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Visiting Nurse Returns to the Roots of Nursing

Jan. 24, 2017 | Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso When Sue Waddingham was 16 years old, she came upon the scene of a bad motorcycle accident. “It was pretty clear that it was going to be a fatality,” she recalled. “And I felt a strong need to ease this man’s suffering.” “A lot of what nurses do is ease suffering…. more »

Nurse Saves Lives and Writer Tells Stories of Lives Saved by Listening

Jul. 18, 2016 | Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso

Nurse Sue Lado knows, like I do, the importance of listening to the whole story. That’s how she helps her clients–combat-injured veterans–begin to heal emotionally, physically, and mentally. When I was interviewing Sue for an article to celebrate her 10 years of service to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, she told me about one family… more »

Laying Out the Truth in Black and White

Apr. 22, 2016 | Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso

In New Orleans in the late 80s next to Tulane Medical Center were the Veterans Administration hospital and the charity hospital. The person I interviewed this morning said she would often take the bus to Tulane where her mother worked and see patients and would-be patients with a wide variety of injuries and ailments on… more »

Everyone Has a Story to Tell–I Just Listen

Jul. 29, 2015 | Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso

Certainly some of them are more exciting than others, but everyone has a story. I’ll never forget interviewing a career insurance agent who was also an army reservist and hearing about his intense experience being deployed to Afghanistan and having to work on cases of sexual assault within the army. The story never ran because… more »

Spring is the Perfect Time to Refresh and Relaunch!

Mar. 18, 2015 | Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso

Let’s be optimistic, and believe that spring really is around the corner and those nascent daffodils will bring warmth and sunshine when they bloom. And spring is the perfect time for you to refresh your website, relaunch (or launch) your e-newsletter to make it even more readable and engaging, or create a new brochure to… more »

Everyone Loves a Good Story

Jan. 14, 2015 | Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso

People love to reinvent the wheel. Each of us needs to learn things for ourselves, right? Storytelling, an art and craft that is thousands of years old, has recently become trendy. Have you listened to The Moth? Amazing personal stories that are completely compelling. When you tell a good story, people listen. People remember. For… more »

Taking the SATs While on Patrol In Afghanistan

Dec. 5, 2014 | Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso

Actually the Marine infantryman didn’t actually take the SATs while he was on patrol, but during long hours of security detail he had time to think about his future, and that’s when he decided he needed to go to college. James McQuoid had enlisted in the Marines at 17, reporting to boot camp just weeks… more »

Listening

Mar. 11, 2014 | Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso

The most important part of my job isn’t really the writing. It’s the listening. I need to listen well to hear what people have to say so I can tell their story well. This TED Talk by Julian Treasure is a great discussion of listening and how we can listen better.     )

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