Resilience: Harnessing the Power of Humor “While you were laughing your whole brain was engaged. Your brain generated a whole cascade of neurotransmitters. Laughter has the power to heal. If we had you wired for brain activity, we’d see a flood of gamma waves. If […]
Well, Casey and Shayne share a few stories. Casey tells a story about an elderly woman’s escape from an assisted living facility. A World War II Vet—this sweet 89-year-old woman managed to slip by the door attendants, walk down a hill to the parking lot, HOTWIRE a car and….Click through to the blog post to read more…
This week we give a salute to the Massachusetts Nurses Association. We are joined by RN and President of Mass. Nurses Association, Donna Kelly Williams. Donna speaks about the recent victories the nurses have had with respect to keeping Taunton State Hospital opened and witnessing the signing of legislation to make mandatory overtime illegal. She also finds a way to slip in a little about the Red Sox.
And–What’s So Funny about Diabetes? Well of course nothing—but there can be humor in the circumstances. RN, motivational speaker and author Karyn Buxman joins us to talk about the healing power of laughter and her new book series “What’s So Funny About…” The first edition of “What’s So Funny” is about the challenges of diabetes. We’ll visit with Karyn about her busy world and why she trusts the power of humor as a potent healing tool.
RN Donna Kelly Williams on Mass Victories and RN Karyn Buxman on What’s So Funny About Diabetes | Show 457
Well, Casey and Shayne share a few stories. Casey tells a story about an elderly woman’s escape from an assisted living facility. A World War II Vet–this sweet 89-year-old woman managed to slip by the door attendants, walk down a hill to the parking lot, […]
Dan and Casey say they have really made an effort to stay away from the presidential primary but sometimes it’s hard. Roll clips of two presidential hopefuls with one having more hope than the other! We’re just sayin’—one of these men might need to look into “anger management.” Just sayin’. Check it out…on the show this week.
AND we talk with Rob Horgan. Rob is a recruiter for the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions. Rob joins Casey and Dan in studio (true) to share about the Master’s of Nursing Program USF offers at their Santa Rosa, California campus.
And as the assault on public healthcare workers continues—things are heating up in Fresno, California with major cuts proposed by that county’s Board of Supervisors. RN Mary Morrison joins us to talk about the proposed cuts and how they’re potentially devastating impact on yet another community.
And later we’ll visit with one of our favorite people Karyn Buxman RN, MSN. Karyn is a humorist who really does employ humor in the healing process. She’s here this week to talk about her new book “What’s So Funny About Diabetes.”
I’m super excited to tell you that my latest book, What’s So Funny About Diabetes? A Creative Approach to Coping With Your Disease is now available! What’s so funny about diabetes? Maybe nothing. Then again, maybe everything. Especially if you understand the premise that so […]
How long does it take before you feel like you’re a “real” nurse? Orientation may be long behind you, yet you’re still not 100% confident in everything you’re doing. We seem to be missing that official rite of passage or seminal event that allows us […]
“Oh my there is so much happening in the news these days Dan,” says Casey. Dan responds with “lets see if we can RAP IT ALL UP Casey.” Well, you have to check it out..they do indeed RAP IT UP. Obamacare, don’t you dare,touch my […]
Nurse Talk traveled to Disneyland for the AATH (Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor) 2010 Conference. The conference tag this year was “Biology of Hope/Healing Power of the Human Spirit”. This was the first conference I have ever been to where I didn’t have to make excuses for our crew’s irreverent and inappropriate behavior—in fact all of this is encouraged! READ MORE