4 Ways You Can Benefit From Holistic Nursing

4 Ways You Can Benefit From Holistic Nursing In early August, I received notification of my recertification as a board-certified holistic nurse from the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). I share this with you not only because I’m proud of this achievement, but to explain why this designation is important to me—and how you might…read more.

One Great Way to Actually Feel the Joy of the Holidays

Well, as I am writing this our Iowa winter sure has arrived in full white beauty and chill. This is the time of year we not only with winter upon us but more gray short days. I find these days a challenge since I feel better with more sunlight. This only adds to the stress…read more.

Butterflies in Your Stomach

Is it really August already? August always feels like the ending of summer with school starting, sports seasons gearing up and many schedules changing. I love summer. Hopefully the weather will continue this way. My husband and I still have a summer bucket list to complete. This time of year easily becomes very busy and…read more.

April Showers Bring May Flowers

We have had plenty of showers this past month so bring on the flowers! Besides flowers, the month of May reminds me about the founder of Nursing and holistic nursing, Florence Nightingale. She was truly the first Holistic Nurse. Myself and nurses around the globe honor Florence on her birthday every May 12th. Florence’s diary…read more.

Be Your Own Advocate: A Cautionary Tale of Abbott Labs

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Last month I recommended the book, The Four Agreements (see May 21, 2012 blog entry). The first of the 4 agreements that author Ruiz discusses is to “Be impeccable with your word.” Ruiz says this is the most important, but also the most difficult to maintain. This agreement should not only be for our personal lives, but for everyone and every company in existence today. It should even apply to Abbott Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company…

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Nurses: Trusted Professionals!

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I have been a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association (www.ahna.org) for over 20 years. I take great pride in my profession, and I strive to provide all my clients with the best possible care. Recently, some information came to my attention that shows how well the nursing profession is viewed by the public…

Healing vs. Curing

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Whether you are seeing the forest or the trees, there is a realization that everything is connected.  This is a holistic principle that I emphasize in my life and in my private practice as a Holistic Nurse.  The integration of the mind, body, and spirit is key to caring for – and healing – the whole person.  It is important to recognize that healing is very different from curing.

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Taking a Moment for Your Health

Today I was released from the orthopedic surgeon after breaking my back on Memorial Day. Now I am starting physical therapy! I am greatly relieved to be at this part of my recovery, and I am anticipating making great strides with my physical therapist…

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