5 Favorite National Nurses Week Gifts.

        The joy of celebrating “National Nurses Week” is trying to guess what gifts the nurses will receive each year. Having worked in several hospitals, I’ve received all sorts of gifts. Ranging from the usual pens , candy and diaries, to more interesting gifts like triangular-shaped bar soap, homemade earrings that fell apart before I wore them, and a giant size clock that sang “Oh when the saints!” at every change of the hour.   There are two ultimate no! no! gifts that I have received. One was a red and orange mug that I had seen at the dollar store […]

Don’t Sabotage My Diet!

Temptation when nurses on diet.

      As nurses, we are often reminded to stay healthy. Not only does it make you feel good, but you have more energy to perform your daily job better. Three months ago, I decided that on my two weeks vacation I would eat healthy, avoid chocolate and exercise five days a week.   I actually surprised myself by doing better than expected. After the two weeks, I had lost four pounds. That may not seem like a lot to some people, but for me it was a big deal because I have certainly reached a plateau in my […]