Trauma nurse turned freelance writer and startup entrepreneur.
I write about healthcare, entrepreneurship, personal development, and life lessons through the eyes of a recovering trauma nurse.
California born, Texas raised.
Just Publish It, Even If It's Junk
Your article is a big old stinking pile of horse dung. Those were almost the exact words I said to myself moments after drafting up my very first piece of work. And in my mind, it was just that. A "piece" of work.
I Lived Out Of A Suitcase For Over A Year
I always believed that the secret to a beautiful life was partially embedded in having more stuff. You've heard it as well. Get a well-paying job and career. Buy the white picket fence and slide a couple, or three, nice cars right in. Preferably the kind made in Germany and that warm your butt on cold days.
I'm Pretty Sure I May Have Just Become A Terrible Grandparent
It was hot as hell, and I couldn't believe they didn't sit our group inside. Yet here we were, sitting in a covered patio with old school fans blowing warm air on us on a 95 degree Texas summer afternoon. And worse than that is we were about to be served some chips and salsa.
This Is Why Nurses Will Always Be Second Class Citizens
Ok, so I'm pretty sure that the title is going to tick off a lot of nurses. Maybe even some other healthcare professionals for that matter, but hear me out.
Knocking Boots Helped Me Get My Writing Mojo Back
I bet we're a lot alike, you and me. We both love to write. We have always loved to write, and I am sure that it is because of the effect writing has on us. It is a way for me to express myself and my thoughts in ways that I cannot do verbally or with other art forms. I like how there are no limits to what you can say or even where you can go with your thoughts when writing.
To All The Folks Who Say They Have The Perfect Morning Routine: I Call Bullshit
I don't meditate, I don't journal, and sometimes my first hour starts at 11 am. I have to be honest. I'm not a morning person. So if I read another article about the importance of rising with the sun, yoga at the bedside, cold water immersions, or some other nether-worldy caca, I think I might just scream.
4 Eye-Opening Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Throw In The Towel
Quitting isn't always a bad thing. And in certain circumstances, it's also not a good thing either. The line between throwing in the towel or putting more effort into it can be fuzzy. Hazy even. And when we add in the fickleness of our moods and what the day brought or didn't bring, then that place becomes even more challenging to find.
Writer's Block Is A Lie: Follow This Formula and Never Get Stuck Again
Creative stagnation. That's how I'd describe the funk I was in. And I was desperate to figure out a way to jump-start it again. To get those juices flowing, so to speak.