Are You a Task or Relationship Oriented Nurse?

    After many years of not being a patient, I was one last year. I’d forgotten how it feels to be on the other side and be under the care of a nurse. The nurse taking care of me had several other patients to focus on, probably five or six.  She kept running from room to room and did not talk much to any of us. I put myself in her shoes and tried to understand how hard she was trying to accomplish everything. The problem was, she hardly spoke to me, and I felt she really was not […]

Stay Young and Healthy by Eating Garlic

Garlic is so full of flavor, found in many of our favorite dishes and is an integral part of Italian and Indian food, tasty soups, hearty dinners and warm lunches. But its health benefits are what make it so absolutely essential to an organic lifestyle. Garlic is an antibacterial, anti-fungal and helps regulate stomach acids that prevent an upset stomach. Eat a clove or two of raw garlic in the morning on an empty stomach to reap the rewards. This is nature’s antibiotic, but you have to take it the right way to get full mileage out of it.   […]

Aunt Fatma’s Sweet Dessert and Benefits of Almonds

  Last year we were in Hyderabad Deccan, a celebrated city of India where my parents originate. We were there attending the marriage ceremony of the daughter of my mom’s brother Moeez.  Moeez is a dental surgeon and the husband of a gorgeous doe-eyed Turkish lady called Fatma. Aunty Fatma has a very likable and delightful personality and has learned all the prosperous traditions, majesty and elegance of the Monarchy of Nazism. All the wedding guests were hosted at aunty Fatma’s impressive mansion. One specialty among the lavish desserts was a sweet, comprising of almonds and coated with sheets of […]