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ANOTHER DAY in the life of a Nurse

Happy 70th Birthday Paul!

IN HONOR of my all -time favorite musician’s 70th Birthday today – I would like to blog on the importance of being ones best. First and foremost, It is Paul McCartney who is BEST for me in music…Yes, it’s a Beatles’ “70th” Birthday! Happy Birthday Paul. Now what does this have to do with nursing education, you might ask? It’s about helping others become their best, just as Paul has given his best and is so dedicated to his fans….a nurse is dedicated to her patient(s). As Educators we need to spark the excitement of what our love for the profession is all about to developing minds. Paul had his mentors: His father was a Jazz musician, he followed Little Richard and Elvis Presley, and often has admits to being a Buddy Holly fan. Novice nurses need mentors just the same. Examples of what they will become in the future. Students enjoy when the instructor uses real-life clinical examples in their learning discussions…you can read it in their eyes. They ask questions and it helps them to become their best. They come to know in time that they dream of the life experiences to be able to share with others. Similar to how Sir Paul McCartney shares his expertise with others (like in supporting schools of music and playing with learning, novice musicians).  In addition, the sharing of expertise with others as a “team” is most important as well. The nurse is a part of a team. Congruent on how Sir Paul most recently will open for the London Olympics with other musicians and how he demonstrated his delightful music with other well estabished musical performers for the Queen’s celebration. Oh the joy when one truly is living their passion…..and it’s not just Another Day in the life of a Nurse.                                                                                                               Comments welcomed.

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Posted by on June 18, 2012 in Human Simulation Scenarios

 

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When will you make a diet change?

Eating Healthy is important at all ages. Children need a well-balanced meal plan with all food groups. As for adults, there are many choice diets which a person can choose and still remain in the an energy promoting, healthy , nutritious feed. For instance, when I was a teenager, I literally grew up on McDonald’s Big Macs. ( However healthy they were at the time, now I couldn’t take the fat and sodium that it contains today). Yet, I have been a lacto-ova vegetarian for most of my entire life since I was about age 22. I started out giving up meats…Yes, Big Macs came first. My father was a “meat & and potatoes” man and we would have some of the best Porterhouse and Rump Roasts my mom could cook.The trouble is that the extent of veggies that went with the beef were peas & carrots. By time I was 12 I ate enough peas & carrots to make it arround the world if structured side by side!  The next step was giving up the chicken. Being a baby boomer, all good baby boomers grew up on the finger-lickin’ good stuff. Just the regular, (I couldn’t stand the extra crispy). My last throw-away was the Thanksgiving Day meat. This was the hardest to give up. The thing that I found out about living like this, is that when you give up meat, you get to eat every thing else you have missed along the way.

I enjoy my food, I eat well, and I still eat fish. Linda McCartney once told me ( as Paul snatched my magic-marker to continue on to sign his autographs) “Don’t think of it a sea food, think of it as sea life”. I know there will come a time when I don’t eat fish anymore, I cut back, and this isn’t something that I am at all too conscious about doing. I am continually finding new, healthy and so ever-good tasting foods that can take up my plate as well as fish or eggs.

So, when your palate begins to grow up, and you experiment with new ways of supplying yourself sustance…please enjoy! As health educators do teach about the health benefits that come from good eating it is important to share the delight in the efforts of improving your appetite for the better. THE CHANGE is the journey, and it tastes good too!. I want to share with you a blog that is interesting. Another medical persons approach to achieving a different ( not necessarily new ) diet… The Paleo diet.  A Physician’s Whole 30 Experience: What I Learned.

 
 

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Concussions and the knack to stay in the game…

Listening to the news lately, the theme is sports safety after sustaining a concussion. Did you See that? As a former co-educational high school Physical Educator, I have observed where the competetive drive  comes from in some of the athletes…Parents who just don’t quit. Want to see their kid be the star player, get alot of trophies, and perhaps a scholarship to a prestegious university. All fair and game they say. Yet, as a nurse of concern, I know that multiple head trauma and concussions play the neuro-deficit game with one’s mind. The news shows girls who sustained multiple concussions, with repeated sports play, now not being able to function. It is about time such potential of long lasting injury to the public is addressed. For those who love sports and the competition, we know the risk can always exist, but once the damage is done, its like a popped balloon, you can’t bring it back, so stop trying to blow it up again.    

 
 

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Movie Review- Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

This ones good for client education. It is what it is. Nurses are to make it an importance to teach clients that the IT IS THE CHOICES THEY MAKE that actually change things.

Eat Live Pray

We watched this movie last week. It was about a man who was overweight, had a rare disease, depressed, couldn’t think clearly and was going downhill quickly. What did he do to change his life entirely? He bought a juicing machine and went on a juice fast for 60 days as he traveled in America. All his symptoms went away, and he no longer needed medication. When someone knows they need to do something drastic, fasting is a great option. The movie was well documented, and easy to watch (some documentaries are not!).

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Posted by on April 3, 2012 in Human Simulation Scenarios

 

Sports Illustrated Article on Sydney Crosby & Chiropractic Functional Neurology

Sports Illustrated Article on Sydney Crosby & Chiropractic Functional Neurology.

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in Human Simulation Scenarios

 

When life gives you Lemons drink Lemon Water

ImageFeeling down and out as a dog lately? Wonder if it is caused by doing “too much, too quickly”, or was it due to the long jaunt home while sitting though the stressful traffic?  Simply make Lemon Water!  This article shows how the benefits can not only be a pick-me-up but be endless to your system. It’s so easy to grab an costly cup of fine java – instead of going to the faucet. Payal Banka discusses the Top 10 Benefits of Lemon Water.  http://www.lifemojo.com/lifestyle/top-10-health-benefits-of-lemon-water-1422542 

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2012 in Human Simulation Scenarios

 

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