The BRAVE Interview #22 May 2018: Melanie Delorme

Welcome to this month's BRAVE Interview with Melanie Delorme! I am a teacher, a wife, a mother, an author who was given the role of bereaved mom in 2008 when my 8-year-old son, Garrett, was accidentally shot and killed in a hunting accident. It would have been so easy to allow this horrific experience to … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #22 May 2018: Melanie Delorme

Visualize your future

Every year we have a blank slate, don't we? We have a chance to start fresh. What get the opportunity to ask ourselves questions like: What do I want to accomplish this year? Where do I want to go on vacation? What do I want my work life to look like? Who do I want … Continue reading Visualize your future

The BRAVE Interview #16 November 2017: Debra Lockwood Spencer

This month's interview is with Debra Lockwood Spencer. My name is Debra Lockwood Spencer (pictured above, left).   My brave thing happened when I was 17 years old, while spending nine weeks in South America as an exchange student.   It was the summer before my senior year in high school, and I was fortunate … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #16 November 2017: Debra Lockwood Spencer

The BRAVE Interview #15 October 2017: Allyson Bright

This month, we are meeting Allyson Bright!   WHO are you? I'm 36. An artist, a woman in love, a widow, a crafter, a teacher, and a seeker of joy. I live in Wisconsin with my boyfriend, TJ, and my Beagle, Gracie. WHAT is your One Brave Thing?  It's hard to pick just one - honestly, it's … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #15 October 2017: Allyson Bright

BOOK REVIEW: Informed Consent: Critical Truths Essential to Your Health and to the Health of Future Generations by Michele Stanford, M.Ed., CHC

I began to read Michele’s story and as a woman, my heart was filled with compassion and empathy for her and the situation she was in. As an RN, my heart was filled with rage for how this patient was treated by her physician! Michele was not defined by her circumstances, however. Rather, she decided … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Informed Consent: Critical Truths Essential to Your Health and to the Health of Future Generations by Michele Stanford, M.Ed., CHC

The BRAVE Interview #14 September 2017: Sylvia Wesley

Here is this month's BRAVE Interview with Sylvia Wesley! Enjoy! WHO are you? I’m a 61-year-old white woman—wife, mother, nurse, and pseudo-bon vivant! WHAT is your One Brave Thing? Sometimes I feel like just living every day is a Brave Thing and it is difficult to choose a single event!  As a nurse, it seems like so many … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #14 September 2017: Sylvia Wesley

A Nurse Assaulted

Maybe you've seen this video by now. The one where Alex Wubbles, a nurse at University Hospital in Salt Lake City, is assaulted and arrested by a police officer while she is at work, doing her job, protecting her patient. Thank God that there is a video account of this so that everyone is free … Continue reading A Nurse Assaulted

Goodbye, my friend

A very dear person passed away over the weekend. I met Karen when I worked with her at Sirona several years ago. We worked together via the telephone, so actually our voices met first! As many of you may know, you can tell a lot about someone by their voice. I liked her right away. … Continue reading Goodbye, my friend

Who am I really?

My husband was very inspired this year with his choice of birthday gift for me. He got me the MyHeritage DNA kit.   Me: How did you know I wanted to do that?! He: Because every time a commercial for it came on or anyone was saying they did it for the last year, you … Continue reading Who am I really?

The BRAVE Interview #8 March 2017: Jennifer Greiner

Here is #8 in The BRAVE Interview series! It’s the Who, What, When, Where, How, (and sometimes Why) of YOUR ‘one brave thing’! December’s interview is with Jennifer Greiner. 🙂 WHO are you? I am Jennifer Greiner, a strong, individual woman who knows what she wants and works hard to get it.  I am passionate, caring … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #8 March 2017: Jennifer Greiner