Hi, my name is Rachel.

I am a nurse, a mom, a wife, a friend, a curious spirit on a grand adventure.

I write & draw about life. It helps me make sense of things.

My wish for you is that you continue.

Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness

Maya Angelou



If I were my own best friend

“If I were my own best friend” is a space to explore my ideas around caring.

Caring for myself, the way I would care for my closest friends.

Caring for others, particularly in the ways they want to be cared for.

Caring for my community, to make it a stronger and more inclusive place.

Caring for the world, because we only get one.

Nurse, a memoir

This is a subcategory within the blog. It is a space I use to remember and learn from many of my experiences in healthcare.

The stories are real for me but have been adapted to protect privacy. Consider them fictionalized reality.

In May of 2022 I self-published a book with the same title.

Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses. We must be learning all of our lives.

Florence Nightingale