When in Rome…#TravelBlogging #R&R😎🇮🇹

I was reminded today by a friend that when you work hard, it's important to play harder. It's been a whirlwind of a year for me professionally already and in terms of balancing work, study and life, my report card currently states, "Nichole is trying her best and still has room for improvement!" :-)With this…

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…

Compassion and courage: the leadership challenge!

In a world in which it can feel that everyone is watching out for number 1, it is humbling to see humanity in action. Witnessing compassion, selflessness and other altruistic behaviour in my daily life brings joy to my heart and renews my faith in humanity.  Someone once told me that it takes courage to…

Jamaica Road Trip! The return leg! #TravelBlogger #StunningViews🇯🇲😎👍🏽❤

Representing Team Jamaica 🇯🇲. Sharing the return leg of my road trip.  #Stunning #Epic #Beautiful #PreciousMemories 🇯🇲😎🍧❤  When will you visit Jamaica to see these views for yourself?!  We would really love to see you and show you around ❤💛💚 Please like, comment and share! 🇯🇲

Touring your country! When Jamaicans abroad return to yaad! ❤💛💚🇯🇲😎🍧

Just under a week to go on our Jamaica 🇯🇲 voyage. We're having a great time as these pics show! The last 48 hours have been simultaneously hectic yet relaxing. The 28 degrees celcius heat is not for the faint hearted either.  The main event was my dad's 70th birthday party last night. It was…

And we’re off! 🇱🇷—>

Our mini break in New York was absolutely amazing! All good things must come to an end though. There's so much left to see and do that we've agreed that we will have to return!😊 I even caught up with my old high school friend, Kareen who I haven't seen for over 20 years!😊 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽…