Self-care is a hot topic in this season of life. Everyone seems to recognize they need it and want it but many aren't sure what it means or how to do it. The keyword within this compound word is care.care-nounthe provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or … Continue reading What is self-care?
Laboring through life with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) has been my greatest challenge. Crazy to admit after this past months experience, but it's also been my greatest gift. WHY? Because of this hormonal mood disorder up to two weeks a month I have had the opportunity to taste the pain experienced by my patients and … Continue reading PMDD Awareness
WHAT SHIFTS YOUR MOOD? Color helps me! Any other ideas, PLEASE SHARE! Women don't need to hear another story about how painful the literal and hypothetical contractions associated with laboring to birth new life are. ☹ We need to hear what little strategies, tools, and philosophies you've found to help you ride those waves. … Continue reading Focus on shifting, not the mood
When I help women create birth plans (to birth babies, new habits, patterns, or ideas), our mission is to outline how she will approach labor and birth. The first step is to clarify her PHILOSOPHY. Your Personal Philosophy is your theory or attitude, your guiding principle. It often determines how you will APPROACH or proceed … Continue reading YOUR PHILOSOPHY affects YOUR APPROACH.
https://youtu.be/lVd52jvw1yk Well, it depends on the layer you see? 😉 This is another big question. However, the answer can be broken into smaller pieces. There was a point when I forgot this, as many mothers do. I summed up my identity in a few words, "...mother, wife, professional." This Labor Day, my son turned 9 … Continue reading Who am I?
DO YOU SEARCH FOR THE PEACEFUL BLESSINGS? I really did try to ignore the pain in my wrist after our accident. Of all the places I could hurt, "seriously God, might right side?" Although I still try to push the boundaries of my limited physical capabilities, I must say, I SEE THE BLESSINGS that will … Continue reading
Do you believe that your past prepared you for your present? After being a Labor Nurse for almost 12 years, it's been uncomfortable announcing myself to the world with a different title attached to my name. But I've realized, my almost 20 years in healthcare strengthened my assessment skills for this role. My season as … Continue reading HOW HAS YOUR PAST PREPARED YOU FOR YOUR PRESENT?
IT HELPS TO HAVE A DOG...and no backyard. In the past, I've had pups. But the comfort of a backyard made it way to easy for me to just send them out the sliding glass door. But with my dear Rocky and our lifestyle the past 2 years, I'm forced to go out doors. Rain … Continue reading The benefit of tilting your chin towards the sun
https://youtu.be/HvBgDqFG4gY Self-awareness has become priority.Only when I finally STOP and question my state of being, am I able to Course Correct. TOP QUESTIONS: 1. What am I feeling? 2. When did I start feeling it? 3. Who was my trigger? 4. Where was my focus? 5. Why was I affected? 6. How can I shift … Continue reading Self-Awareness
https://youtu.be/i50xC7a66d4 😯Are you a selfish WITCH? 😬Have you become a scaredy cat? 💬Type A Women are selfish WITCHes! ... And it's wonderful. We know what we need! We are so hard on ourselves as women. We fight for order and peace but doubt that we can have that for ourselves. We can take the same … Continue reading I think you’re a WITCH