The Luckiest People

One of Barbra Streisand's first big "hits", in 1964, was a song called "People" written by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill for the Broadway musical "Funny Girl". I loved that song. In fact, just before sitting down to write this, I listened to it on YouTube. The first line is: People, people who need people Are the luckiest people in the world. I agree and I like to take it in a slightly different direction by substituting women for people ... women, women who need women are the luckiest people in the world, especially when they know they need each other and do something about it. Why even have this conversation or make it the topic of my blogette? Because women are still perceived as not trustin

Control or Creativity

I'm all about freedom. I don't think I'm alone in this and I'm also aware that there are many ways to feel free. Driving down a beautiful, New England country road on a summer's day, in a convertible with the wind in my hair, or getting on a river cruise in Europe and being pampered as I float down ancient rivers, or sitting on an exotic beach with a few good books -- these all feel liberating to me. I'm sure you have your own version of what it feels like to be let loose. The other side of that is feeling confined and I've noticed it also ties in closely with feeling like one has lost control. As a nurse working mostly in large, city hospitals I see patients react to this confinement and wh

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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN
is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with life support. 

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