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  1. WildcatFanRN

    Pagan or Wiccan nurses?

    Well, we are all still here so I guess the world didn't end LOL Back to Beltain. I honestly didn't do anything except read class work for pre-assignments that were due. I swear this accellerated program is going to kick my but. I have a quiz that's take home simply because of the 12 questions we get to pick 4 of them and write our response in essay form. I hope to start meditating again, or continue to knit as a way to relax. I'm bringing some of my beliefs into my classwork. Researching Complimentary and Alternative Medicine in Pediatrics for my Evidence Based Practice class.
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    Pagan or Wiccan nurses?

    The OP shouldn't have to change the title of the thread, it's plain as day in her first post. No where did it say "asking for debate of differing religions". No where did the OP state, anywhere that I could see, anything other than asking other "pagan/wiccan" nurses to share their experiences. Notice the term "pagan/wiccan"? You will not see someone of a differing faith go onto a predominately Christian thread and start debating the merits, veracity, worthiness of their beliefs. And for the record, being Pagan or Wiccan and "out" about it can very well cost you your job in certain areas of this country as well as threats of bodily harm. So, I find it refreshing to see that their are indeed more than a few nurses out there who believe some of the same things I do. It's nice to be able to ask "well, how did you handle this when you faced it" kind of questions. It has everything to do with nursing and how we cope with everyday issues that most take for granted. Ever be Pagan and work in a Catholic Hospital? It's ok for others to celebrate the beliefs at work, but not for us. That's the point of this thread. Not to debate, not to evalgelize. Just a safe place for nurses of like belief to vent, share stories, brainstorm, and SUPPORT one another. We shouldn't need to go to a seperate web site to do that as was suggested in a previous post. Yes, this is a nursing forum....guess what? WE ARE NURSES!!! just my :twocents:
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    Pagan or Wiccan nurses?

    You would think it would, but I have learned that it doesn't always. It wouldn't hurt to ask though would it? I have seen this happen to a few threads I've been following lately. It's really sad and the people who take things off topic get offended when people get offended by what they are posting who then try to get things back on topic. Probably the reason this thread went dead.
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    Pagan or Wiccan nurses?

    Why is it that whenever a thread to support fellow Pagans and show that one is not alone in their beliefs it always turns into a religion debate between those that are Pagan and those that are not? I guess it's too much to ask to allow a thread for support and camraderie to remain just that. Honestly, why can't people read the darn topic and ask themselves this question: "does this thread actually have anything to do with me?" or even this one "can I participate in the thread without seeming to antagonize those not of my personal belief system?" or even better "I'm not Pagan or Wiccan, can I participate in a support thread for those who are without prostatlyzing or seeming too eager to spread my truth even though no one on this particular thread wants to hear my message?" Sorry, but I'm getting tired of seeing good supportive threads go so off track even though I'm not a moderator. Getting back to the original point of this thread. How was everyone's Beltain, if you celebrate that sabbat?
  5. WildcatFanRN

    The Vegetarian Thread

    It's sitting in the fridge waiting for me to try it. My mom had surgery on Wed and I've been running around going back and forth to the hospital, home, to cook, clena, etc, back to hospital, help hubby deal with mom's foster kids, etc. Haven't had time to really think. Mom isn't having an easy time of it after this surgery and I'm honestly getting frazzled.
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    The Vegetarian Thread

    Well, I'm going to bite the bullet and get some extra firm tofu tomorrow. I'm going to try to make a stir fry for lunch, or in my case a saute as I don't have a wok. Yes....I'm going to try it. Can't say if I like it until I try it right? Can you make a dip from the soft tofu? What do you do with it? I'm going to try a dip recipe I got off of weightwatchers.com using plain greek yogurt, dill, and garlic. Next week I'm going to the Asian market and get some kim chee and other things. Yeah, my little town actually has an Asian market. We even now have a fresh seafood market that actually sells fish from American waters. Nothing ticks me off more than to get shrimp and see on the bag what country it's from. I like to know where my fish comes from. As far as stir fry's go, I don't really like carrots and every stir fry mix has baby carrots. I guess I need to attempt to get the veggies I want to try and make my own. Has anyone tried kholrabi?
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    The Vegetarian Thread

    Ok for two nights now I've had salad for dinner. I found a mixed salad of herbs and salad greens. I topped it with dried cranberries and blueberries, salad topper (with cruchies), grilled chicken (sorry guys), with greek yogurt/feta dressing. Oh, I almost forgot lots of cherry tomatoes :yeah: I got to say, I love that new salad dressing. It's almost like blue cheese dressing without the added fat. Mom asked me why I was putting so much "stuff" on my salad? I like texture in my salads. As for trying tofu for the first time, what do you guys recommend?
  8. WildcatFanRN

    The Vegetarian Thread

    Thanks for the advice and recipes :D Tonight I'm going to have a salad for dinner :eek: I found a greek yogurt and feta salad dressing I want to try. I discovered greek yogurt a few months ago and LOVE it. I like chobani brand better than Dannon. Tweety---I'll have to try that stir fry, I haven't really tried tofu. Stir fries period are good, which is why I like bibimbap. I'm on weight watchers and most all fruits and veggies are 0 points. Granted they don't want you to just load up on them, but the 0 points engourages you to try new ones and eat more of them. If the scale is correct I've lost 10lbs :yeah: and want to keep it going. I'm also wanting to set a good example for my baby girl who so far loves her veggies (as much as anyone can love pureed peas LOL). We at home end up eating the same vegetables over and over...brussels sprouts, green beans, corn, lettuce. Gets boring. My baby gets a bigger variety than we do LOL. I'll let you guys know how it goes adding a vegetable to each meal.
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    The Vegetarian Thread

    I really don't eat a lot of meat, except for chicken and pork, some beef. I really need to add more veggies to my diet and less red meat even though I'm anemic. Iron supplements don't do my tummy any good. How do I increase my fruit and veggie intake when I've been very bad at eating them. Heck I can't really do dairy anymore except for ice cream and cheese and that's only sometimes as I'm lactose intolerant and am sans gallbladder. I discovered a really nice dish, bi bim bap at a local Korean place. Very little meat, but choc full of bean sprouts, pickled radishes, and lots of other veggies over rice. When I say very little meat, I really mean very little. You really have to look to find it once everything is mixed up. Of course the side of kim chee is a bonus. I really want to eat more veggies, fruits, etc. Any ideas? Honestly I feel like I'm having to re-train myself to eat the way your taught in school, remember the food pyramid? Lots of fruits, veggies, grains, moderate to little meat, low fat, low or no salt. I also need to figure out how to eat a salad without lots of creamy dressing on it for the same reason I have trouble with milk and fatty foods. Tweety, thanks to you I definately would love to support my local farmers where you actually can go see where you get your groceries from. I love the farmer's market and the by local concept. I just wish we could go back to honoring where your food came from. back to reading this facinating and informative thread.....
  10. WildcatFanRN

    Knitting Anyone?

    The version of it I have is a knifty knitter. It's a "knittting" loom. You wrap the yarn around posts and then lift off certain loops with a hook. Not as wrist intensive as actual knitting, but I did make a nice hat in garter stich using a round loom. I made a scarf on a rectangle loom though the wrapping on it is more like a figure eight. Good thing about the looms are if your wrists do end up bothering you, you can put the whole thing down and not accidentally drop a stitch or a needle. From what I've felt when using them, they reaaly don't seem to bother my wrists or hands as much and I don't have carpel tunnel. I knit with needles for awhile and my hands and wrists hurt (probably from holding everything too tight as I'm still learning :D) Here are some sites: Provo Craft a video on using one of the looms :yeah: Authentic Knitting board - Adjustable Knitting Boards, patterns, dvds, rug yarn and videos The original knitting board. Hope this helps.
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    Knitting Anyone?

    I LOVE ravelry.com :yeah:
  12. WildcatFanRN

    Finally re-joined Weight Watchers Online :-)

    Oooohhh I think I'll try that dip recipe :D I lost 5lbs wheee!!!
  13. WildcatFanRN

    Knitting Anyone?

    BCgrad, have you tried using a knitting board?
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    Finally re-joined Weight Watchers Online :-)

    I really need to get better at eating frutis and especially veggies. I guess that's one of the reason they've been changed to 0 points in most cases. I need to eat more lean red meat due to low iron. I'd much rather eat a steak than chicken livers...bleh. I have no problem getting my dairy thanks to my discovery of greek yogurt.
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