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  1. happy&healthy

    Is it really hard to find a job as LPN in WA?

    Avail (home health) agency, paying $16/hr for new lpn's, also pays $17/hr :uhoh21: for lpn's with 20+ yrs. experience
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    Health Insurance

    No insurance-plan is offered, nor do I want one from work. - As happy&healthy me, (only 'catastrophic'-help's appropriate), so I got 2 policies (less than $70monthly) from AFLAC - I recommend this company highly. Good day! :)
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    annual medical-Awareness calendar, anyone?

    bump. Will anyone help please.
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    annual medical-Awareness calendar, anyone?

    Hello, I am wondering might you know an Online-resource: listing an "annual calendar of medical-Awareness events". You know like: Mental-health awareness, or Healthy-heart awareness, things on this order. Thank you for any helpful suggestions you can offer... Cheerfulsong :)
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    First Day in Psychiatric Nursing Clinicals

    The problem with that approach is that most people who self-harm, can 'consciously only guess' as to why. And at least from my experience (having helped a number such sufferers transform themselves into people they much preferred better), not one single person did it for "blood, or restraining". Yes, and as the message lies, more often than not, 'hidden in their subconscious': do you know how to access it?, and respond with harmfree, positive suggestions? - for guiding the person in *transforming their life... :) healthily/happy as they want* Annie
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    nursing + exercise?

    Good for you!, re: "Exercise should be what you *enjoy* :wink2: doing" Today, my Figure-skating coach commented in my lesson: "Annie, where is your usual broad smile? (as I was over-analyzing a skill that I want (with the *same* level of competence/confidence as my coach, lol). She always puts things back into perspective: "it's not like we're gonna be on the Olympic-team, any time soon" LOL
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    Healthier Living Support - Part III

    hi tweety ~ had i known about this (what you wrote today): "i'm going to ask a mod to close this thread (part-2) and then delete it in a few days." - i would have spent my time choosing a different-thread to post my contributions in, re: *how to de-stress, and enjoy more closely the life of your finest dreams*. until i know a better thread to move my original post to, please excuse my (edited) re-posting here. some person/nurse may actually wanna give my helpful-ideas a go...! "hi wonka ~ we don't pay attention to: calories, this or that, and our family is healthy, active & slim. the way we achieve/maintain this is: first, we gratefully eat foods simply as god created them for us: organic-veggies (in chef-salads, or baked), and fruits (raw, or in smoothies), baked/grilled meats/fish, tea - and too, we also enjoy foods like avocadoes, sour cream, our homemade cheese-cake & fudge. yet, like i said, at 110 - i'm not challenged weight-wise, even at 55 yrs. chronologically. (well, truth be told, i'm 5.5 yrs. young l l ) - hey, whatever succeeds, eh? further, we do take a comprehensive mv-m, (and rarely abo's followed by acidophilus-bifidus replacement supplementations). but no other meds, of any kind. and of diseases, we remain free. imagine, you can expect it also, and your *mind* (beyond your brain) will create what you want, and pay attention to... yup, you can have your cake and eat it to too! you've probably figgered this out already, and it's true: (crime&accidents aside), what you choose to want & expect, your own mind will set-out to create as your *repeated/perpetual* reality... how often have you noticed this already also? [color=sienna]quote: originally posted by wonka welcome, cheerfulsong! i'd love to hear more about your skating! well tho i have not won any "*metal*-medals", (our skating friends think of my own story as remarkably inspirational) - *ice-skating* is wonderful !! exercise: i know of many skaters who (as adults) began out of concern for their spine, decreasing-flexibility, strength, balance & endurance - who not only re-gained their former abilities, but exceed them now - including more dependable bone-density, yeah! currently i am learning skills in all 4 basic-classes, that our private coach is helping me gain. (my coach was a *senior lady* in her day (you know, the kind you see on tv - at "nationals"). i surely appreciate & love her! might you be interested in knowing more, there's the 1. recreational-journey, with isi: http://www.skateisi.com/html/skprog/skprog_learn.cfm or the 2. competitive-track, with usfsa: http://www.usfigureskating.org/programs.asp?id=47 as you can see, both have a "basic-skills program" to get you going; as well, both offer competitions for those people interested in that fun. i'll be pleased to share with you, more! enjoy! annie "
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    What Is Your Ideal Job?

    the concept of "work" should be abolished, lol no really, how about just *enjoy :melody: living, having fun with all involved, and get paid for it too* (the gravel-road there was not exactly a 'free-way', lol - took 30-some years of more/less down-left awful jobs); but the one i've got payin' the bills now, is ok: * 3-miles, 6-lights & 9-minute commute. * the people are 'easy', meaning fewer neurotic personalities * hours are accomadatable * i can see our goals, in sight... plan on stayin' a year past "we have lift-off..." annie :flowersfo
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    Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO!

    Hi again Tweety ~ I thought "What is this person asking me about?" - only to realize I had made a minor "typo" in my post; sowwy! :imbar (That 'plus'-sign was supposed to have been a "%"-sign instead, reading like this: I'm a'wonderin - Are other nurses here at (all.nurses) who enjoy sharing *100% positive ideas* with each other, for encouraging each other in them - as simply I really enjoy being around more such folks... Makes good sense? Also, our Figure-skatin' is part of a dozen journeys, we engage passionately... We simply believe that in completely immersing/enjoying ourselves in FUN Win Win situations, we *honor & praise God* who created us just for such purposes... :welcome: Annie
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    Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO!

    Hi Tweety ~ oh sowwy, I thought I was sharing with fellow-nurses, not the "General-public". ~ And yes, I learned in Nursing-school in the 70's that I "must sell my soul" to work in this profession; so I understand what you mean. I shared with the best of intentions!, for people's finest, most optimal Well-being... & hope you realize this :) Annie
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    Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO!

    Hi Wonka ~ As I said above, we don't pay attention to: Calories, this or that, and our family is healthy, active & slim. The way we achieve/maintain this is: First, we gratefully eat foods simply as God created them for us: organic-veggies (in chef-salads, or baked), and fruits (raw, or in smoothies), baked/grilled meats/fish, tea - and too, we also enjoy foods like avocadoes, sour cream, our homemade cheese-cake & fudge. Yet, like I said, at 110 - I'm not challenged weight-wise, even at 55 yrs. chronologically. (Well, truth be told, I'm 5.5 yrs. young, L:DL) - Hey, don't laugh, whatever succeeds, eh? Further, we do take a comprehensive MV-M, and on occasion acidophilus; but no medications at all. And we decided skipping "going for Dr. check-ups" - and using that money, on activities more enjoyably meaningful for us like *Skating*! ~ (otoh, my 3 other siblings depend on doctors regularly - and they've got all the researched-diseases/pains warned about: diabetes, depression, heart dis-ease, fractures, panic-attacks, strokes, you-name-it). But we remain free. Imagine, you can expect it also, and your *mind* will create what you want, and pay attention to... Yup, you can have your cake and eat it to too :wink2: You've probably figgered this out already, and it's True: (crime&accidents aside), What you choose to want & expect, your own mind will set-out to create as your *repeated/perpetual* reality...have you noticed this already also? :) Well tho I have not won any "*Metal*-medals", (our skating friends think of my own story as remarkably inspirational) - *Ice-skating* is wonderful exercise (I know of many adult-skaters who began out of concern for their spine, decreasing-flexibility, strength, balance & endurance - who not only re-gained their former abilities, but exceed them now - including more dependable bone-density, Yeah! :hatparty: Currently I am learning skills in all 4 Basic-classes, that our private coach is helping me gain. (My coach was a *Senior lady* in her day (you know, the kind you see on TV - at "Nationals"). I surely appreciate & love her! :icon_hug: Might you be interested in knowing more, there's the 1. Recreational-journey, with ISI: http://www.skateisi.com/HTML/skprog/skprog_learn.cfm or the 2. Competitive-track, with USFSA: http://www.usfigureskating.org/Programs.asp?id=47 As you can see, both have a "Basic-skills program" to get you going; as well, both offer competitions for those people interested in that fun. I'll be pleased to share with you, more! :balloons: Enjoy! Annie
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    Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO!

    this is my 1st. post (here at all.nurses) in over a year, and i am still wondering *if*, or how, i'll ever fit in. for example, at 55: i am continuing my youthful-health, and can maintain my weight of 110 lbs. just fine, partly because as a passionate figure-skating student, we *share great :1luvu: dreams* of becoming *masterful :wink2: pair-skaters* - where every ounce/weight does affect your balance on the ice. so, i be good, l:dl also, i'm a'wonderin - are other nurses here at (all.nurses) who enjoy sharing *100+ positive ideas* with each other, for encouraging each other in them - as simply i really enjoy being around more such folks... thank you! :balloons:
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    Any Psychic Nurses?

    I am glad you found it helpful, Sis :), and like I offered above, I have more like truthful stories, especially how (in our "patient" clients) we can *each* inspire helpful HOPE... In the early 80's, there was a little boy born with respiratory challenges who needed a trach, and soon thereafter was placed on full life-support. This is how he existed for shy of the first 3 yrs. of his life, NEVER once leaving the children's research center he was born in. Learning-disabled and failing-to-thrive, he had few clues of childhood wonders beyond those walls. Fortunately for him, he did get to join in living with his family - with a complete entourage of ICU-trained nurses, to care for him day-in/day-out. But all of his Drs. said that "his lungs resemble a 91-yr.old man, they're too shot. So he can not live past about 2 months, at most". One nurse (aware of how many times this precious child had already 'coded', yet lived thru all of those trials) chose to perceive this differently, and encouraged his parents to exersize their Faith. Well they asked, "what can we do, and how can we help him best?" - and this nurse offered "How about you just allow him to BE, a little boy starting where he is now developmentally, and allow him to explore his world - simply as all babies do...AND us working his cares around him, for once will bless him with the opportunity to *Choose becoming as he wants*. What do you think of that?" - They agreed. The 2 months came, and went. And this kid was not only not "dying", he started thriving: smearing pudding, and play-dough in his hair, sucking on carrot-sticks, clamoring for more and more *yummy foods*, smiling more, laughing often especially when he would splash his bathwater all over the carpet, loved being rocked by his "moma" into melodic :Melody: peaceful slumber. Winter left, and Spring came. This nurse got a flower-box, and a bird-feeder, and all sorts of other wonders were luring his attention to the world beyond the window by his bed. And the day came, that he - gingerly - stepped outside the backdoor to have a "Look-see". :flowersfo Oh my! - progressively, the vent-tubing was elongated, then - stretched to the max. Then for GOOD reasons of fun of his own making, he started weaning away from that contraption. The day came that he was having a blast, ripping off flower-petals, and developing evermore :hatparty: . On and on, he grew - right into a man. Amazing, huh? Six other children, with similar *success- :balloons: stories*. Yes, this kind of "service" just makes your day :thankya: ... So, how about everyone else adding theirs, as well ! :icon_hug: Cheerfulsong
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    Expressing Anger May Protect Against Stroke And Heart Disease

    How about "Expressing negative emotions" as a 1st. step towards HEALTH, and then *Healing said emotions*. Might that 'double' a person's Quality-of-life. Agreed ?
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    Pro's/Cons of artificial feeding (for college essay)

    Hi Jaime, THANK YOU for being open-minded, enough to "accept and appreciate ALL opinions as valid and respected". And obviously evidently, individuals in "coma-state" are tragically mis-understood. Might you agree - 1. the *coma-person, her/him-self* deserves the "RIGHT of Choice" :) re living, or dying; and 2. NOT the physicians, family, and other unbelieving public opinions. One critical issue that people, who are FOR "withdrawal-of-support" are not considering, nearly adequately enough, is: "Eliminating someone else is good, I'm SURE that's what I would want - if I was in a coma state". Ah, but 99.9% of these people haven't ever been IN that state, so - they're not speaking from 1st-hand experience, are they. Continue carefully researching this issue Jaime, because as *open-minded* as you are, you might yet come to understand how, specifically, to help such people....... before some other public figure succeeds in preventing another's QUALITY-of-life. Learn being an *ardent Advocate-for-QUALITY-of-life.*. Such is noble, Jaime.
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