Ive been focusing a lot on gratitude this week and it’s shown up for me in SO many ways SO quickly 🙏🏻 .
Did you know we already have EVERYTHING we need to be insanely happy?
Often, we think we need more and THEN we will be happy. One more change. One more purchase. If this, then happy.
But we have goodness all around us, right now. And recognizing what we are grateful for right here & now boosts our positivity, happiness & healthiness.... fo’ free!
Yes! Sign me up for a big dose of that! .
How do you start to practice gratitude? Where do we find it? .
Well, writing down a little memo of what you’re grateful for each day is an awesome start! I challenge you, pick three gratitudes today & for the next week to write down each night. I BETCHA you will see that positive shift in your life right away ✨ .
My gratitudes today:
-peonies & pike place
-water & sunshine -baby ducks
-crushing day 4/80 of my program
Oh my god, ain't that the truth?! I'm only 4 days in, and depletion is AWFUL so far...the carb cravings are so real 😳 My energy level is low, I'm sleeping like garbage, my lifts are week as shit. But I've gotta keep going. 🤞 Hoping I wake up with some renewed motivation in the morning! 🙏 I'm trying to tell myself I can do this, but I'm starting to let the little voice that keeps saying: "You're in over your head", get the best of me. Can anyone relate?
Today’s OT session was focused on further relearning how to do a physical exam on a patient while being hooked up to a feeding tube and working with my current state of hand function.
We’ve worked towards this goal since I was an inpatient at TIRR. It’s been 15 months since I was first transferred to TIRR after having a stroke during my last brain surgery.
My stroke, initially, left me unable to function from my neck down. “Claudia, you have to give it up”, a neurologist told me. In disagreeing with her she yelled, “Lift up your legs!”, and bc I couldn’t move my legs she said, “See, you can't even lift up your own legs. You can't even take care of yourself. How can you take care of a patient? You need to accept you can’t be a doctor”.
For the first and last time, I gave negative words power. Many nights at TIRR I cried myself to sleep as this encounter replayed in my head. The only Latina physician I knew at the time, someone I thought I could look up to made me feel completely worthless bc I couldn’t use my arms or legs.
Although I’m proud of how far I’ve come, today I was reminded: “I” am enough. Being able to use these tools was one of my main goals, but being able to now use some of these tools, to use my arms and legs does not change who I am. It does not now somehow automatically make me worthy of becoming a doctor.
Even though she couldn’t see it, solely “I” was enough. Just as I was.
I was always enough.
I have no words for this pleated sleeve top 😍. Material is extremely comfortable especially during these hot summer days!
It's so pretty I can wear this out + about! No one would ever guess I was wearing scrubs!!! 🙌
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I'm wearing the pleated sleeve top in estate navy blue and the contrast pointe pant in white (my fave pant) next to the new joggers! Both in size small.
Have a good night everyone! T'was a busy shift for this mama!
xoxo -L 💋
This neurosurgeon was a legend. He would bust into the ICU, guns blazing and drill holes into people’s brains at the bedside. Hot. He was a total asshole, but hilarious. The shit he expected was insane, but he knew it. He would throw shit at the wall and scream like a child when shit didn’t go his way. I would throw shit back at him. He’d laugh hysterically. He made all the other nurses “quit” working with him. It made me SO mad because that made me lose all my help. They just couldn’t hang. Not every person is the same. These nurses would try to be all uppity saying they were “all about the patient”, but if they really were, they wouldn’t leave the patient.
Learn how to deal with people. It’s really not that hard. Me turning a normal saline bag into “propofol” with glue and milk, with seconds to think of this, isn’t unethical...it’s fuckin genius. The doctor couldn’t go on without the propofol, the patient was dead in the bed and didn’t need it, I made it look like propofol and everyone wins. Well, that patient was never going to win, but they needed the pressure on their brain released, not the propofol.
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The long hours, sore feet, emotional strain, exhaustion after a long shift!
But also the joy and love you have for your patients and this role that you were called to do ❤️
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ANY NURSES IN THE HOUSE??? Carrie Graves Humphreys is a Nurse Practioner.
But TODAY she is retired, thanks to her Rodan + Fields business!! CONGRATS!!! 🙌🏻 I’m telling you there is nothing like living your dreams. Rodan + Fields, is not just skin care, it’s LIFE CHANGING skincare.
Please take a minute to read what Carrie had to say 👇🏻 “Cheers to chasing dreams🥂! Today was the end of an era. My last day working as a NP. I’ve been in the medical field for 20 years!! Call it retirement, call it a sabbatical, call it an adventure, call it whatever you want... All I know is that tomorrow is a new day, on a new road and I can’t wait to see where it leads me.
I have worked with the most incredible people, I have taken care of patients whom I’ve grown to love, I’ve learned so much... I’ve grown from a timid 21 year old nurse into a 42 year old confident nurse practitioner. The journey has been up and down but mostly spectacular.
Thank you Dr. Beets for always supporting me and teaching me. You’ve become one my truest friends. Thank you Judi for being more than my medical assistant but my friend, my extra mom, my life line. Thank you to all of my spectacular co-workers at GHS who have truly blessed my life beyond measure. I am so thankful for ALL of you.
Thank you Lauren for introducing me to Rodan + Fields which has allowed me to take this chance on time freedom. Thank you to my husband Mike who believes in me and has encouraged me to chase my dreams.
So... here it goes. I hope you’ll continue to follow my journey. The sky is the limit and I’M A DREAMER 🌟!” ⏰ Ready for some time freedom? (This is her unique story, you are always welcome to search the R+F IDS)