Emotional Intelligence

According to Goleman & Boyatzis (2017) Emotional intelligence, also known as the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict. The four pillars of emotional intelligence include self awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management. We need theseContinue reading “Emotional Intelligence”

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Perhaps the most recognized symptom of breast cancer is a lump or mass in the breast tissue. While many women and men go to the doctor after finding a lump, every one should also be aware of other changes to the breast or nipple that appear abnormal.  Men can also get breast cancer and should beContinue reading “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month”

Thoughts Become Things

Thoughts become things… choose the good ones! ® ©www.tut.com I know you have heard this saying before. The premise is our thoughts create our world, and if you think positive thoughts you create positive actions. I was talking to a friend about goal setting and creating affirmation and the site created by Mike Dooley came to mind.Continue reading “Thoughts Become Things”

Its Time to Unplug Again…

The stress of the current events has finally gotten to me! After the death of George Floyd, and the continuous media coverage, I was stressed and anxious. The lack of sensitivity by the current administration and others, compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic was depressing. I found that I really had to unplug and start doingContinue reading “Its Time to Unplug Again…”

COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 has been an issue in the United States since February. The current death rate from this pandemic is 220k and the United States has 4% of the world’s population. Doctors and nurses have been on the front line of this pandemic since the beginning. The American Nurses Association (ANA) reports that half of frontContinue reading “COVID-19 UPDATE”

September is Suicide Awareness Month

If you or someone you know is in an emergency situation and is talking about committing suicide call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately. Suicide is on the rise, and it may be due to the isolation and loneliness as a result of this pandemic. In the wake ofContinue reading “September is Suicide Awareness Month”

Are You a Caregiver?

Caregivers are special people, and give of themselves to take care of their family members and others. Being a caregiver can be demanding and trying but during this time of COVID-19, it can be especially stressful. A hospitalized family member can add additional guilt and worry to a stressful situation. Caregivers can be so dedicatedContinue reading “Are You a Caregiver?”

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is required for the proper development and function of many parts of the body. It also plays an important role in maintaining a proper immune system, prevents bone loss and cartilage inadequacies associated with aging (Oz and Roizen, 2005). Vitamin C was used for preventing and treating scurvy. These days, vitamin C isContinue reading “Vitamin C”