The Effects of Nursing on Nurses

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Hi, welcome to my blog post. I have never had a blog post get more than 50 comments, so I am a bit overwhelmed. After responding to many comments, here is a note:

Note: I wrote this blog entry at the end of my 3rd 12 hour shift in three days. I was tired and I was emotional. It is a blog post, not an “article.” It is not researched or sourced, it is purely opinion.

The point of this post is that nurses (and many other professions) need to take the time to practice self care and to encourage one another to practice self care.

My biggest mistake in this post (and there are many) was to use “her” or “she” when I should have used “they” or them.” I ignored my male coworkers, and I should not have. You have my apologies, and I have corrected the post…

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Healing from Sexual Abuse – A Transformational Journey – Part 20

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Okay so I didn’t go to bed.  I am aware that I am fighting myself and this process.  I am really struggling with vulnerability and what that means.  I can’t get past the belief that vulnerability and weakness are one in the name.  It really doesn’t matter what I was taught or why I have that belief system.  What matters is that I accept it, change it and live the rest of my life differently.

Spirit Dad:  Sounds like that makes you angry.  You got it intellectually again, but Mary look at the heart and see with the heart.  The same as you would with anyone else, do for yourself.

Mary:  When I do that, I don’t like what I see and then I don’t like myself and then I reject myself and I call myself names.

Spirit Dad:  That is productive.

Mary:  How does one get okay with vulnerability? …

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Week – #11 Induction Myths and More!

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Haanel this week offers, Your life is governed by law – by actual, immutable principles that never vary. Law is in operation at all times; in all places. Fixed laws underlie all human actions.

I wish he provided an explicit example of at least one ‘fixed’ law.  He could use deduction.

It is well, however, to remember that while every effect is the result of a cause, the beautifulservanteffect in turn becomes a cause, which creates other effects, which in turn create still other causes; so that when you put the law of attraction into operation you must remember that you are starting a train of causation for good or otherwise which may have endless possibilities.

This suggests that essentially there is only effect, effect, effect… for nearly all events!

…like attracts like in the mental world, and that the thought which we entertain brings to us certain friendships, companionships…

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What Ebenezer Scrooge Can Teach Us About Great Writing

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One of my all-time favorite movies for the holidays is The Muppets Christmas Carol. I believe I’ve seen this movie a few hundred times. I’ve worn out three VHS tapes and at least three DVDs. I play the movie over and over, mainly because, well, duh,  MUPPETS! I drive my husband nuts playing this movie over and over…and over. I’m worse than a three-year-old.

But, Muppets aside, also I can’t get enough of the music. Also, I love the story of A Christmas Carol no matter how many times I see it, no matter how many renditions, and I am certainly not alone. Charles Dickens’ story of a redeemed miser is a staple for holiday celebrations around the world and across the generations.

This story is virtually synonymous with “Christmas,” but why is it such a powerful story? Why has it spoken so deeply to so many? Why is…

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