Being an NP: The Love Hate Relationship

  If I Treated You The Way You Treat Me You Would Hate Me! -Unknown   I always wanted to be an NP! It was my career goal from the first day of Nursing School. I entered healthcare because I wanted to help people and align with others like me! That was 21 years ago. Being and NP for the …

What’s Going On With Humanity?

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.” – George Orwell, 1984   Since 2012 I’ve done nothing but question the human race. In essence, I woke up from something. Perhaps what did the waking up was what was happening in my 3-D reality. I’ve had to deal with situations where I …

Have you lost your “Creative Mojo?” 3 Ways You Can Get It Back!

I’ve lost my MOJO!     One of the chief complaints I hear from my “The Well Written Nurse” students is : I’m so stressed out with my job … I have no CREATIVE drive! Much like Austin Powers they’ve lost their creative “MOJO!” How does a person lose their creativity?   Most of my students are NURSES. In fact, …

Suzanne Travis…Nurse, Comedian, Storyteller…Student/Storyteller Spotlight

  One Sunday morning in the Hollywood Hills, I was visiting one of my home health patients who happened to be a professional comic. We had become chatty and I shared with him my trials and tribulations in the dating world. Then he offered advice I never expected. “You do tell your ‘pathetic’ dating stories in an extremely entertaining way,” …

Let’s NOT Do Lunch: 2 Signs You Are Not Welcomed In The Work Place

For LUNCH I don’t care what you do! You’re on your own!   -Recent Job Prospect After A 4 Hour Non Paid Job Shadowing LUNCH… It’s that thing that usually takes place somewhere in the middle of the day. If you are anything like me you ‘fantasize’ about the amazing things you can have for lunch: Do you just hit …

Media Flurry: Nurses Lives Matter

    “Stop, I’ve done nothing wrong!” -Alex Wubbels Nurse Arrested For Doing Her Job   Alex Wubbels didn’t expect to get arrested for doing her JOB when she woke up in the morning! By now anyone who is a NURSE in the United States has seen the horrific YouTube video of Alex Wubbels RN in Salt Lake City Utah. …

Mary’s Medicine: Hollywood Fringe Festival Production 2017

  Who would have ever thought a “Nurse” invented Ginger Ale aka Ginger Beer! I totally learned something new when I attended the production of Mary’s Medicine at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.   Nurses wearing their work scrubs home sick from an evening shift gather around a table. One nurse offers the other “Ginger ale” to calm her sick stomach. …

Nurse Burn Out: Is Codependency The Cause?

  “I have a great plan for you to make some extra money!”   My boss, a Pediatric Physician and businessman who owned his own private practice called me into his office one day to share his plan for me. It was my first job as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and I had been working for him for six months, …

Failure… Why It’s Good for You!

One nice thing about failure is when you go through it at the end you can sort of take stock and say: “OK, that was a failure. And it wasn’t that bad.” — Moby     Failure… It’s one of those things that nobody every talks about. The reality is, if no one ever failed, there would never be any …