On Sept 30 of this year, I had the incredible opportunity to give a TEDxTalk with TEDxPasadena on "How Grief Can Enable Nurses to Endure." This talk is for all healthcare professionals, but nurses in particular, who have grieved with and for their patients and families, and have went home wondering what to do with … Continue reading TEDxTalk – YouTube link is live!
There may be no greater revealers of my deepest wrestling with my humanity than the roles of both a mother and a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) nurse. Everyone says becoming a parent changes you, and it does, in countless indescribable ways. Every healthcare professional says being close to sickness and death changes you, and … Continue reading On Being a Christian Mother and a Pediatric ICU Nurse
As more speaking and writing opportunities have presented themselves post-TEDx Talk (and the YouTube video hasn’t even been published yet!), I have found myself doing some soul-searching about who I am and what I want to come of all this, as I am graciously given a growing voice for and amongst nurses. I am not … Continue reading Brief Post-TEDxTalk Reflections