Posted in Self-written Articles

Why So Habitual?

habit brain

Some time ago I had a conversation with a colleague about the nature of a habit and how it influences our life. Let’s face it, we all have habits, some provide structure and comfort while others leave us wanting to make a change. The key comes from not labeling a habit good or bad but rather reflecting on how these habits serve us. Considering how we are left feeling about certain habits in our lives, what could they mean in the sense of long term implications?   Continue reading “Why So Habitual?”

Posted in Pick me up quotes

Wellness quote of the day

The sick person’s best medicine is desire-the desire to live, to be with other people, to do things, to get back to his life. When I was in the hospital, I was always gazing out of the window at the real world, which had never looked more desirable. I’d like to suggest, to invent or imagine or recall, ways of keeping one’s desire alive as a way of keeping oneself alive.— Anatole Broyard, Intoxicated by my illness 

Posted in Book Review

Mastering Mindfulness: A self-discovery journal and behavior change program to conquer weight loss and create a life of happiness

Rarely does a book on nutrition appear, that not only gets you excited about eating well and losing weight but also touches your heart.  Author and registered dietitian Gina B does an amazing job at crafting her book into something relatable to everyone. She reveals her vulnerability through personal struggles, sends a message of empowerment and all the while encourages a key ingredient for success, mindfulness.   Continue reading “Mastering Mindfulness: A self-discovery journal and behavior change program to conquer weight loss and create a life of happiness”

Posted in Podcasts and guest interviews

Radio Interview with Tanya J. Peterson

I recently spoke with an amazing author, who writes fiction that gives insight to the journey of living with mental illness. The characters she creates are very real and experience huge transformations. Her work has been met with much critical acclaim, capturing the country with genuineness and creativity. She now hosts a radio show called Wellbeing and Words in which I had the pleasure of being a guest on. Please take a listen as I talk about the beauty of human connection in a healthcare capacity and what every nurse can bring to those they encounter.

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Rejoice in your work; never lose sight of the nursing leader you are now and the nursing leader you will become.”
— Sue Fitzsimons