I avoid medical imaging and this is why

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I have been known to avoid medical imaging, and I’ve been thinking about the reasons why. Maybe boring deeply into my body with radioisotopes goes against my shallow cellular grain. Maybe I don’t need validation of my self-diagnosis with gadolinium-laced contrast medium. Maybe as a nurse I’ve seen one too many frequent imaging flyers, who […]

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31 Steps to an absolutely guilt-free day

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Awakening refreshed after eight hours of uninterrupted sleep, you luxuriated in the memory of yesterday, a day devoid of guilt. What steps did you take to earn such a rare treasure? Applied sunscreen before turning on overhead light. Attached FitBit and logged 30 minutes of low impact aerobics. Practiced 15 minutes of Loving-Kindness meditation. Celebrated […]

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Dear Mom, Having a wonderful time, wish you were here

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Dear Mom, Another Mother’s Day has come and gone, and I still can’t believe I couldn’t hug and kiss you, give you a mushy card, and a box of Godiva’s. You know the tradition in the church on Mother’s Day, when they pass out pink carnations to women who still have a living mother, and white to […]

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When you care enough, you’ll thank a nurse

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You know what is hard about choosing to become a registered nurse? Society assumes you chose the occupation to help people. But then stereotypes your noble profession as a contradiction between a sex symbol and a deranged killer. In real life, there are as many reasons to go into the nursing profession, as there are […]

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Announcing an innovative new exercise recliner

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The government and health care associations constantly encourage us to exercise to improve our health. It has been tough to sustain motivation when our recliners offer us a soft place to fall, after an exhausting day working at sedentary jobs. I believe it is possible to overcome our resistance to exercise by capitalizing on our love of the […]

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Are you afraid to dream small?

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Bucket lists are fashionable, with people grasping to fulfill lifelong dreams. I don’t know about you, but I am intimidated by some of these lists that look like a ‘to do’ list for overachievers. And comparing my aspirations with these dynamos makes me feel pathetic. Not one to tarry in shame and humiliation, I have […]

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