"Two red chairs by the lake"

The harsh reality about nurses and retirement is that most of us are not thinking about it. Which is strange, considering that our profession...
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You’ve toyed with the idea of getting a dog—at least twice this month, even. But reality always seems to take a backhand to your semi-optimistic face, and...
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Does your grocery bill prompt you to tears? Do you feel that your checking account suffers miserably after a shopping trip? Do you lament...
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For many people, snoring makes a night of restful sleep a far-off dream. The noisy interruptions may even have a detrimental effect on relationships...
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It’s unquestionable: being a nurse influences your whole life. With such a demanding yet such an enriching job, there are many things you learn...
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Never mind how difficult it is to be part nurse, part parent. Let’s talk about how difficult it is to be the child of a...
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The other night I was completely prepared to work my Thanksgiving holiday night-shift. I’d baked a couple casseroles to share in the unit feast,...
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We nurses sometimes forget to separate our personal lives from our work ones. For some reason, we tend to socialize with the very same...
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The holidays for any healthcare worker is tough. As a nurse we don’t get the ‘traditional’ holiday, so we either have to celebrate our...
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It starts in nursing school and rolls over into our daily career work. Being a nurse is tough, it’s demanding and exhausting. We give...