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The Importance of Routine

Sleep and Routine in times of unknowing. “Sometimes we’re tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.” Deborah King We are all experiencing some amount of anxiety and stress given our current situation, the levels may be different, but we are all experiencing similar emotions. As we learn to navigate new roles,Continue reading “The Importance of Routine”

Spring Cleaning: Good for the Body & Soul

We all have that itch this time of year to do a deep clean of our home. Wash the curtains, clean the windows and really take a deep dive into that back closet of old clothes we never wear. Cleaning in Springtime feels innate to us, it feels ingrained in our minds as a choreContinue reading “Spring Cleaning: Good for the Body & Soul”

Simple Actions to Save the Planet and Live Healthy. Guest Author Cara Cook

This week’s post was written by my good friend and fellow nurse, Cara Cook. Cara obtained her MS in Community/Public Health Nursing at the University of Maryland, focusing on how the natural and built environment impact health outcomes. She currently works as a Climate & Health Program Manager at Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. “AContinue reading “Simple Actions to Save the Planet and Live Healthy. Guest Author Cara Cook”

Reiki: The mystery & benefits.

So much of traditional Western medicine focuses on the known. Results we can publish from studies, pills that make blood pressure magically lower and exercises we can do to make us stronger. But what about the treatments whose effects can’t be measured with quantifiable data. If a treatment alleviates anxiety, stress or just generally makesContinue reading “Reiki: The mystery & benefits.”

Experiences of sadness & setbacks.

“The goal of meditation is not to get rid of thoughts or emotions. The goal is to become more aware of your thoughts and emotions and learn how to move through them without getting stuck.” Dr. P. Goldin We all experience sadness, setbacks, let downs and obstacles in life. We wouldn’t appreciate all the richnessContinue reading “Experiences of sadness & setbacks.”

Burnout: Recognize it, navigate it, treat it.

An interview with Jessica Schmidt of Integrative Alchemists. This week I sat down with Jessica Schmidt co-founder of Integrative Alchemists to discuss the topic of burnout. Jessica has an extensive background in the health care industry, she currently runs the Department of Medicine at a major Academic Medical Center in DC. She holds aContinue reading “Burnout: Recognize it, navigate it, treat it.”

Why I quit my job to follow life.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. ~Alan Watts I was so sick of it; the hustle and bustle of everyday life had worn me down. I was what could be considered a “light alcoholic” needing to consume alcohol with friendsContinue reading “Why I quit my job to follow life.”

Eating with the Seasons.

Living in this day and age we have access to pretty much whatever we want, when we want it. This is especially true with food. With the modern day advances of preservatives, farming and GMO we have the ability to extend the shelf life of food and consume strawberries in the middle of February inContinue reading “Eating with the Seasons.”

Bridging the Gap in Western Medicine.

Going to the doctor can be a scary experience for some. Being told you need to have a surgical procedure can be crippling. And hearing you have a chronic condition can be devastating. Our minds instantaneously start processing emotions of fear, anxiety and worry. We think, who will take care of it all if weContinue reading “Bridging the Gap in Western Medicine.”

What happened when I let go…

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. What happened when I stopped trying so hard in yoga? They didn’t kick me out, I didn’t fall down and break my hip….guess what, no one noticed except for me. The mental constraints we put on ourselves to be the best versions of us canContinue reading “What happened when I let go…”