gonna go lay under the unit christmas tree cause i am a gift 💁🏻♀️🎁🎄
note: please do not actually sit or lay on the floor of a hospital! there are a lot of nasty germs on those floors and it is extremely unhygienic
I often get asked how I sustain the life that I live.🌈🌈
I own my own business, I track my food, I workout 5/7 days a week, and i also make time to do fun things.
I will share with you how my mind works and how a day looks for me:
on the 5 days a week that I hit the gym….
my workout is the first thing I figure out when it is fitting in. 🏋🏻♂️If i know i have a busy work day or have another commitment I usually plan it for around 5pm. If I feel like I need to get it over with I will go around noon. Really it is all over the place but it is on the top of my mind.
then comes my food🍩🥞🥔, I always have food prepped in the fridge, I use the handy dandy microwave for a lot of things, all my meals are cooked in less than 10 mins because I have built a rhythm, no talent just me knowing what I want and how to make it in the least amount of time so I don’t have to take time out of my day. I also do not eat anything I do not like. I can 100% say I enjoy everything I eat, I love my body and so therefore i want to ensure i fuel it properly.
I have a 1.4L water bottle that I take everywhere I go, I am legit known as the girl with the water. 💦I legit crave water because i have made it something I am constantly drinking. Water gives me the natural energy I always have, and probably part of the reason I am always glowing.
I also have a huge goal that is in my mind 24/7. I know that I need to grow to get to that place i will be ready to step on a stage. You just need to have a goal and make it sustainable.🔜🔜
I also do not allow negativity into my life. I don’t follow accounts that make me feel less superior. 🚫🚫
I choose my health and happiness over society. Im 20 and have been to a bar once in my life, it just isn’t my scene. I used to drink a lot in high school but it was just detrimental to me. Plus Im basically drunk off life 24/7 anyways.🤪
I love the challenge, I love the feeling of grinding, and i just love my life. Nothing but utter love tbh.✨🌟
So thats how i do it, I love it. When ya love something it isn’t really something you have to think about.
What is something you love???⬇️⬇️⬇️
Agradeço você por participar da Live com a @talita_barbi em pleno sábado “caloroso” (pelo menos aqui em SP). Tenho certeza de que você e mais 167 pessoas que estiveram no ao vivo tiveram a oportunidade de avançar de nível em sua carreira.
Você podia estar em diversos Happy Hours da vida por aí, afinal é sábado, mas você se comprometeu em estar aqui. E é exatamente por isso que eu honro e respeito você, afinal, os seus resultados dependem apenas de você mesmo.
Mais uma vez obrigado e fiquem ligados que muita coisa boa ainda vai rolar.
Hey y’all! Longish post ahead. I’m staring to realize life is truly about the little things. I’m the kind of person who focuses on the big picture or ultimate goal and constantly forget the importance of the little things along the way. At time it can feel like small accomplishments mean absolutely nothing when you look how far away you are from your goal. I was recently offered a seat for an internship after I finish my PCT training. I thought it was a big deal for a day but when I thought about the big picture it’s pretty insignificant. Last night I went down stairs and I saw the card from my grandma who thinks the offer is tops and it reminded me that the little things are important. A lot on instagram no one acknowledges the small steps, kinks, or bumps in the road. Majority of my timeline are nurses, medical professionals and students acting as if school and the process was easy, breezy beautiful. That may be true for some but in reality most of our journeys are not like that and we need to highlight that more. My journey so far has been nothing but imperfection and taking loads, I mean tons of detours on my road to becoming and RN. As my grandma said, all the bumps are for a better future ❤️
Hope everyone had an awesome day!
I failed to take a picture last night but this guy is a nursing school graduate!🎉
Dave worked SO hard the past 2 years. Our plan after I graduated was that I would work full-time so he could go to school full-time. But, there were other plans in store...Gracie came along and Dave stepped up to work full time while I was able to only work half-time and take care of our baby girl.
Between full-time school, a full-time job and an infant and wife at home, Dave was a busy guy to say the least. Not to mention his 4.0 nursing GPA🤩 I don’t know how he did it, but he did and we are SO proud.
He has accepted a job at the Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George and he is very excited to start a new career while working on a Bachelor and Masters degree.
Thank god the semester is over. All A’s and a B😕😬🤪. Interview with the County Hospital on Monday. Who starts a new year resolution in January? To be early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable! #getit#nursingstudent#education#finalsover
Feel me on this.
You are a priority.
Now I know what you are doing this fine Saturday ; your brainstorming parties, gifts, and maybe even shopping and trying to find the greatest Pinterest recipes for your holiday dinners!
I love it. I think it’s incredible all you do.
You work tirelessly to create the perfect Christmas.
But can I ask one thing: what are you doing for you??
What are you giving to yourself this Christmas?
How are you taking care of you?
Or is this just yet another Christmas you say you have to focus on giving to everyone else and make sure everyone else has the Christmas miracle and you’ll wait till after the holidays...
How did that go for you this year doing that last year?
Why do you insist on putting your health + happiness + dreams + goals on the back burner and watching everyone else go after it.
You are a badass woman and you were made for hard. You can do this with me! Instead of waiting till January 1st let’s do this now.
You + me let’s go after your health, let’s go after your dreams, let’s create a vision for 2019 and a plan to make it all happen!
You are incredible. You are amazing!
Let’s do it!
Now stop; don’t say you have to wait till after the holidays! Give this gift to yourself. Yes you are worth it! Now come on—- message me!
The last couple of months I have been away a decent amount. It’s nice to stay in NorCal this weekend and to be able to spend time with local friends. It’s the small things right? 🤗
-Somehow last night getting low key drinks with friends led to us dancing our hearts out at a club (midnight decision 🙈). I can’t remember the last time I went clubbing! 🤣👢
-Listened to my favorite basketball podcast (JJ Redick interviewed his new teammate @jimmybutler who I LOVE after the episode) on the drive to Oakland this morning.
-Caught up with friends over dim sum which is one of my favorite brunch food.
-Now sipping sangria and watching NBA games.
-Hopefully check out more of Oakland later.
And we still have all of Sunday left! I crave for weekends likes this, love being able to feel content, spontaneous and relaxed! #worklifebalance 🙏🏼
What are you up to this wknd? Hope it’s a great one! ❤️
I can’t believe it’s been a year since I completed nursing school. I have learned so much and met some amazing friends during past year.
I was just starting to feel a LITTLE bit comfortable as a new nurse then I started a new job this week. I feel like a new grad all over again. Lol
Nursing is an amazing career. I have throughly enjoyed everything that comes w/ it. 🎀👩🏽⚕️🏥💉💊
At my lowest point in training I, like so many others, felt the only way to save myself from the hole someone had kicked me into was to pull others down and use them as a ladder to climb out.
We can do better than this system of medical training which breaks you and subconsciously teaches you that breaking others is the only way to put yourself back together.
After years of immersion in the culture you begin to see the world as this alternate universe where you stop interpreting yourself or others as worthy of compassion because they fail to meet impossible standards.
I’m thankful that at some point I was able to identify the compassionate leaders around me. Leaders who showed me how to effectively function outside of a warped culture - how to pull myself outside the circle and stop causing harm to others simply because it had been done to me.
If you were a student or resident under me and I drug you down at any point in your training, I am so sorry. I hope you found those compassionate leaders earlier than I did and were able to avoid the circle of perpetuating that culture.
I wish I could say I had never contributed to it, but I am confident that I do not do so now. We all need to speak out about this.
We CAN move medicine to a collaborative culture which cultivates the next generation of compassionate doctors by teaching hard work, humanism, and self-care over unrealistic standards of perfection.
If you’ve experienced the culture, and even if you have contributed to it, you have the chance make it better. Feel free to share your story and tag me, I would love to read it. #doctorsdoingbetter
In response to the @humansofny med training post this week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's Strategic Saturday! Schedule a free networking call for next week! Click the link in the bio!
Let's discuss the mental stamina you need as a NP student, new graduate or mid career professional for 2019! It's all about a strategy to achieve your goals!
Tuesday-Friday: 11:00a.m.- 1:00p.m.
Pick a schedule by clicking the link in the bio!
I can not wait to speak with you! Your 2019 will be PHENOMENAL!😊
Do you find yourself googling what’s causing that burning sensation in your lower chest?
Heartburn is caused by acid reflux, which is a condition where stomach contents are forced back up into the esophagus. Acid is what causes the burning sensation in the chest. If you have heartburn more than 2x/week, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is important to talk to your provider if you suspect that you may have GERD. Constant damage to the esophagus can be long term consequences such as Barret’s esophagus.
Heartburn can be caused by a number of factors that increase the pressure in the stomach causing the esophageal sphincter (gate) to open. These can include alcohol, caffeine, medications, obesity or other medical conditions.
Heartburn can be minimized with lifestyle changes. It helps to wait at least 3 hours to go to sleep after you have eaten a heavy meal. It helps to eat smaller meals and one should avoid wearing tight fitting clothing.
Mild heartburn can be treated with antacids or over the counter H2 receptor antagonists (H2Ras). If the patient is not responsive, the therapy can be switched to an OTC or prescription strength PPI. The goal of these drugs is to reduce production of stomach acid.
Antacids work the fastest, but duration of relief is also the shortest. These include: Calcium Carbonate (Tums), Magnesium hydroxide, Sodium bicarbonate, etc.
H2RAs include famotidine (Pepcid), ranitidine (Zantac), nizatidine (Axid), and cimetidine (Tagamet). Long term use is associated with B12 deficiency. Cimetidine has many drug interactions and can cause gynecomastia and impotence.
PPIs include omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid), pantoprazole (Protonix). It is important to keep in mind that all PPIs are delayed release formulation and cannot be crushed or chewed; however, capsules can be opened and sprinkled on soft foods. There are some consequences of using PPIs as long-term therapy as it can lower magnesium and Vitamin B12 levels.
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For informational purposes only. Please consult your healthcare professional for any treatment advice or suggestions.
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“To bring for interviews” & giveaway!
I’ll be adding more posts about interviewing tips, but I wanted to do a quick post for those of you who have upcoming interviews and a giveaway for those who will be applying in upcoming cycles!
What to bring:
🔘 Plain purse/ briefcase
🔘 A way to take notes during the introduction period (a small notepad or notebook)
🔘 A snack for if you get hungry (granola bar, etc) (most schools provide snacks but not all)
🔘 Thank you cards (write a thank you right after so you don’t forget what you talked about!)
🔘 Excedrin/aspirin if you’re prone to headaches - the interview day is LONG
🔘 Breath mints/lotion... smelling nice is always a good first impression
🔲 Optional: copies of your research papers, a subtle watch, a sewing kit (if something tears), a change of shoes (flats for girls), extra pair of contacts, extra hair clip
••• I did bring all these optional things and I helped a girl fix a tear in her suit, and I changed from heels to flats for the walking tour and it was perfect •••
I want to give away some of the interview essentials to someone! The giveaway includes:
⭐️ Black purse perfect for interview
⭐️ Notepad and pens
⭐️ Bathbomb and face mask for the night before
⭐️ 5 Thank you cards
⭐️ Brand new adjustable wristology watch
⭐️ Pocket-size sewing kit
⭐️ Hand lotion and soap
⭐️ A laminated card with 10 great questions to ask your interviewers
1. Like this picture
2. Follow me!
3. Tag 2 friends who have an interview of any kind in the future
4. Add the second picture to your story for double entries and tag me in it so I see it!
I’ll choose a winner based on entries so more tags = more entries. Winner chosen on Tuesday 12/18 at 12 PM MST. Open to US and Canada residents only.
PS - you do not need a resume/copy of your application at all! I think it’s important to be prepared and you want this day to go smoothly - it makes all the difference for your acceptance ♠️
You guys know how much I constantly rave about TIScrubs! They were nice enough to work with me to give away a top from their new uncommon collection!
1. Follow @tiscrubs account
2. Follow my account
3. Comment below what you’re most excited for now that final season is ending and the holidays are upon us! Make sure to tag two friends in your comment who would love a top from TI!
4. BONUS: You’ll he added in twice if you repost this post on you’re IG story!! (Make sure to tag me so I see it) 💕
This winner will be announced on Friday December 21!! I hope you all are having an amazing break from school and enjoying the holidays with your loved ones. You absolutely deserve it!! Xoxo Sarah
Life update: Just graduated from Nursing School 👨🏽🎓💉 (Sorry for the repost for those who follow my personal account)
Just graduated from VCU to get my BSN. Learned a lot about myself in this journey.
I wasn’t your typical nursing student. My GPA coming into the program was significantly lower than my peers (got lucky enough just to get in). However, things changed when I realized that my peers were no different from me. I focused on my strengths, learned my weaknesses and told myself I was definitely capable of getting A’s on these exams like a lot of them did lol. Long story short, your mentality and self belief is all you really need. Once you believe in yourself, hold yourself accountable, put in the work, it all plays out. You’ll get the results.
Few takeaways*** (not in order)
1) Life is short.
2) You’ll always find time for the things important to you despite a busy schedule (i.e gym, family, etc.)
3) Everyone has their own problems. Stop complaining (specially about small things).
4) Surrounding yourself with people who make you better is crucial.
5) Learning your strengths and weaknesses are crucial in learning.
6) Mindset is everything. (Be confident, believe in yourself, do work and you’re set).
7) College forces you to do a lot of BS work that have nothing to do with your goals. (It’s just the way it is and it needs to change)
8) Take note of people who are doing it right and learn from them. Be humble.
9) Just chill out. It ain’t that serious. It’s all good lol