It’s August, 2020. I’m so excited to start my first nursing job on a medical surgical floor at a small, rural hospital. My blue scrubs are freshly pressed, my badge is clipped to my neckline with my name in large black letters, and my stethoscope is hung joyously around my neck.

Seven months into the job and my badge is flipped around so that my name is not visible, and my stethoscope is stuffed into my pocket.

I’m a med surg nurse, and I get abused by my patients.

The first time a patient yelled at me, I told myself…

“I can’t afford to eat healthy.”

“Veganism is too expensive.”

“I can’t workout because I don’t have money for a gym membership.”

Have you heard or made these statements before? A lot of people think being healthy means spending absurd amounts of money every month on organic spiralized zucchini and fancy gym memberships. I’m here to tell you that that is simply not true.

My last two years have looked a little like this: $150 uniform, hundreds of dollars of textbooks, over 600 hours of unpaid clinical rotations, hospital parking fees, graduation fees, and finally…graduation! …

There’s nothing like turning on some music, spreading out some ingredients, and getting creative in the kitchen. It’s fun, it’s artistic, and it’s delicious. I don’t believe cooking should be a chore — it should be fun and relaxing! Here are a few of my favorite kitchen gadgets that take the hard work out of cooking so you can relax and enjoy the process.

Instant Pot

This handy multi-cooker can do it all. I use my Instant Pot all the time to cook rice, dried beans, potatoes, soups/stews, one-pot pasta dishes, and even soy yogurt. I love that I can throw all…

By: Laura Campbell

When we said “bring on the roaring 20’s,” I don’t think this is what anyone had in mind.

The streets are quiet, yet Americans are louder than ever. Healthcare workers are outraged at the ever-changing CDC recommendations — one recent amendment recommended that hospitals running low on N95 masks should ask nurses and doctors treating COVID-19 patients to use “bandanas or face cloths” instead. Parents are reaching their wits ends as they navigate homeschooling and working from home. …

Laura Campbell

PlantPure Nation

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