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Happy Birthday Marie! July 17, 2017

Posted by mariemanthey in Creative Health Care Management, History, Inspiration, Leadership, Manthey Life Mosaic, Nursing Peer Support Network, Nursing Salons, Professional Practice, Thought for today, Values.
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This is Claire talking (Marie’s daughter, and co-editor of this site), checking in with you on this celebratory day!

I know Marie values each and every one of you, and loves hearing from you and having conversations with you – whether in person, in various professional / civic roles, on social media, here on the blog.

And so today on her birthday, I wanted to formally welcome you all back to this blog.

In the last few months, we’ve started to get active again — exploring various kinds of posts with a multitude of topics including Nursing: it’s history, challenges, future, best practices, values & inspiration etc.. as well as CHCM activities, Marie’s life (Mosaic), Nursing Salons, the Nursing Peer Support Network, activities at the University of MN School of Nursing, and so on.

If you have a moment today, would love to hear any preferences from you about types of content, questions you have for Marie, how often you’d like us to post, how you’d like to hear about posts, and anything else to make this blog a win-win.

We never know how long any of us have here. Marie is the epitome of taking care of herself, taking responsibility for her health and well-being, and we hope to have years and years yet. In any case, the more conversations she can fit engage in, the better!

Oh, one more thing- Happy Birthday Marie!

Thanks much for your participation.


1. Eileen Weber - July 17, 2017

Happy Birthday, Marvelous Marie! Thank you for decades of opening your head, heart and home to demonstrate the true meaning of health and the unlimited power of healing. As for this blog, which draws readers in through concise writing and ideas which are compelling for their variety and insight, my only advice is to write, not because you have a deadline, but because you have an idea.

mariemanthey - July 17, 2017

Thanks for the encouraging word, and I will try to live in a way that keeps ideas flowing for me to write about.

2. michaelbelzer - July 17, 2017

Marie- Happy birthday. Our community and world are better places because of your compassionate commitment and lifetime achievements in promoting humanism in health and healing. You remain one my real heroes. /mick belzer

3. Kary - July 17, 2017

Happy Birthday, Marie! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with all of us. I love what Eileen says– your ability to speak to the heart of the matter from the heart in a way that is as succinct as it is deep is what keeps people looking for more of what you have to say. The clarity of your observations and your questions that encourage us to be wonder-filled and accepting of each moment are like guide posts along the path of life.

Whatever you feel called to write about, is something I welcome the chance to hear about and think about with you and others who read and write their musings here.

Celebrating your natal birth as well as your recovery and the many awakenings you share on the journey.

Happiest of Birthdays!



mariemanthey - July 17, 2017

Thank you very much for these kind words Katy. I am so happy we are working together and that I’ve had a chance to get to know you.

4. Bonnie Barnes - July 17, 2017

Dear Marie, All of us at The DAISY Foundation wish you the happiest of birthdays.

We are deeply grateful for your friendship and support for our mission to celebrate and honor extraordinary nurses. Your inspiration has no doubt led numerous of our Honorees to provide the very best of care.

I’m excited to read your musings. Your commitment to compassionate care helps nursing stay focused on the importance of the human touch.

Sending birthday hugs,
Bonnie, Mark, Cindy, and the DAISY Team

5. Megan Daman - July 17, 2017

Happiest of Birthdays to you!!! I am so thankful for YOU, your openness & creativity and how you have paved the way on so very many frontiers! From these halls of the University of Minnesota cancer units…Primary Nursing (Relationship Based Care) is alive and thriving…healing persons in the beds and persons at the bedside. You have inspired so very many to be their best selves professionally and personally. Happy Birthday!
For the blog…perhaps how nurses can continue to be leaders in changing the structure of healthcare, how we can truly improve the health of the communities we serve through “basic” interventions such as movement and balanced diets. I appreciate every word from your key stroke or mouth!
Happy day! Megan & the Nursing Team on 7C

6. Martha Turner - July 17, 2017

SO many years, so many gifts to our profession. SO glad we can let the world know about nurses, about nursing, through the wonders of social media. Your understanding of health and healing through relationships inspires us today and will continue to inspire for decades to come. It is indeed your way of being. Thank you and Happy Birthday.

mariemanthey - July 17, 2017

Thank you so much Martha.

7. Mary Jo Kreitzer - July 17, 2017

Marie has been a voice for nursing for decades. Her wisdom has shaped and informed clinical practice and leadership for generations of nurses. I’d like to see the blog continue to raise issues relevant to nurses and to challenge nurses to get engaged in local, state and national politics. Our patients need us to raise our voices. Happy Birthday Marie.

mariemanthey - July 17, 2017

MaryJo, you and I have connected deeply over the years on the important issues nursing faces. As a profession,we PROFESS our strong values for equality of care and for social justice. Let us continue to connect and draw other nurses into deeper consciousness and direct action….. using the blog as one way to use our voices.

8. Margaret Ort - July 21, 2017

Although it is a belated happy birthday, it is the most heartfelt wish for good health and continuing to inspire those of us who engage in an ongoing struggle to communicate our values as nurses who are devoted to our patients and our profession. Thank you for being my inspiration!


9. Linda Wagner - July 25, 2017

Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday Marie. You continue to be an inspiration to me in so many ways: professional nursing principles & ethics, personal integrity & empowerment; healthy mind body & spirit (yes, it shows!) & deep interest in the well being of individuals families & systems. Blessings to you & your life’s work–so happy you will keep blogging.
Linda Wagner

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