"Pray, to have eyes that are quick to assess, but never judge; to have a mind that thinks clearly, anticipating danger; to have a heart that understands the vulnerability of patients, but awareness of those who attempt coercion; the mindfulness to listen, more than speaking; the strength to carry on through eternal self doubt; to maintain humor, when nothing seems to make sense; the objectivity & reserve to put aside any personal conflicts, and concentrate on the task at hand; the willingness to admit errors, and the courage it takes to learn from them; to have a soul, one that reflects well on the day’s events - mindful of mistakes, and honesty in what can be improved upon. Pray, to have wisdom and resolve to do what is right, even if others do not agree, and the fierce fire to begin again tomorrow with a little resilience, when things go wrong."

A Nurse’s Prayer (via dancingnurse-ed)
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nightdutynurse:

mydaywasworsethanyours:

Time for the MYDAYWASWORSETHANYOURS GIVEAWAY!

To followers who want to participate: all you have to do is reblog this post sometime by July 20th. Seven winners will each receive 2 badge reels (one for you and one for a friend…or 2 for you)…I’ll start announcing the winners after the 20th. If you win- all you’ll have to do is message me the address where I can send the badge reels. 

Good luck and remember- this is my first crafty attempt with badge reel decorating. :)

How pretty, I love them!

nightdutynurse:

mydaywasworsethanyours:

Time for the MYDAYWASWORSETHANYOURS GIVEAWAY!

To followers who want to participate: all you have to do is reblog this post sometime by July 20th. Seven winners will each receive 2 badge reels (one for you and one for a friend…or 2 for you)…I’ll start announcing the winners after the 20th. If you win- all you’ll have to do is message me the address where I can send the badge reels.

Good luck and remember- this is my first crafty attempt with badge reel decorating. :)

How pretty, I love them!

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@2 months ago with 186 notes

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@3 months ago with 139739 notes
misterwooff:

Labrador Pup by bo foto on Flickr.
@3 months ago with 6888 notes

"What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference. You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome."

Robin Williams, Patch Adams (via 34thandnow)

This was the scene in the movie that finally convinced me to put on my big-boy pants and try my actual best to become a doctor.

RIP, Mr. Williams.

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I think about the last line of this quote a lot.

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@1 month ago with 1049 notes

"I think that when you have a connection with someone it never really goes away. You snap back to being important to each other because you are."

Alex Vause, Orange Is The New Black. (via t4citurna)

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newyorker:

Maria Konnikova on how music makes us feel better: http://nyr.kr/15WHE7k

“Music with a four-four tempo, which corresponds closely to a normal heart rate, can help regulate heart rate, circulation, and breathing. Lyrical melodies and rhythms of about sixty to eighty beats a minute, which is common to much classical music and bird song, can stimulate relaxation and alpha brain waves, a type of pattern associated with wakeful relaxation.”

Photograph: Elleringmann/Laif/Redux.

newyorker:

Maria Konnikova on how music makes us feel better: http://nyr.kr/15WHE7k

“Music with a four-four tempo, which corresponds closely to a normal heart rate, can help regulate heart rate, circulation, and breathing. Lyrical melodies and rhythms of about sixty to eighty beats a minute, which is common to much classical music and bird song, can stimulate relaxation and alpha brain waves, a type of pattern associated with wakeful relaxation.”

Photograph: Elleringmann/Laif/Redux.

(Source: newyorker.com, via dancingnurse-ed)

@3 months ago with 14335 notes