The sweat was pouring from his brow. His insides felt contorted like they were outside of his body. He could not stop vomiting. As death was surely looming in, another inmate offered him a hit from an unsterile needle. What choice did he have? To suffer through deathly opioid withdrawal or feel the euphoria of … Continue reading An argument for access to sterile injecting equipment in jail…
The hardest person on you is (you guessed it) YOU. I know as a mom of two little kids who need extra support for speech and language due to hearing loss and ASD And A wife of a man working odd hours and inconsistent schedules And A nurse in a leadership role leading her team … Continue reading Self Care
It's been a while since I've put my thoughts to paper. There is just so much happening in the world. The good, the bad and the ugly. I have moved away from my focused work on myself. I find myself skipping lunch breaks. Just working straight through them. It's a bigger effort to put my … Continue reading Ponderings of Holly…..
Every morning. Every evening. And every moment in between. You loved me. You needed me. As I needed you. Our daily snuggles. Your gentle kisses. Im just realizing just now, How I counted on those moments, To pull me through. The hard ache. The tough days. The moments I never knew. How much I needed … Continue reading Charlie
"I have discovered that at my core self there is a will to passion. I have been amazingly fortunate to have a job where the connection between my paid work and this will is very explicit. But when I stop doing my current work, I will not be exempt from the task of right action. … Continue reading Your core will.
About two months ago I realized I wasnt happy. I lived for others and (inadvertently) not for myself. My energy was exhausted on my kids, my clients, my responsibilities, my husband. I thought I did things for me but realisticly I was ticking off another "to do". I wasnt being intentional with my self care … Continue reading Savouring & Gratitude
Have you ever wondered the impact social media has on your mental wellbeing? Have you ever stopped to consider how dependent you are on facebook, instagram, snapchat or twitter? Im trying to learn to be still. In the moment. And ask myself the important questions: Why am I doing this blog? Why am I working … Continue reading Impact of social media.
I have been in a constant state of worry for three weeks now. And its not only the forever changes in policy surrounding COVID or the added nursing responsibilities. It is the worry I wont be able to manage the demands of my kids needs. I have their APSEA Teachers sending 95 page documents I … Continue reading As a nurse during a pandemic you would think I was worried about the unknown; however, I am worried about my kids.
Cloud dough. The kids and I made this today. Initially, I though to myself "what am I thinking this is just going to be a gigantic mess". Haha but we plowed on. It didnt feel like it was going to work. But it did. Cloud dough experiments. Tip: the mixture was initially super flakey. Keep … Continue reading A Momma Holly Review
Writing has always been an escape for me. It's tricky as a nurse because-- well confidentiality. I clearly can't publicize my entire internal dialogue --- but thought I would share the mom- guilt part of all of this I am experiencing. First I want to commend those who are staying home.. keeping our community safe.. … Continue reading COVID-19 journaling