I am Thankful There Are Nurses

I am thankful there are nurses

I am so thankful that nurses exist and do what they do. I am honored to be a part of a profession that works on holidays, often with little recognition. Thanksgiving and Christmas are just two of the many holidays that nurses sacrifice family time to care for the sick.

What is it Really Like to be a Nurse?

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What is it really like to be a nurse?

There are so many people who get into nursing without having any idea what it is really like. And while we all know that you have to live it to even being to know if you will love it, wouldn’t it be nice to share your knowledge with a new generation of nurses? Oh, and as a huge bonus, you could win a ton of money to spend on Amazon.com.

Received 1st Copy of My Book: A Bittersweet Occasion

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Today I received a print copy of my book The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology. And while I was thrilled to finally have this book come to a fruition, I was not quite prepared for the swell of emotions that overcame me when I began to flip through the pages.

But then again, I’m not sure that any author is really ready for the first time we hold a copy of our book. I think of all the hard work that went into this book. Hard work that was not only mine but many on an editing and publishing team. And also the high hopes that we all have that the book will be a great success.

True Blood: A Nurse’s Perspective

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Give me a good conspiracy theory, vampire movie, bigfoot documentary, or any other similar item of oddity and I’m glued to the TV screen. Because of my great curiosity with fantastical creatures and cryptozoology, I totally dig a show that’s based in the real world but throws in mythical creatures to stir things up a bit. For this, and many other reasons, I love the HBO drama True Blood.

An Open Letter to Nev Schulman, Star of Catfish

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Nev,

I watched your documentary. I’m sorry for your experience. I myself experienced something very similar, except luckily for me, I am female and it was not a matter of the heart. I don’t understand how someone can completely transform themselves into someone else online and keep up with multiple identities, but they do. You’re not alone. It’s unfortunate, but I think your story is far more common than we realize. Most are probably too embarrassed to admit it it. Too proud to say they were deceived. But that’s what makes us human, honest, and able to live with integrity.

How to Really Make Money Blogging

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Making money on the internet is not a myth. But it’s not as simple as paying $19.99 to have Freddy in India set you up a website and have it go on autopilot, either. Making money online takes work. Nothing worth having in this life is for free. And blogging for cash is no different.

Many people have looked to blogging as a way to generate income. When I first starting blogging I never ever thought about making money. For a very long time I felt as if I wasn’t supposed to make money from it. This sort of coincides with how I sometimes feel guilty that I get paid to work as a nurse. Something inside me always told me that people would or already were judging me harshly for receiving compensation for caring for others, or in this case, blogging.
Many people have looked to blogging as a way to generate income for themselves. I’ll be completely honest. When I started blogging, making money was the last thing I had in mind. In fact, for a very long time I felt as if I wasn’t supposed to make money off of it. Sort of coincides with how I sometimes feel guilty that I get paid to work as a nurse. Something inside me always told me that people would or already were judging me harshly for receiving compensation for caring for others or in this case, blogging.

i’mWatch: A Smartwatch to Improve Healthcare?

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The i’mWatch is a revolutionart smartWatch that links to your smartphone via bluetooth and allows you to make calls, check email, tweet, and a multitude of other things right form your wrist. It seems simple really. This is only a step up from current technologies. We’ve just made it smaller. But the size can make this device a piece of technology more easily integrated into your daily lives.

Want to Control Your iPhone With your Mind? There’s a App for That!

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there is a complex interface of software and hardware that utilizes EEG readings, converts them into audio via a software interface, feeds that into an iPhone and SIRI will make a phone call for you.

Forever Lazy: When Products To Make Life Easier Just Go Too Far

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I am fairly sure that this may very well be this year’s hot Christmas item. It’s like the Snuggie to the next level. For a mere $29.99 (plus shipping, handling, and who-knows-whatever-other-fees-or-clubs they will charge your credit card) you can own these adult pajamas (complete with a fly zipper and a butt-flap) and not have to be inconvenienced by any of those other foolish methods of keeping warm like blankets, turning up the heat, or wearing regular clothes. You can’t be bothered to do any of those obviously expensive or boring traditional methods.