Musings

You won’t find God in a Hurricane

This hurricane season has been pretty brutal. Hurricane Harvey tumbled onto the shores of Houston with flooding, damage and homelessness in its wake. Monster Hurricane Irma barreled across the Caribbean and on into the southeastern American States–behind her a trail of devastation and destruction. There was an 8.3 earthquake off the coast of Mexico. Some… Continue reading You won’t find God in a Hurricane

Musings

Never, never ask why

I was preparing for my nursing boards the other day by doing practice questions. I don’t remember what the question asked, but the rationale indicated that asking "why" was nontherapeutic because it could come across to the patient as accusatory. More on that later. However, there is a lot to be learned about therapeutic communication… Continue reading Never, never ask why

Adventures, Musings

Grandma & Grandpa’s house

At the end of a little cul-de-sac nestled in a little jungle of plants in my grandparents’ home. How this was possible in the middle of the California dessert I do not know. In their tiny plot of land, they managed to plant a garden that resembles a miniature rainforest. There are orange trees, grapefruit… Continue reading Grandma & Grandpa’s house

Musings

3 Decision making pillars

We make choices every day. Most of them we make without thinking that much about them. Should I wear the green blouse or the white one? Should write a blog post or watch a YouTube video? Some of them are bigger. Where should I work? Should I take a Master’s degree? I hate making big… Continue reading 3 Decision making pillars

Adventures

A trip to Culebra, Puerto Rico

  Last Thanksgiving, a bunch of friends and I went on a trip to Culebra. It was a bit stressful being a poor student and trying to juggle costs, but was well worth it. The beach in Culebra is amazing. Definitely the highlight of my stay in Puerto Rico. Dining Food is really expensive in San… Continue reading A trip to Culebra, Puerto Rico