Four Tips to Holding on to Hope

In last month’s blog, I wrote about the role of resilience in helping the brain heal from childhood trauma. That got me thinking about “hope” and how having hope can help us in our lives. Hope is an innate gift—just like love. Hope helps us trust. Without hope, we can feel disillusioned and dissatisfied. Hopelessness…read more.

How to Heal through Resiliency

What is resiliency and how does it contribute to health and well being? Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress…family, relationships, health problems, etc. Bouncing back from difficult experiences. American Psychological Association, Just like the resilient dandelion flower which keeps growing…read more.

Can stress be genetically inherited?

I am amazed at the amount of consumer social media that is dedicated to just nutrition. Most of this information makes recommendations to make us healthy, stay young (anti-aging), boost energy, etc. None of this will happen with a few certain foods, like more avocados, kale, greens, and juicing, like they recommend. These are all…read more.

Holistic Healing of the Heart

Reiki and healing MY heart? I never would have guessed. I am required to get nursing continuing education credits in order to maintain my board certification in Holistic Nursing and my Iowa Nursing License. When a friend mentioned a class she was taking in Des Moines, the topic really interested me. “Heal Your Heart After…read more.

Willingness to Change

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There is nothing certain in life except change. Sometimes the uncertainty can feel overwhelming. If we look at the clues life brings us, we can successfully adjust to changes before we hit rock bottom…

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Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States that occurs on the final Monday of each May. It was originally known as Decoration Day, and it served to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. By the early 20th century, Memorial Day was extended to honor all Americans who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Today, Memorial Day is an occasion to remember all of our deceased loved ones and the spaces they fill in our lives and hearts…

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