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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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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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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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3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3

  The 3rd and final quote in the 3 Day Quote Challenge is “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed” by Booker T. Washington. This quote speaks to me on so many levels. […]

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Lemons! What do we do with those lemons?

   Recent events in my personal life have led me to really think about the lemons that we all have to deal with in our lives from time to time. You know what I mean, don’t you? You know, the unexpected challenges, obstacles and difficulties that we face from time to time.  Well, when life […]

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