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

The Unspoken Phase of Professional Puberty: The Nursing Students’ Sexual Self

WHAT? How did personal sexuality get into this conversation? Sexuality goes out the window when we put on those scrubs, right? Wrong. You are a sexual being. Heck, you are human. As such, your body will physiologically respond when you see an attractive individual. This will be weird. So, how can you be professional and … Continue reading The Unspoken Phase of Professional Puberty: The Nursing Students’ Sexual Self

What Every Nursing Student Should Know About Professional Puberty and Your Changing Sense of Humor-Part Two

As you take more classes and go through clinical have you noticed that your humor is changing? Your friends have changed? This is normal. You are going through professional puberty. There aren’t any books about it that your instructor can hand you and then run away because they don’t want to talk about. It's one … Continue reading What Every Nursing Student Should Know About Professional Puberty and Your Changing Sense of Humor-Part Two