Music and the Brain. Listen Closely.

Music and the Brain. Listen Closely.

Besides May being Nurses’ Month, May is also Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is essential to our overall health, and the importance of attending to mental health has become even more pronounced during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has not only...
The Power of Telling Your Story

The Power of Telling Your Story

I’ve heard ALOT of stories in 17 years of working with and hearing about patients at Guardian Nurses. To honor those stories, which never cease to amaze me, there is a plaque on the wall outside my office that says “You can’t make this stuff...
COVID19 Vaccines, Part 2

COVID19 Vaccines, Part 2

In December, we published our first issue on the COVID19 vaccines entitled, “All I Want for Christmas is the Vaccine.” Two months later and well, many of you are still waiting for that vaccine. Last week, my sister said, “It reminds me of the days...
Tips to Get Information

Tips to Get Information

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Though 2021 has had a rough start in the U.S., with record numbers of people contracting and dying from COVID, at least 2020 is over and there is a vaccine at the end of the tunnel! But, with the extraordinary numbers of patients requiring...
All I Want for Christmas is the Vaccine

All I Want for Christmas is the Vaccine

Well, in a year that we’d all soon like to forget, finally we have some very good news. This past Friday, the FDA gave an Emergency Use Approval (EUA) of the BioNTech-Pfizer COVID vaccine. No doubt as you read this, vaccines are being shipped to hospitals,...
Listening in the Year of COVID

Listening in the Year of COVID

Amidst last week’s anxiety about the election results and dire news about increasing COVID infections, hospitalizations and deaths, we were interviewing a candidate and asked her, “In your opinion, what is the most important skill a nurse advocate can...