Welcome to another episode of Wild and Precious Conversations. This week, I speak with David Hall, soon-to-be Registered Nurse specializing in Geriatrics.
This week I had a chance to speak with my cousin, David Hall. Deciding to make a career chaing in midlife is one thing, becoming a registered nurse specializing in geriatrics is another.
First, fingers crossed as I upped my sound editing game this week. Feedback welcome.
I start the conversation (I feel) rather abruptly, throwing us into a contemplation of the commodification of self care.
As a future nurse, David introduces us to really what nursing is in this modern era and we move quickly into talking about nursing ethics…
Which leads us to thinking about what happes when you don’t have a code of ethics…which leads us to…what if you do have a code of ethics but you are a serial killer? <= yes, we went there. (6:52)
We discuss masks, and David shares the quote from Emma Goldman: “The most violent element in society is ignorance”
We venture into the idea that really, you need to approach your moral code from “your frontal cortex, not your amygdaila” <= true quote from David.
In other words, lizard brains don’t make for great ethics or morals.
Yes, we discuss that conspriacy theory where somehow we’ve been infiltrated by giant lizards.
Back to mental health: you need to process truama and get past your fight, flight, freeze or fawn response and then, only then can you consider a moral ground from which to approach life.
Have a listen!
Onward. Excited to begin more conversations again. Next week, we introduce the first in a series of what I am calling “shadow” conversations with Deirdre McClaughlin. In this series, we tackle themes that no one wants to hear about in a way that you will want to listen to... I have, at this point, had this conversation…you won’t want to miss this one.
The Underbelly Project: A weekly workout for your emotional strength and flexibility. If you’re not afraid to get dusty and maybe shed a few tears together, join me and let’s get emotionally strong!
And please, if you know anyone who might like to share this journey, share this project. Excited to stay in the arena with you.