A Time to Heal - page 2

by VivaLasViejas Guide

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As hard as it is to admit even now---two months after my career crashed and burned in a rather spectacular flameout that my former co-workers are reportedly still talking about---there's something to be said about the experience... Read More


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    A post worthy for newbies, and the seasoned, and for those who want to enter into the realm of nursing-we have to take care and be gentle to ourselves. I, too, have to remind myself as well...your post was touching and right on time. Thanks Viva!
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    great article! Sounds like you are on target.
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    You're beautiful.
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    Your ability to write from a brutally honest standpoint is both fascinating and gut wrenching. My best to you always. Peace!
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    Thought-provoking and valuable... thank you.
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    This is what spiritual recovery looks like. I wish this could be written in the sky.
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    Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to earn a living and could really direct our lives the way we know is best?
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    Thank you for articulating these important lessons so beautifully. I wish I had understood them when I was much younger, it would have prevented a few of my own crash and burns. I was lucky in some respects, my working "family" was supportive and so my career wasn't ruined. After over 35 years I am now disabled from MS (only dx'd a few years ago) and although I miss my friends I have realized my whole being isn't defined as a nurse...
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    Perhaps Marla it is now time to do spiritual care instead of nursing care. Not just of yourself but to others. Perhaps this entire change in your health, your career, your overall life is a call to travel a new pathway. My opinion is you should discuss the current situation and the stuff leading up to the meltdown in your nursing career with your spiritual counselor and see if perhaps you have indeed been called to help others through ministry. Heaven knows us strong willed gals can be pretty hard to get through to at times. (I include myself in this category.)
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    Quote from txredheadnurse
    Perhaps Marla it is now time to do spiritual care instead of nursing care. Not just of yourself but to others. Perhaps this entire change in your health, your career, your overall life is a call to travel a new pathway. My opinion is you should discuss the current situation and the stuff leading up to the meltdown in your nursing career with your spiritual counselor and see if perhaps you have indeed been called to help others through ministry. Heaven knows us strong willed gals can be pretty hard to get through to at times. (I include myself in this category.)
    You know, it's interesting that you've mentioned this. A few months ago, I was considering asking my parish priest about starting a mental health group for church members who might not be comfortable discussing their issues with other parishioners, or even know how to access help. Then I got sick and the idea went on to the back burner. Hmmm......my schedule is pretty wild and wacky right now and it'll be a while before I settle into a shift and a routine, but maybe down the road a bit (if I can remain stable) I could approach Father and see what he thinks. Great thought, and thank you txredhead!
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