Monday, November 11, 2019

Super Stocking Stuffer 2019 Giveaway Hop

It's getting to be that time of the year again when the snow is piling up and everyone starts to stress about family get-togethers and finding the perfect present for their loved ones 😂

So, I figured I'd join this AMAZING Giveaway Hop Hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island to remind you to take some time for yourself and relax a little!!

Educating Inmates Part 2

As I mentioned in Part 1 my of Educating Inmates series, in this Part 2, I will be going over some of the outrageously dangerous misconceptions I have heard from inmates concerning their medications, drug use and diagnoses and how I have educated them - as well as some interesting, random facts on popular meds, illegal drugs and homeopathic medical treatments that might surprise you!!  So grab some coffee and enjoy ☕

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Educating Inmates Part 1

One of the biggest and most disturbing things I have noticed during my career as a nurse is the complete lack of understanding from my patients on their medications, drug use and diagnoses.

Most of my patients do not know both the brand and generic name of their medications let alone how they work within their bodies, their possible side effects or how long the medication is supposed to work for.  They don't know how the illegal drugs they are using affect their body systems in the long run or even how they are made AND crazily enough, over half my patients have no idea what their actual diagnosis is that made them get prescribed their medications or what the diagnosis means for them!

Granted, a handful or more of my specific patients (inmates) are bullshitting the system to get their hands on prescriptions that they do not need (cough, cough drug seekers cough, cough) but even in these instances, most have no idea how the medication actually works within them.

Is this lack of education due to just not caring?, blind faith in the medical community or their dealer?, laziness of the medical professional whom prescribed the medication? or just straight up inability to comprehend the educational matter concerning the medications?  I am not completely sure what the absolute correct answer is but I believe it to be a little of ALL OF THE ABOVE.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Christmas Treasures Book Tour and Giveaway

Welcome to my fifth hosting for Silver Dagger Book Tours!! I'm so excited to be hosting for the Christmas Treasures Book Tour and Giveaway!!  This is an Anthology of Holiday Fiction written by some pretty amazing writers!!

Read all about them and these books below!!  Don't forget to enter the Giveaway at the bottom of this posting!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Simple Grounding Mental Health Exercise

Stress / Anxiety / Turmoil

With the upcoming holidays in mind I wanted to share with you one of the mental exercises I give to my inmates to help with keeping their emotions in check.  It's a quick and dirty start to helping gain control over your feelings of being overwhelmed and anxious.  

I've had very good feedback with it from those that have given it a fair try.  The best part is that this mental exercise can be used anywhere, at any time, for as many times as you need and the steps are easy to remember!

Used properly this exercise can help you to focus on the now and find some peace from everyday stressors.

Self care and reflection is an important daily ritual you should be doing... well, on the daily!!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Apex Coins / Amazon GC Giveaway

Apex is my ALL TIME FAVORITE PC game!!

I was turned onto the game after watching my son play it and have been hooked ever since!  You can play with family, friends or by yourself 👍  It is one of my 'guilty pleasures' - you know, when I'm supposed to be domesticating, but I just don't feel like doing the laundry or dishes for the millionth time.... 

Here is the Official Trailer for Season 3 of Apex Legends which opened on October 1, 2019

You can download it and play it for free on the PC here:

There are so many different things you can do in the game, it is NEVER the same and the "rounds" of game play are not very long.  You can play one whole game in about 15 to 20 minutes... if you can last that long without dying!!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

MixCups50 New Holiday Box Promotion!!

Mix Cups is doing a LIMITED EDITION Holiday Box in preparation for the holidays!!

Click the link to check it out!!! ⇶  MIXCUPS50 LIMITED EDITION DEAL

This box is only available from November 1st through the 15th
This is NOT a subscription - this is a one time purchase

There are 50 different cups in each box!!  That's an amazing amount of coffee!!!
It would easily cost over $700 to be able to try this many varieties by purchasing individual boxes!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Holidays and Inmates

*The above picture is an Amazon Affiliate link*

Around this time of the year, I start to get kites (a medical form from the inmates to nursing staff with any type of health concern) dealing with increased depression.  This is mainly due to the end of the year holidays coming up.  Jail is really not a fun place to be during any holiday but the end of the year holidays seem to be extra tough for most.

The CO's tend to get multiple calls concerning extra visitation scheduling and questions regarding what family and friends can do for the inmate for the holidays.

So I've decided to write up some ideas for family and friends to give to their loved ones whom are incarcerated 😎

I'm basing these suggestions off of my facility, which is a County Jail.  Make sure before you purchase or send anything to your friend or loved one you check with the facility that they are being housed at to ensure it will be able to be given to the inmate!!  This is very important as every facility has slightly different rules and regulations regarding what the inmate can and can't have, as well as limits on how many!

Some of the biggest things that inmates love to receive are personal letters, photos of friends and family, and monies for commissary items 😉 above and beyond that, here are my top 5 suggestions to send to your friend or loved one when they are incarcerated.

Monday, October 28, 2019

All of My Every Things Book Tour and Giveaway Stop

All Of My Every Things 
by L. Bachman
Genre: Poetry

Welcome to my fourth hosting for Silver Dagger Book Tours!! I'm VERY excited to be hosting for the All of My Every Things Book Tour and Giveaway!! I am absolutely in awe of poetry writers, their ability to take such complex emotions and write it out so the reader can literally feel them is truly amazing 💗  L. Bachman is a fantastic writer!!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Work Shenanigans!!

I absolutely LOVE my job, not only because of what I do but also because of my Co-Workers!!

(I would like to note that ALL of us take the job very seriously and know when it's OK to take a moment to play and when it's time to 'get down to business' as they say - I don't want anyone to think that we aren't doing our jobs keeping the public safe and the inmates healthy and contained 😉  My Correctional Officers and I have a symbiotic relationship when it comes to care for the inmates.  We respect each others positions and are able to work together to give the inmates the best, safest care possible.)

This post is not about nursing or safety though...

This post is about Shenanigans 😝