The Italian View

Travel blogging is my new pastime. It gives me great pleasure to share my experiences with my friends all over the world. One of my former high school teachers in Jamaica thanked me for sharing and said it felt like she was travelling with me. That's why I blog!!! To break down barriers and do … Continue reading The Italian View


The Italian connection #๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ˜Ž

It doesn't take long to understand why Rome is one of the top tourist destinations in the world! There's so much to see and do that it could feel overwhelming. Not for us, I hasten to add. We're well travelled and always do our best to take it in our stride - one trek at … Continue reading The Italian connection #๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ˜Ž

When in Rome…#TravelBlogging #R&R๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

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 … Continue reading When in Rome…#TravelBlogging #R&R๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

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

๏ปฟThis 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:๏ปฟ As I reflect on my nursing career as … Continue reading Life of uncertainty…the leadership challenge! (Diary of an unexpected nurse leader)

Positive Vibes!๐Ÿ’–โœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ (4th March 2016)

  The week that was has been a week to remember๐Ÿ˜Š. Things are progressing nicely on the PhD front and I work with some of the best teams that I've had the privilege to meet providing care for patients and their families. Yes, you guessed it, I'm feeling positive, optimistic and motivated for the future. … Continue reading Positive Vibes!๐Ÿ’–โœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ (4th March 2016)

Positive Vibes!๐Ÿ’–โœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ (27th Feb 2016)

    This week's activities have been varied, however my overwhelming reflections are  positive. It felt like I was making a real difference to as many people's lives as I could. It got me thinking about how we can 'add value' to others with our actions and choices in life. Anyone who knows me well knows … Continue reading Positive Vibes!๐Ÿ’–โœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ (27th Feb 2016)

Positive Vibes!๐Ÿ’–โœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ (21st Feb 2016)

  Just a brief post at the end of this half-term week to say that we should remember that life is not always going to go the way we plan or hope it will. However, we must keep positive in spite of, and more importantly during, those challenging moments. The real test of our character … Continue reading Positive Vibes!๐Ÿ’–โœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ (21st Feb 2016)

Positive Vibes!๐Ÿ’–โœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ (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 … Continue reading Positive Vibes!๐Ÿ’–โœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ (13th Feb 2016)

Positive Vibes!๐Ÿ’–โœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ (29.1.16)

Welcome to the second post in my weekly Positive Vibes feature. Here's the link to the first feature's post: Here's the tweet for the tweeters too๐Ÿ˜‰:  Thanks for the 'positive vibes' that you sent my way with your likes and comments last week. Your feedback really means a lot and I will continue … Continue reading Positive Vibes!๐Ÿ’–โœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ (29.1.16)

Positive Vibes๐Ÿ’–โœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ (24.1.16)

   Welcome! This is the first post in my new weekly blog feature which I have called Postive Vibes. It will be a weekly roundup of my thoughts and experiences of the week. Positive Vibes will comprise a variety of chillax music, gems, quotes and brief reflections on life in general. Each Positive Vibes post … Continue reading Positive Vibes๐Ÿ’–โœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ (24.1.16)