As you are probably aware by now, the 2017-2018 flu is now an epidemic in North America. To learn more about how the flu works and why this season is so bad, read this article from Stat News. So far this season, I have managed to avoid the flu - even working, pregnant, as a nurse in … Continue reading 5 Simple Steps to Avoid the Flu
Does the word Holistic mean Natural? The answer is no. Natural refers to something existing in or caused by nature, not man-made or artificial. Often times I see people using the word holistic when they are referring to something that is a natural remedy or a natural product. For example, a friend recently told me … Continue reading Does Holistic mean Natural?
Do you ever feel spacey, disconnected or overly emotional for no reason? Perhaps you begin to feel achy, tired or sore after a busy day at work. These can be signs that you are not grounded. Grounding is not a new concept. Our ancestors lived completely connected to the Earth - carrying out daily activities … Continue reading Get Grounded
Over the last 7 years I have been following my heart and taking steps in my nursing career to become a Certified Holistic Nurse. I love being a Nurse and I enjoy my job in the hospital, even though it is part of the conventional health care system. I often get asked how I manage to … Continue reading What is Holistic Nursing?
A couple weeks ago, bright and early at our monthly meeting, a few other nurse Wellness Champions and I sat in a room, brain storming together. Our goal was to discuss and plan wellness activities and self care and how to incorporate them into the upcoming employee care events. It was easy to come up … Continue reading Simple is Sustainable
The classic American theme for February is centered around love, hearts and celebrating Valentine’s Day. Fitting with the theme, February is Heart Health Awareness Month. So, in honor of love and hearts, I’ve put together a list of 5 simple, holistic tips to keep your heart healthy and happy. Relax. The act of relaxation promotes … Continue reading Happy Heart Day
Have you ever felt concerned about your patient before any notable trends are detected, and it turns out your feeling was correct? Have you ever had an instinctual feeling, knowing something without being able to explain how you knew it? Or what about the gut feeling you get when something doesn’t seem right inside your … Continue reading Using Your Intuition
You may have noticed that some of my recent (personal) Instagram posts have included the hash tag 'babyb' and wondered what it means. #babyb is in remembrance of my tiny 8 week old baby I lost in a miscarriage earlier this year. Although miscarriages are very common, it seems as though they are rarely openly … Continue reading Healing From Loss
Working 12 hour night shifts as a nurse is not an easy thing to do! We work 3 days a week, starting a shift at 7pm and ending at 7:30am. Sometimes shifts are worked back to back and sometimes they are spread out through the week. Night shift is hard on you both mentally and physically...they say, working night shift takes 10 years … Continue reading How I Made Night Shift Work For Me
What do you think of when you think of a Registered Nurse (RN)? Do you think of a healer, a compassionate caregiver capable of critical thinking, planning and implementing life saving nursing care? Or do you picture a "naughty nurse" in a sexy white dress ready to give you a bed bath or a buff … Continue reading What is Nursing?