New Beginnings.

It’s been an eventful year to say the least. It’s also crazy to think about the mental/emotional place I was this time last year and to see where I am today. Last year I was broke, riddled with anxiety and depression, and unsure of where I was going in life. Today I am confident, happy, and motivated to stay on the journey I have found myself on.  I have tried to live 2017  to the fullest- I mean this in every way possible. I experienced joy, love, adventure, and great blessings with my entire soul. Even in the most difficult…

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The Power of Empathy!

It’s not so much about sympathizing with people and making them feel better with things or with stories to please their ego. It’s about getting to the core of things with people. Connecting with them, feeling what they are feeling, relating to them and bringing no judgement into the situation at all. Next time you are the ear that listens, provide words that don’t fulfill an ego/mind story and see how much of a difference it makes for the other person.   Cheers, M    

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Things I’ve Realized Being a People Pleaser.

Over the past fews months i’ve come to a realization being a chronic people-pleaser. Although i’ve gotten a lot better in recent years, there’s always room for improvement. I decided to compile a list because i’m always looking for ways on how I can improve myself and learn from my mistakes. 1. I don’t know how to cut ties with anyone. I’ve always struggled with how to let go of all the toxic people in my life out of fear of hurting their feelings or making them hate me. However, I have made some drastic changes in who I keep in…

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To All My Fellow Healthcare Professionals.

Yesterday I moaned and complained about having to go to my Community Service Learning class (albeit it’s once a month) because I felt it was completely redundant and useless. No other nursing school starts placement in the community until second year, so why did we have to sit through this? Shouldn’t this just be inherent knowledge? I mean it’s pretty obvious we’re all caring, intuitive, and kind individuals going into a profession that is often taken for granted. The truth is, no one in nursing school, healthcare aide programs, or even medical school teaches you the skills of compassion or…

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Why do I want to be a nurse.

I’ve postponed writing this post for weeks, so much has happened and it’s taken me awhile to really sit down and focus. It’s taken me a while to compose my thoughts and orchestrate them into a post. I’ve honestly felt really lost the past few weeks with everything that’s been going on and it’s taken me a bit of time to feel grounded and motivated again. I wanted to write this in my first year of nursing to see how my views and attitude will change over the next three years and even after I enter the profession. I chose…

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Humble & Kind

One of my favourite songs at the moment. Some words I have always tried to live by. No matter how rough the waters get or how much things are getting to me, I will always try my best to be kind to those around me. Kindness goes a long way, people will remember the integrity you took to be kind in moments of darkness. I think this song could relate to most of us. Taking a moment to really listen to the lyrics you can take a lot out of the song. Compared to a lot of the music out…

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Changes.

I’m actually really excited for this new website layout. I feel like it looks much more professional, clean, and relaxing compared to my old layout. I also really like the logo in the top corner. I think as my blog continues to expand and gain more views I want to learn how to code, design my own layouts, and possibly move to an actual domain one day. Not now though, got way too much on my plate to learn, but any tips on where to start would be greatly appreciated if anyone has anything to share :). The picture i…

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Tips for International Students

For those of you planning to pursue your education goals away from home, congrats! It is a huge step to make and I know how daunting it can be to start off fresh in a new country. I am so grateful for the experience I had at King’s College London and I hope those starting off in the fall will also have am awesome experience. London is by far one of my favourite cities and I am so glad I took a leap of faith and took the opportunity I had to study at such a institution. I decided to…

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Interesting finds.

So today I found my old LiveJournal account and was creeping my old journal entries (set to private obviously), but wow has a lot changed since I first started writing. I think one of the things I found most exciting was the discovery of my bucket list from October 6, 2010. It made me excited to see how much I could technically cross off and what more I still need to do and see (and possibly eat).  Here’s the list below and under the list i’ll go point by point whether it was accomplished or not. 1. Go travel the…

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Step Forward.

I came across this story today while on my normal internet grind. The story of 13-year old Daniel Fitzpatrick , a young boy who took his own life because of being bullied. This story makes me sick, another young child helpless to the people who are supposed to be there to support him and protect him from this type of behaviour. The whole “it’s part of growing up” mentality is bullshit. The world is tough, no one said things are meant to always be peaches and roses, but let’s be honest here NO ONE should ever have to live a…

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