New Year’s Mission Possible

New Year's Mission

Celebrity Apprentice Winner Leeza Gibbons

“Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgement that something else is more important than the fear” – Ambrose Redmoon

I was a mom on a mission and that mission was accomplished! Let me explain, as president of the National Nurses in Business Association I encourage nurses to step up and step out of their comfort zones to take their careers to the next level. For more people to know about you and the wonderful work you are doing you need to get out there, share and network. This was a time when I needed to take my own advice. It all started when my daughter saw an invitation I received to an event in Los Angeles where Leeza Gibbons was scheduled to speak. Continue reading

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Father’s Day

The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, ‘Daddy, I need to ask you something,’ he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan.
— Garrison Keillor

Father's Day

[Several years ago, when we owned our senior care company, I wrote this tribute to Dads. Our daughter was 4 years old and I would write often about her and her dad. I’m re-running it and wishing all you Dads a wonderful Father’s Day!]

When I was little I remember listening to a recording of the song “My Dad” by Paul Petersen. I loved this song because it was such a tribute to Dads and its lyrics expressed feelings in a way that I could relate to. Continue reading

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NNBA Book Review – Lorie Brown

[I was happy to provide a book review for NNBA member, Lorie Brown, RN, MN, JD. I was also excited to see several of the contributing co-authors are NNBA members. I highly recommend purchasing Lorie’s book and enjoying it as I did. Thank you Lorie for putting together such a wonderful read.]

From Frustrated to Fulfilled: The Empowered Nurse’s System

by Lorie Brown, RN, MN, JD

Fall in love with nursing again by reading Lorie Brown’s new book, “From Frustrated to Fulfilled”.   Continue reading

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Christmas Unplugged

Christmas Unplugged
I decided to go dark this Christmas Eve and Christmas, in that I did not look at my computer and did not carry my phone around with me. Yes, for two days I didn’t read or respond to emails on my laptop or phone and did not look at Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Here’s what I found out:
It was hard… hard to break my routine. I kept thinking that I’ll just take a little look, what could it hurt. Continue reading

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