Drugstore Cowgirl – Or How I Learned to Hate Darvon and Love Weightlifting

As I've grown older I've learned to appreciate the difficulty of keeping my body (and mind) in great physical (and mental) shape. I hit the gym three days a week to lift weights with a trainer. On the odd-date days I really stretch myself by doing yoga or speed-walking to the Starbucks a couple of miles from my home. As my age has increased so has my strength and muscle-mass. I only wish I'd been as dedicated when I was in nursing school.

Slumdog Millionaire Entrepreneurship for Legal Nurse Consultants

On February 4th I gave an assignment for all Certified Legal Nurse Consultants attending the 2009 NACLNC Conference to go see the movie Slumdog Millionaire and to identify Jamal's maverick entrepreneurial moves. For those of you who couldn't join us in San Antonio here's a brief overview of my conference opening.

What a CLNC® Consultant Can Learn From “Friendly” Neighborhood Soccer Moms

I live in what could almost be described as a pastoral setting. Although I live in Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S., I actually live in a city within the city of Houston. It's a small neighborhood with its own fire and police departments. On Saturday mornings, you can watch the hunky firemen wash and wax the fire trucks. We've got a couple of little league and soccer fields and when the weather's nice the morning air is filled with the sounds of sprinklers and the evenings are filled with the sounds of children having fun and engaging in organized chaos.

How to Beat Exhaustion Syndrome

When it's your first time, everything is exciting. Sure you're nervous, but that's a good thing, like the way you feel waiting in line for a roller coaster. Your knees are knocking and you're thinking "I don't know if I really want to do this." Then you go on the ride and squeal, "Wheee! That was fun! Let's do it again." When you first start a new business, a new quilt, a new marriage, even the little things are exciting ("Gosh that's a great thimble, honey! Can I try it on?"). But how do you sustain such excitement for 3 years or 30 in your legal nurse consulting business, not to mention in your relationships...with your attorney-clients and subcontractors?
Tom’s Tech Tips

Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help with Microsoft Office 2007 – Just Watch How You Ask!

If you've moved to Microsoft Office 2007 with its suite of upgrades, enhancements and head-banging, you've probably noticed the so-called "Ribbon." This replaced all the good, old-fashioned, easy-to-use command buttons in Office 2003. I've been using this suite for about 10 months now and still misplace commands and I never remember where the darn "advanced options" can be found. If a techie is flummoxed, what's a legal nurse consultant to do?