Hearing voices

Hearing voices

At our school clinical for psychiatric nursing, we were somewhat blindsided and unwittingly entered into a simulation of hearing voices and having to perform different tasks while we wore headphones that screamed obscenities and told us horrible things. There was no reprieve, no rest, no break.  The nurses were horrible to us as we tried […]

Losing sadness, gaining life: Mental illness and nursing

Losing sadness, gaining life: Mental illness and nursing

I spent the night before my psych clinical worrying about being afraid.  It didn’t help that I ended up watching the Supernatural episode where Dean and Sam end up committed.  I got up with the morning sun and headed west for an hour.  It was nice to spend that time in my own head and […]

24 People Who Are Really Nailing This Parenting Thing

  24 People Who Are Really Nailing This Parenting Thing. This is an epic representation of true parenthood. I firmly believe that the best way to approach parenting is with a healthy sense of humor and a whole lot of love

Happy Mama’s day!

Happy Mama’s day!

Happy Mother’s day to all of you out there who are cleaning up things that you don’t know what they are or where they came from. You know you’re a mom if you have experienced this, or have had to figure out which kid the unknown substance has come from. Happy Mother’s day to you […]

Turn up the radio+

Turn up the radio+

So, the story goes that I thought I had a faulty tire.  They were making this ‘whomp, whomp, whomp’ noise that I chose to ignore by turning up the radio.  Bad idea. So, I have bad ball joints…and I have exactly no clue as to what that means but I’m told that it’s a very […]

Forgive. You will love you for it.

Forgive. You will love you for it.

Nothing in this life can be undone.  Once words are said, they are permanent.  Once you have acted in anger, it can’t be forgotten.  Often we as humans will act in anger because of fear. Fear of being wrong, fear of losing control, fear of the unknown, fear of judgment of others, fear of embarrassment […]

Life, the universe and everything~

Life, the universe and everything~

42.  The answer is 42. Ever feel like you just need an answer?  Something to cling to?  If you just could figure out a reason for things being the way they are in any given situation, then it’d be so much easier to get through? 42.  The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy says the answer […]

Self talk to less stress

Self talk to less stress

Easily enough I am distracted from the many blessings that surround.  Nursing school is enough on it’s own to create a hurricane of anxiety worthy of the loony bin, but add kids and just being a functional adult to it and that can feel like a Mack truck.  I decided to list these stressors and […]

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