Diversity matters, Healthcare experiences, PhD student, Positive living!, Work study life balance

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.… Continue reading Hearing voices in the NHS: thoughts of a nurse researcher

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Compassionate living, Gratitude, PhD student, Positive living!, Work study life balance

My 2017 – first 2 weeks!

Two weeks into 2017 and it is already promising to be a good year. A year of greater self-awareness, self-belief, fun and inspiring others on their journeys. I've started as I mean to go on. Balancing life as a working mother and part-time PhD student among my many other roles is a real challenge. It's… Continue reading My 2017 – first 2 weeks!

Gratitude, Healthcare experiences, PhD student, Positive living!, Work study life balance

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

Compassionate living, Cultural competence, Diversity matters, Gratitude, Healthcare experiences, PhD student, Positive living!, Work study life balance

Thank you! 

This post is to mark the moment for myself and my readers. Thanks for being a part of my journey and for inspiring me to continue to inspire others especially on the days when it gets difficult. Hope you enjoy reading these two feature articles about my journey so far. They are intended to share… Continue reading Thank you! 

Healthcare experiences, PhD student, Work study life balance

Hunt mode 

It's official, I'm in hunt mode.  There are 38 days between today and the new chapter of my life. Yes, in 38 days, my secondment into operational healthcare management will come to an end and the 'prodigal daughter' will return to a nursing role. A review of my secondment: I have learned a lot since… Continue reading Hunt mode 

Compassionate living, Diversity matters, Gratitude, PhD student, Work study life balance

My Day at The Abbey

This has truly been a momentous week for me. On 11th May, I led the procession of the lamp as a Florence Nightingale Scholar at The Florence Nightingale Commemorative Service at Westminster Abbey, London. To say, I am proud, is an understatement. To say, I'm humbled, is understandable. To say, I feel like history has… Continue reading My Day at The Abbey

PhD student, Work study life balance

PhD Buzz🐝🤔💡

Welcome to the first edition of PhD Buzz!🐝🤔💡 As promised, it is my way of sharing periodically with my readers about my journey into doctoral research while working full time. It is intended to inspire and motivate others to pursue their academic goals too. Remember, I'm just an ordinary person aiming to achieve extraordinary goals… Continue reading PhD Buzz🐝🤔💡

Compassionate living, PhD student, Positive living!, Work study life balance

Balance is the key to life: Pursuit of work-study-life balance!

The pursuit of work-study-life balance can feel like a relentless battle with peaks and troughs of mixed emotions. Some days, I feel it is working while other days can feel like I'm trekking up Mount Everest. Still, like Maya Angelou so eloquently said, "I rise". I rise because I know it is worth doing. I… Continue reading Balance is the key to life: Pursuit of work-study-life balance!