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Dancing in the Streets. Tell Us Where it Hurts. Play it Again, Sam.

There was “dancing in the streets” in Chicago at the National Nurses United Staff Nurse Assembly. O.K. So we looked a little silly in our Robin Hood hats. But 3,000 nurses and 2,000 of their closest friends got some attention for the Heal America Campaign .

And…whatever your political persuasion, we invite you to just check out an idea that might not be so crazy. Visit

And one of the highlights in Chicago…Anna Deavere Smith’s Tell Us Where It Hurts performance.

Tell Us is one of the most relevant current theatrical pieces and will hopefully be taken on the road across the country…Revealed in the dialog of the show is the courage of nurses in face of a system which places barriers on their ability to heal.”

–Kevin O’Donnell
Member of the American Theater Critics Association; New York Times Company Foundation-sponsored critic fellow

Read the whole review. This show is a must-see for all nurses (administrators and legislators).

While we were away in the beautiful city of Chicago… We asked those left behind to pick a great “rerun” and so…we are playing it again, Sam. We present…RN Greg Montes on mental health services cuts and Hal Isen on making your life a work of art.

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Coming up on Nurse Talk This Week…Shoulders. Expectations. Mental Health. More…

How is it possible that 50% of the Nurse Talk staff is “suffering” from shoulder injuries? We had to look into this a little further than just the pain, so we found whack job Clarissa Doolittle (on-line) “Body Part” Intuitive. Clarissa brings to the show her advice about what shoulder pain really means. Could it be burden??? She thinks they both need therapy—and not on their shoulders.

Greg Montes, an RN at the Contra Costa County (Northern California) jail for the past five years joins us. He cites an alarming trend. With more and more cuts in mental health services throughout the country—millions of Americans are going untreated. It is commonplace for the severely ill who suffer from conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder to enter the criminal justice system rather than mental health treatment facilities. In fact the number of Americans who receive mental health care in prisons and county jails has surpassed the number of those who receive services in hospitals or clinics.

How would you like to experience life as an ongoing, creative, unfolding “work of art? For over 40 years, Hal has been providing programs, courses and life coaching for individuals, groups and organizations in the areas of personal transformation. Hal’s Core Wisdom® programs (offered through Hal Isen & Associates) provide fundamental spiritual principles and practices that allow for the release of past limiting conditioning, fears, behaviors, and beliefs, and the discovery and recovery of one’s ability to respond naturally and creatively to each moment from one’s true nature… Read more>