This is my cancer story. I am not even sure where to begin...like when does cancer begin? Why does cancer happen? How does cancer attack a seemingly healthy person? Conventional medicine will tell you it is genetics. Perhaps exposure to a chemical/toxin/radiation increased your risk for getting cancer. There is still little understanding on how … Continue reading My Cancer Story
My Birth Story
Disclaimer: Blog post contains graphic, natural birth photos. Dear Julian, This is our birth story, as I experienced it. I hope one day you are able to tell me about your experience, even if it is only a memory or two. March 1st was the first full moon of March, also known as the Worm … Continue reading My Birth Story
5 Simple Steps to Avoid the Flu
It's officially flu season! Most years, I have managed to avoid the flu - even working as a nurse in a hospital saturated with flu patients! Avoiding the flu involves using common sense and maintaining a wellness routine. These 5 simple steps will help you avoid the flu so you can start your new year … Continue reading 5 Simple Steps to Avoid the Flu
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
Fire cider is a spicy, medicinal herbal vinegar that is typically sweetened with honey and used by many cultures throughout the world. Fire cider helps to wake up the circulatory system or boost the immune system. Fire cider can also be taken to ward off illness such as a cold or respiratory infection by lessening … Continue reading Fire Cider
Coping with Anxiety in Pregnancy
I remember that feeling, as I watched the little pink line appear on the pregnancy test stick...Omigosh, I am pregnant! I was filled with excitement and anxiety. So many thoughts ran through my head in a flash - Am I ready for this? Wait, is that really a positive test? Do I scream with joy … Continue reading Coping with Anxiety in Pregnancy
Does Holistic mean Natural?
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?
What is Holistic Nursing?
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 practice Holistic Nursing in a Conventional Hospital. I receive questions like, "How can you work in a hospital as a holistic nurse, doesn't it … Continue reading What is Holistic Nursing?
Simple is Sustainable
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
Happy Heart Day
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