From Florence Nightingale to Today's Incredible Nurses
May 28, 2020
Hosted by Gord Riddell
It was 200 years ago this month, May 1820 that Florence Nightingale was born. She went on to be the pillar of today's modern medicine. She developed a style of nursing that would see schools in North America and Europe teaching the Nightingale nursing approach. But the biggest breakthrough came when she cleaned up the patients' environment as well as bathing them regularly. She observed that simple hygiene saw patients get better and the mortality rate dropped down, way down. She was the original - GO WASH YOUR HANDS! This one woman had an enormous impact on modern medicine. As this was international nurses day and we are in the middle of a pandemic, What better way to say Thank you! to all the nurses on the front line of this pandemic than to salute one of the most influential nurses who helped define modern medicine and modern patient care. With gratitude for your commitment, courage and compassion
Things Worth Considering
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This is a show about connections. Connections to your self, your spirit, your feelings and your story. We know one of the most powerful healing tools we have is our connections. Explore connecting to your intuition and those aha moments. Discover how we get in our own way and how we can overcome obstacles to move on. We will discover that how we think, what we believe, and our attitude defines how we experience our life. Fascinating is the idea that we shape our reality to what we believe it should be, in our minds. Connection to our families, our aging family members and becoming caregivers, not caretakers.
Reality of our self aging, not into senior citizens but embracing the archetypal Elder, the Wise One. Living the Spiritual idea of being of service but not feeling like someone’s servant. Moving forward, with our guests, we will connect to each other embracing the mysteries of life as we explore the many roads of the human journey and those will be things worth considering.
Stepping onto the road never travelled, and mostly terrified, Gord Riddell entered his lawyer’s office and, with one other founding member, signed the Transformational Arts College into being. It was 1988. Today Gord is a Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor in Toronto, a Spiritual Director and a member of Spiritual Directors International. Gord is a former columnist for Vitality magazine and serves as President and a faculty member of the Transformational Arts College. Gord learned to go with his intuition in opening a spiritual school in 1988. An international teacher he brings humour, storytelling, inclusiveness and a directness that his audiences embrace.