Fair or Foul. Improving professionalism through play at work.

Some people think that play is a four letter word. Alright, alright. Technically, it is. P-L-A-Y. It's the perception of play at work that gives it that expletive feel. In fact, play should be the only four letter word that you use at work. If you play at work it is perceived as being "unprofessional" (I would do … Continue reading Fair or Foul. Improving professionalism through play at work.

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Throwing the Love: Three Quick Steps to An Authentic Smile

Some people think that an authentic smile is there or it's not. You have the juice or you're dry. Well, that's just not true. (tsk-tsk) You can create an authentic smile for anyone and everyone you meet. I call it "throwing the love". In a previous article I wrote about "throwing hearts" that involves creating a … Continue reading Throwing the Love: Three Quick Steps to An Authentic Smile

Smiling is Contagious. How YOU can start an Epidemic!

It's true. Smiling is one of the most contagious physical acts that one can perform. It hits you when a smile is thrown your way from a perfect stranger. You know it. Heck, you feel it right down to that warm fuzzy squishy space in your middle...right above your navel. The feeling travels to your heart … Continue reading Smiling is Contagious. How YOU can start an Epidemic!

Kindness + Graciousness=Civility. 3 Steps on How You Can Keep Cool Under Stress

Crap happens and you are pissed. The providers are breathing down your neck, someone in room 302 is shouting "Nurse!", and your nursing colleague just decided to handoff his patients and go to lunch. Now, you have 10 patients to keep breathing. Oh, and the patient's family in room 304 is threatening to sue. How … Continue reading Kindness + Graciousness=Civility. 3 Steps on How You Can Keep Cool Under Stress

Why do We Curse in Nursing? Ways to Change Our Habits & Our Practice.

Let me share some snippets of conversation with you. I want you to guess where I’ve gathered this conversation salad. “No, shit.” “What the fuck?” “Are you fucking kidding me?” “You’ve got to be shitting me.” “Tell them bitches to calm down.” Or my personal favorite without expletives, “Check out my belly.” Lifting of the … Continue reading Why do We Curse in Nursing? Ways to Change Our Habits & Our Practice.