Just Say No

“If you want more time, freedom, and energy, start saying no.” Anonymous I have been thinking a lot about the the word “no” lately. Why is it such a hard thing to say for so many people? Why does it inspire an icky, sticky sort of feeling every time we know we are going toContinue reading “Just Say No”

My Plant Medicine Story

Hurt people hurt people. When I first heard this statement it took about 15 seconds to process the message and meaning. Once I comprehended it I came to realize at a very deep level how true this is for essentially every person on the planet, including me. So what? What does that mean? For meContinue reading “My Plant Medicine Story”

Life Lessons Learned from a Nurse

I received my RN license 20 years ago this July. That is strange to say and makes me feel ancient. I remember what I used to think of the nurses that had been around the block…they just seemed so old! If you had told me back then where I would be now, the incredible peopleContinue reading “Life Lessons Learned from a Nurse”

What does it mean to be a Heart Centered Nurse?

In stepping away from my career as an Operating Room Nurse Manager, one of the gifts I wanted to give myself was the time to process all of the lessons and learning I had absorbed or actively pursued over the years. One thing I felt most passionate about and loved doing as a nurse leaderContinue reading “What does it mean to be a Heart Centered Nurse?”

It Begins With the Breath

Why is awareness of our breath so important? We all do it, every day. Why would we need to “learn” how to breathe? Breathing done effectively is a means to deep healing and is a powerful tool in coping with ever-present stress and challenges of life. Breath, quite literally, is what gives us life outsideContinue reading “It Begins With the Breath”

Comfort Zone

Hello there (friendly, slightly awkward wave)! I suppose there is no better way to start my blog than explaining why I felt this needed to happen. A little bit about me first … I have been in the healthcare world for 22 years this July. I started out as a surgical tech in 1998, putContinue reading “Comfort Zone”