WHAT THE HECK!  Here’s For a Moment for Self Promotion…

WHAT THE HECK! Here’s For a Moment for Self Promotion…

In case you’ve just found this website, my name is Ruth, RN.  I graduated from nursing school in 1993.   Yes… long time ago, but seems like yesterday.  ICU nursing was my passion for a couple of decades while another light was growing in my chest.  I watered this passion, daily.  I took it to(…)

MAD & MEAT-LESS MONDAY:  WHERE IS THE BEEF?

MAD & MEAT-LESS MONDAY: WHERE IS THE BEEF?

“Where is the beef!?” Remember that old Wendy’s commercial which became a catchphrase slogan in 1984–the year my parents flew (no “banana boat” baby) me and my siblings to the USA?  For those of you who can remember that far back in history, it was kinda funny wasn’t it? So never mind the beef (or(…)

Head Above the Wave

Head Above the Wave

I ran 7.11 miles this morning on Fort Lauderdale Las Olas beach.  By the 7th mile I felt myself going under.  I was experiencing what runners call “the wall (ran out of energy),” and I felt myself going below the wave.  On land. Of course I was guilty of many things.  For one, I had(…)

Burst Open The Prison Doors

Burst Open The Prison Doors

Why do you stay in prison When the door is so wide open?” ― Rumi, The Essential Rumi It has been a sad week for many because of Robin Williams passing.  I Hate to see a brother end life because things were unbearable.  No one knows the contract we make with life in the darkness(…)

Gangster of Love!

Gangster of Love!

“Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.”   ~~Rumi, The Essential Rumi~~ Gangster of Love.  “It’s such a fine, fine line.”  This song by the 70′s band Talking Heads is torturing my mind.  But in a good way.  It really rocked(…)

Breathing Through Holes

Breathing Through Holes

The breath you just now drew in your lungs is keeping you in land of the living.  And if you’re a singer, you learn to breathe from the gut–just a figure of speech.  Breathe in, breathe out.  Observe how each inhalation (oxygen enters body) turns into an exhalation (Carbon Dioxide exits).  Be aware of your(…)

Okay, Pause.  Now Reset!

Okay, Pause. Now Reset!

On this Saturday I like to pause to contemplate my blessings. And they are too many to list, but among the top are family and friends who are there for me, and even the ones who don’t give a damn–I’m just glad to be among the land of the living, loving, and breathing… Days like(…)