Creating Your Blog Post

Did you know that all members of the Partnership Learning Community are welcome to create blog posts?

Feel free to author posts anytime you have something to share  - either about projects you are involved in that you think will interest the PLC community, or updates about your work as a Conversation Leader or Partnership movement-builder.  

It is easy to make a post - just follow the instructions below and have fun!

Instructions for posting and publishing on the Blog

Introduction - Deeanna Burleson

Hello everyone, I just completed the Conversation Leader training and very excited in taking what feels like a new state of liberation into many of my conversations.  I live in Western NC and also Washington, DC. My background is I am a wife, mother of two grown wonderful daughters, 4 beautiful and of course very bright grandchildren, a daughter of an elderly mother and a brother. As far as my career endeavors, I am a nurse since what feels like since birth.  I have worked in the military as an aero-medical evacuation nurse and staffer for the Joint Chief of Staff Surgeon, retired in 2010 after 26 years.  I have also worked in the civilian and VA sector in ICU, Emergency care, home care, administration, risk management.  In those years and during educational experiences I came up against economic issues related to care and just being able to do the job I was hired to do and that my patients deserved.  This only led and still does to frustration and concern for our healthcare system. A fragmented system that is not really a system.

As the Caring Economy model found its way to me I was just so excited that I resonated with something that had economics in it's phrase.  Now I know why during the two semesters of economics I took for my masters degree that I felt something was missing and I just could not get all of that supply and demand thing... I could think of some many variables that were not being considered.  Variables that pointed to the real status of well-being of individuals, families, communities and organizations.

So, yes, I now feel I have been liberated to a degree.  I have been able to successfully (I think) engage in a new conversation that for me has real meaning to the well-being of individuals, individuals that make up the real wealth of a nation. I am looking forward to supporting Riane's wonderful work along with exploring the work of others in emerging humanistic economic models.

Looking forward to interacting with this community.

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  • Welcome Deanna.  Looking forward to connecting on a project.  Will have to wait until May because of radio show, but I look forward until then.

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