Author Archives: Arizela

Countdown to BSN

That’s how long I’ve got to finish up everything for my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. The list of things to do by then: Major assignments: CLAS assignment (2-3 pages, single-spaced, referenced) Human Relations Final Paper (4-5 pages, single-spaced) Scheduling … Continue reading

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Empathy and Authenticity

I work in an environment where people fear for the lives of their children.  Needless to say, a job where people genuinely (and sometimes rightly) are afraid for the lives and well-being of their children, can sometimes be emotionally exhausting. … Continue reading

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Loci, not Loki

I’ve been reading a lot lately about a psychological phenomenon called locus of control. Locus of control is a term that indicates where you, consciously or unconsciously, think the control over your life originates. This simple characteristic can have profound … Continue reading

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Living in the Moment

I recently explained to my husband the power and meaning of the phrase “be present in the moment.” Rather than having a mind stuffed full to overflowing with all the future plans and past conversations and mistakes and successes, being … Continue reading

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What’s Pink and Sweet and Warm All Over?

A healthy newborn baby, of course. Step one, on my plan to rule the worl- *cough* – er, I mean to become the greatest newborn nurse in the world has been completed. I finished the NCC nursing specialty certification exam … Continue reading

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