Nurse researchers: leading change & adding value.

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. As futurist and philosopher Alvin Toffler once wrote: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Times are changing and we must change in response to the changes. Let’s learn,…

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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…

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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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Let’s be great…together! ❤

This quote by Dr Martin Luther King resonates with me for a number of reasons. It’s the thought that “everybody can be great…” that is such a powerful and enlightening awakening. It goes, to some extent, against what some of us were led to believe were the prerequisites of attaining greatness. This is because it…

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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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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…

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A Grateful Heart❤️

I live each day of my life with a grateful heart. I try my best to see the blessings in the ‘disappointments’ and the lucky escapes in the last minute changes to plans which are often out of my control. ‘Bouncebackability’ is a trait that I am grateful to have been blessed with or is…

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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…

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