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
It's officially flu season! So far this season, 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. Whether or not you receive the vaccine, these 5 simple steps will help you avoid … 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
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
Self Care is participating in any activity that promotes happiness, feelings of peace, relaxation and healing. It is important to practice Self Care daily to maintain wellness and balance for the mind, body, emotions and spirit. Being a nurse keeps me on a unique, ever-changing schedule, so I have developed 5 Simple Self Care Techniques … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways To Restore Balance
I am the proud mama of a male Tropical Red Foot Tortoise named Samba. Instead of celebrating Valentine's Day (my husband believes we should express Love everyday not just on Valentine's Day and I totally agree!), we celebrate Samba's Birthday. He was born...or is it hatched? Anyway, his actual birth day isn't on Valentine's Day, … Continue reading Tortoise Teachings