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. https://integrativealchemists.com/ 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.”

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…”