Check out my YouTube channel!

I am uploading videos on a semi-regular basis of things that I am interested in…mostly birds and plants as there is no shortage of those beauties in and around my home! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC02Me1IbQLbxO_nLmFjfbXw Feel free to leave comments and any suggestions if there is something you would like for me to explore or investigate, I’m always […]

Language

It’s no secret: I love culture.  And I love the vehicle of culture, the vessel by which it is transmitted: language. Learning other languages, such as Brazilian portugûes and español have really helped to broaden my view of the world.  It is such a gift to be able to communicate with people from other cultures […]

Mimosa (not the brunch beverage)

I first became acquainted with the non-alcoholic meaning of the word when I was bautizado (baptized) “Mimosa” by Mestre Samurai, my Capoeira instructor.  Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian dance-martial art performed to music that was developed by African slaves brought to Brazil, allowing them to practice martial arts, self-defense, and all-around body toning and flexibility right […]

Hope

In lieu of the week’s presidential election results, I would like to offer a sentiment which I have been working diligently all week to cultivate: Hope. I am hopeful for the people of my country and the world in which I live.  I am hopeful that beautiful, peaceful ideas of acceptance of each others’ differences […]

Thank a Nurse!

I recently reflected that I have officially been licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) for 7 years.  Holy crap.  I can’t believe I survived that long in the nursing profession and am STILL in it!! Nursing is TOUGH work.  I mean, grueling, thankless, depressing, exhausting.  However, it is also highly rewarding, self-revealing and amazing.  I have […]