep you out of trouble if you follow them.
Take a look at some cute and funny bugs...that don't make me itch when I look at them.
Proper body mechanics will help you prevent back injury. They will also keep your aching back healthier. Learn the basics of proper body mechanics.
Zombies are taking over. Find out where the zombies are. You will be surprised to find out how many zombies are around.
What tests do I need to find out if I am diabetic? Why are these tests done? What are the normals? Find out about diagnostic testing for diabetes by reading this.
Why is it that some men look so good bald? How about all the myths about bald men? Bald men are more intelligent. Bald men are better lovers.
Find out what the risk factors for type II diabetes mellitus are. You have the control t0 change some risk factors but not others. Learn which you can control with some tips to help you.
Does your Mother-In-Law drive you crazy? This year use Mother's Day as a subtle revenge tool. Here are some perfect gifts for your imperfect Mother-In-Law. Who knows, they may even help her like you more.
In this article I review the signs and symptoms of diabetes. It is a brief and simplified version of what is happening in your body when you have diabetes mellitus.
Father's Day was always a big day in our family...Most of Dad's gifts were of the homemade variety. Here is a history of Father's Day and some suggestions for terrific Father's Day gifts.
Ever have a problem thinking of a good comment to leave? I often find I have this problem. HubPages is a prodigious community!
Here is a fabulous chicken recipe that has minimal prep time and is good enough for company. You probably already have the ingredients!
What we want out of life effects all our choices. Decide how you want to live and do not get distracted.
"You can be anything you want when you grow up." This is what is told to children in America everyday. Find out why my dream did not work out.
Every year Money Magazine picks the top 10 best places to live in America. Here is a quick synopsis of 1999 to 2009. The winners are rated on economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a sense of community. The town I...
New Mexico is full of wide open spaces and a sky so close you can touch it. New Mexico lives in a different time, a time ruled by siesta and trust. Find out what happens when a Yankee from the northeast moves there.
91% of Americans have cell phones. Is there definitive proof that cell phone usage is bad? A look at the 10 best reasons to give up your cell phone.
There are so many absolutely ridiculous laws still around in these United States of America. Here are a few that should make you laugh.
The Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival in Washington DC is 7 hours of fun! Family friendly with something for everyone it cannot be missed. Read more then go check it out!
Pysanky are the most beautiful Easter Eggs ever! Find out what makes them special and some history behind them.
The Roswell UFO Festival is a fun and unique place to be! Do you like ET? Do you like Star Wars? None of these come close to the amount of fun your family will find in Roswell, NM!!! All kids, large and small, will love this festival. The people are friendly and fun...GO!!!!
Stupid, funny and just plain dumb laws abound the the United States of America. Here is a sampling of the odd laws you can find.
Here is a story of a woman who married 23 times. How is that for perseverance in the quest for love! Should I look for love or stay behind my walls?
Has the lost city of Atlantis been found? Someone claims to have found Atlantis using Google Earth. Plato, the great Greek scholar, seems to think Atlantis is real. What do you think?
What happens when you are fired and too clueless to understand? Maybe good things?!
Do you want to be an operating room nurse? Learn a little about what the job entails and what to expect from the environment. Becoming a surgical nurse is the best move you can make.
Learn how to make pizza at home. It is a healthy alternative to store bought. Plus you control the fat and sodium content.
To have perseverance you must have spunk, drive and endurance. Perseverance can help you get through difficult times and make the best of your situation! Read these inspirational quotes on perseverance and get your moxie moving!
I've taken Glucosamine and Chondroitin in the past and found they relieved my joint pain. Recently I was reminded of how well they work...
This is a Pueto Rican flan recipe. You only need 4 ingredients and it is super easy to make. I'm sure it will make the best tasting flan you have ever had!
Healthy eating can be delicious. This is an authentic Greek salad recipe and contains no lettuce. It is even better the second day.
I have been an operating room nurse for many years. It is a very challenging and very rewarding profession. Read these funny stories about how we let off stress in the OR!
Don't be offended. Although I'm a red head now, I am naturally a blonde, so I think I have the right. Have a laugh and add your favorite!