As we step into this new year, this new decade, I look back at all the changes that it's held for me. It was huge!! I entered 2009 as a single parent to my oldest daughter and I leave 2019 married to my best friend with four daughters, a step son and having reconnected with… Continue reading A Final Look
Water is the main source of our bodies. It makes up over 60 percent of our bodies and is vital to our daily lives. This is not in dispute. What is in dispute is how much water should people should be drinking on a daily basis.
According to a recent article from the Mayo Clinic, “The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:
- About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men
- About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women” (www.mayoclinic.org, Sept. 6, 2017)
Now notice this is not water… they mention just fluid intake. The article later on does mention that the old adage of drinking 8 glasses of 8 ounces daily is not a bad idea but that some people probably don’t need it while others may be falling way short. It all depends on where…
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My mom and dad are the two most wonderful people. Yes, I put them through their paces pretty good in my teenage years and amazingly enough, they still LOVE me!! My dad taught me a good work ethic will get you far in this life. I've learned this lesson well. He was and is still… Continue reading My Parents
Do you ever have one of those days when all of sudden your brain lights up with several brilliant plans and you just "have to" get them done right away before they slip away? This afternoon in the middle of working, I had some great ideas on what to do for this blog and another… Continue reading Spinning Wheels
I've always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be. ~ Dita Von Teese
I recently read an article that said nurses are considered a line item in hospital budgets. Sadly, this isn't wrong. We aren't looked at like Doctors, PA's or NP's. We don't generate money like they do, insurance companies frown on that so far. We, as nurses, make too much money and we are protected by… Continue reading Take a Stand
After writing a blog for almost two years, one of the hardest parts for me is finding a good title!! Something that I haven’t already used, is eye catching and doesn’t take me forever to think of. It’s amazing how many times I’ve tried to use the same title more than once and caught myself… Continue reading How About A Texas Drawl?
"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."￼ ~ Vince Lombardi
My oldest daughter, Chanda, asked if we could watch her kitten for her for the next month. Being a sucker for animals she knew it was a lock for me to say yes and last Thursday she dropped her off. I have never met this kitten until that day although Chanda has told me plenty… Continue reading Lyra The Brave