Happy, Healthy, Hump Day or whatever day you're reading this! Sometimes I wonder for awhile what I'll decide to write about and share with you, but this week it's a no-brainer for me. After spending six months honoring a hospital contract and then, driving for 12 hours most days to get from the east to the west coast of the U.S. in record time to fulfill an agreement ... I am finally taking some downtime. And, I had no idea how much it was needed. I knew I was looking forward
I'm so happy to be writing to you from a gorgeous home, set up on a hill, overlooking other small mountains and valleys in S Oregon. I feed the chickens every morning and the cat and I work out our morning routine of eating and cuddling. I didn't realize how stressed out I was and how much energy I used by extending my hospital RN contract an extra three months until I arrived here and felt my shoulders drop. I'm still shifting gears and noticing the emergence of an old, fami
Hello and a big Happy New Year from southern Oregon! If you've been with me for some time, you know that I spend part of the year on the east coast of the US and I'm part-time on the west coast for the rest of the year. I just completed one of the fastest cross-country drives I've ever done in the seven years of going back and forth. I normally take my time, stop and visit with friends, zig-zag a bit and take no less than two or three weeks for my journey. This year, however,
Happy New Year! I think we all have high hopes for 2022. Being hopeful doesn't feel like enough to me. I'm giving serious thought to what I can do to make it better. As I reflect, I realize that I have not always felt that how things went in my life was my responsibility nor did I feel like I had the power to have much control. "As children, we absorb and reflect the beliefs, feelings, and 'truths' of our parents." I looked at the world through my parents' eyes from the time
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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.