Holistic Nursing is defined as “all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal” (American Holistic Nurses’ Association [AHNA], 1998). Florence Nightingale, who is considered to be the founder of Holistic Nursing, taught nurses to focus on the principles of holism: unity, wellness and the interrelationship of human beings and their environment … Continue reading Spirituality in Healthcare
Do you have a monkey living in your head too? What's up with that? Who is this sed monkey and what does it want from me? The funny thing about this damn monkey is that it wasn't always there. I don't remember feeling so utterly overwhelmed as a child. I did not have 9 million … Continue reading Repeat After Me…
I'm not exactly sure when it all happened...but I do know that at some point in the late 90's, I stumbled upon Jennifer Lopez. Again I don't remember if it was a song of hers, a movie, or an appearance on TRL (am I showing my age??) but something about her resonated with me. She … Continue reading JLO, Dreams & Big Things
About 5 years ago I signed up for a course that Oprah was hosting. In the course, the first exercise was to picture something that I wanted in my life. Could be a situation, a job, an activity, whatever. I was asked to get VERY specific about the details. I sat down on the living … Continue reading Manifest Destiny
You know when something keeps popping up and by the third or fourth time you hear it-see it-experience it you start paying attention (hopefully)? That happened to me recently. I keep hearing how we should stop using the word "just" when we are describing ourselves & our accomplishments. I'm just a mom. I'm just a … Continue reading Just.