How blogging gave me back my mojo! #100blogposts🎉 #2years

This is one of the shortest blogposts I will ever write. I guess it's true that quality trumps quantity. That's kinda ironic when I highlight that this post is in honour of my 100th blogpost! Yes, I'm celebrating 100 posts on my Human Touch ❤✍🏽 Blog. For anyone who joined my blog recently, here's a…

Mary Seacole Inspires Me!: Diary of a Nurse Leader. 

October is celebrated as Black History Month in the UK. For me, everyday is black history day because my life is a celebration of the legacy of so many who went before me. As we come to the end of the official month of activities, I take a moment to reflect on the lives and…

I’ll make a good nurse one day…#today😊

This is the next in the summer blog series of Reflections of a Trailblazer. Check out my blog The Human Touch ❤✍🏽 for the previous posts so you don't miss out on my journey. I've previously discussed my PhD journey and my career inspirations. This post will include the importance of using unpleasant life experiences…

Life of uncertainty…the leadership challenge! (Diary of an unexpected nurse leader)

This post is the second in a summer 'Reflections of a Trailblazer' blogpost series that will capture my thoughts on transformational leadership, nursing research, pursuing work-study-life balance, seizing opportunities and making a difference in the world.  The first post in this serious can be read here: http://wp.me/p5zWO2-tN As I reflect on my nursing career as…

Reflections of a Trailblazer …part 1: my research journey.

This post is the first in a summer 'Reflections of a Trailblazer' blogpost series that will capture my thoughts on transformational leadership, nursing research, pursuing work-study-life balance, seizing opportunities and making a difference in the world.  The series begins with a focus on my journey as a mature research student. Future posts will capture my…

Hearing voices in the NHS: thoughts of a nurse researcher

Are you hearing voices? Interesting question to ask yourself. No, I haven't lost the plot. Bear with ...😅 As a nurse leader in the NHS, I hear voices each day. Some more clearly than others.  I hear the voices of front line staff. (even if they are silent ) I hear the voices of patients.…

It’s less about how you start & more about how you finish. So finish like a boss! – My year in review.  

Updated & Reblogged Post!!! Still reflecting and looking forward to 2017. This review of my 2016 is to capture the essence of a year that, in my opinion, has defied the odds! My 2016 has been a roller coaster of a ride of fantastic highs and painful lows. Those of you who've stuck it out…

Great Expectations! 

A month into my new role as Head of Nursing of Specialist Medicine and Support Services, I'm excited! I'm excited because I have been given this amazing opportunity to inspire and lead a team of nurses in delivering first class care and first class patient experience. I'm excited because there are many challenges that will…