Maya Angelou Inspires

So many people have inspired me the 4 decades that I have been here. People from afar and people near. But there’s one that stands out by a mile. She truly lived her life with passion, compassion, and so much style. Her name was Maya Angelou. Dr Maya Angelou, to put a handle on it….

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🎄Thank you! ❄️

Just a note to say thank you for being on this journey with me at The Human Touch Blog! There have been posts on a wide range of topics – all relating to daily life trying to balance work, study and life. On behalf of my family and close friends who have helped me through…

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Be courageous!

I never understood the importance of being courageous until a few years ago. I was going through a ‘rough patch’ and had to find the strength and motivation to carry on in the face of adversity. Looking back, I recognise that it was my courage that kept me going. While I’ve never been much of…

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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…

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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…

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Speaking and listening: so much more than words

One of my aims in life is is to be heard for what I passionately believe in which is that everyone adds value and brings something useful to the table. In achieving this aim, there are challenges to overcome. In the society and indeed the global village that we live in, what happens in one…

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Compassion is love in action! 

  On this Valentine’s Day, let’s take a moment to think about how we can capture the feelings of sharing quality time with the people we care about that it is generally associated with. How can we ensure that the legacy of this one day transcends all our relationships and not just the romanticised ones?…

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Positive Vibes!💖✍🏾👍 (13th Feb 2016)

   After last week’s celebratory Positive Vibes post, normality has been resumed and I’ve gone a bit quieter this week with a shorter post. It’s all good though…positivity reigns supreme! I trust you will identify with the messages of positivity in my post. It is my hope that it will facilitate your own reflections on…

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Self-Compassion

Originally posted on The Human Touch❤️✍🏾 by Nichole McIntosh:
Like many people at this time of the year, I’m on a ‘summer break’ from work and studies so just a few lines to share with you really briefly. The ‘break’ has really reminded me that, if your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.…

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Knowledgeably Compassionate!

   Sometimes, we share what’s in our hearts, other times it’s what’s in our heads.  Today, I choose to take a minute to implore you to have a heart full of love, with ears open to listen and hands willing to help. The most important asset is not a head full of knowledge. What’s the…

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Widening our Circle of Compassion

Day 4 of Blogging University has seen me step out of my comfort zone to try something different. It won’t surprise many who are in my ‘Twitterverse’ to see that I have enthusiastically grasped the new skill of embedding a tweet in a post! As a fully paid up member of the ‘life-long learning club’,…

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Self-Compassion

Like many people at this time of the year, I’m on a ‘summer break’ from work and studies so just a few lines to share with you really briefly. The ‘break’ has really reminded me that, if your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. There are many ways to show compassion and we…

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