18/07/20 Trying to get back to some normality

It has been nearly 4 months since my symptoms began. They are much improved, they do not have a huge impact on my life anymore, however they are just not present enough to irritate. I get breathless, have headaches, indigestion mind fogs, and moments of irritation and anxiety. I have decided to live with thisContinue reading “18/07/20 Trying to get back to some normality”

Is Spring in The Air?

What a fantastic morning it is this morning in East Yorkshire. After such a stormy few days, wondered to myself when I was taking the the dog out, is Spring in the air? The daffodils are blooming, there are buds on the trees, there is birdsong in the air and the sun is shining. ThereContinue reading “Is Spring in The Air?”

Well that didn’t go as I thought

  You will remember on Monday I was planning on inspiring a group of teenage boys to consider Nursing as a career. I have worked with children for the past 25 years, so you would expect that I would understand how teenagers react to something that is new and maybe challenges their view of theContinue reading “Well that didn’t go as I thought”

A leap of faith

I don’t normally write a blog during the week, as I am usually too done in to think of anything useful to write. Tonight however I feel inspired to write a bit about my day today and to talk about an event that happened nearly a month ago, something that I found myself talking aboutContinue reading “A leap of faith”

Encouraging Men into Nursing

Over recent years I have noticed fewer and fewer men choosing nursing as a career. In fact in my own speciality of Children’s Nursing we haven’t trained any men in training in Hull for a number of years now. There is so much men can offer as a nurse that it would be terrible toContinue reading “Encouraging Men into Nursing”

Outline of Chapter 1 of Connected Living (Your Well Being)

As a lot of you will know,¬† I have been talking about writing a book about connected living. Yes another book about success. Although¬†I shy away from defining what success is and leave that up to the reader, other than suggesting if you want to have a life that is positive and fulfilling you areContinue reading “Outline of Chapter 1 of Connected Living (Your Well Being)”

A Monk, Ruby, a Neuroscientist, Gaz, Midfulness and a Lot of Human Factors

  I am a little bit done in this weekend. This week has been pretty full on. I have been trying to think what I did during the day on Monday, and I am really struggling to remember exactly what I did do, it is a bit of a blur. I remember meeting up withContinue reading “A Monk, Ruby, a Neuroscientist, Gaz, Midfulness and a Lot of Human Factors”

Wrestling with Foggy

I haven’t been for a run for 2 weeks. I had used a variety of excuses including rain, tiredness, and not enough time. I tell you this has definitely had a detrimental effect on my well-being. If you had asked me last week how I was doing, I would have said, I am fine, inContinue reading “Wrestling with Foggy”

The comfort of a good moan

I love a good moan. Moaning is comfortable, its comfortable because it is easy. All you have to do is sit in judgement with no responsibility, and ultimately don’t take action. We all love it, but we really do need to limit its use to being the precursor to problem solving, to move away fromContinue reading “The comfort of a good moan”

Memories of Leaving Home

Earlier in the week, I was talking to my eldest son about his University application, where he would like to go and what he would like to read. I do love our conversations, especially the ones that take place in the kitchen, whilst we are both busy doing stuff. It seems the more involved weContinue reading “Memories of Leaving Home”