[attended TEDxPhilly 2011] i think too much. always been my greatest gift and my worst. i love people, all people. i think having an open mind and open heart will open the world to you. i believe in being who you are and embracing what is challenging in life. i believe in being wrong. i believe in learning from those times. i believe in acknowledging that for the same reason you are you, there are people who are not. people wrong you, making their life negative but it does not need to make your life go that direction. finding the answer to a problem starts with knowing there is always a way. it may or may not be the way you wanted but it's a way and you can learn to make the most of it. if you can laugh when strangers are short, rude, bad drivers ect. if you can laugh not at them but laugh and acknowledge a time you felt like that and adjust your manner to the way that would have lifted your spirits, you too will feel lifted. happiness is contagious and we all need a little encouragement once in a while. i do not believe in pity. it is unproductive. i believe i am the same as anybody else. understanding if someone does something i do not believe in, it is not my life, it's theirs therefore i can not place judgement & wouldn't. i am no better because as it is, life is relative. i believe in people. i believe in music. i believe in laughter dancing smiling and being.
Areas of Expertise
Nurse Advocacy, Engaging people in my community, Encouraging curiousity
An idea worth spreading
When everything has been discovered. Every road travelled. Every word written. Every note played. Every voice spoken. How can we strive for more without experiencing the discoveries, walking the roads, reading the words, hearing the music, challenging the sentences. How can we know without trying everything.
I'm passionate about
learning, engaging every human being to be more aware of themselves and perhaps influencing them into making changes towards a happier life. I believe wellness is the only way to view illness.
Talk to me about
State of education, raising children, how people respond to illness; what motivates people, engages them. Living a balanced life, how the mind works, medicine, the state of the health in the US
People don't know I'm good at
Sewing & DIY projects (ok maybe not good but I love tinkering)
My TED story
I needed to expand my capacity to change, to produce change... i walked into the bookstore and what i saw were a million books by people who don't know what they are doing here but they knew if someone could read the lines between. someone could feel the reason to believe... we could come together [the universal language of the world speaks between the lines and under the fonts]