I must talk of the rubble that darkens the stones
Pablo Neruda


I started this blog in 2008, after my first year as a nurse in a big, busy intensive care unit, in an attempt to process my work. Almost a decade later, with a few more degrees, in a job that is far from the bedside, I now realize the importance of my original, albeit unknowing intent.

Health care providers of all types are expected to conquer things that few professionals ever face. Writing carries me through these things, and sharing my writing has helped to turn my oft-traumatic experiences into treasured and healing memories. I hope this collection of words encourages you to do the same.