March is Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and this month women are being praised for their contributions. This is the first time I can actually remember this month long celebration, and the emphasis placed on it by the media. The week was first celebrated in 1978, and has since expanded. Lewis (2020) stated that on February 28,Continue reading “March is Women’s History Month”

The Power of Prayer!

Many people believe in prayer and a higher power, but still try to change circumstance that they have no control over. This may include going to the physician for an illness. Many try to handle the issue themselves before they seek professional help. I was faced with a situation recently a friend needed me toContinue reading “The Power of Prayer!”

Ayurveda Medicine

Ayurveda medicine is one of the oldest medical systems and originated in India (niccih.nih.gov, 2021). The practice is based on the natural and holistic approach to both physical and mental health utilizing diet, exercise, and lifestyle. (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, 2021). Clinical trials have been done utilizing Ayurveda medicine for pain, osteoarthritis,Continue reading “Ayurveda Medicine”

Addressing the Elephant in the Room

I was asked why do I always address the elephant in the room.   I was taken back by that comment but embraced it, because it is true.   Before I go on I must explain “what is the elephant in the room” for those who are not familiar with the term.   We have all been inContinue reading “Addressing the Elephant in the Room”

Maintaining your Health and Wellbeing

Christmas is over and if you are like me, you are looking forward to 2021 and what it will bring. I am really looking forward to a new year. Many individuals make New Year’s resolutions that include losing weight and exercising. In the past the gyms were full in January with individuals dedicated to improvingContinue reading “Maintaining your Health and Wellbeing”

Health and Wellness Stories: Episode 1: Self Care is Mission Critical

Strategies to change your health through diet. These steps will assist you to change your diet. 1. have a coach, 2. start with small steps, 3. prepare your meals, 4. meditate, 5. spend time in nature, 6. be open to alternative options, 7. trust yourself, and 8. use visual cues as a reminder of yourContinue reading “Health and Wellness Stories: Episode 1: Self Care is Mission Critical”

Bullying in the Workplace

Bullying is described as a deliberate act that is repetitive and offensive, in which the target suffers embarrassment, fear, intimidation, and is repeated to the extent it interferes with job performance. Workplace bullying can put a mental and physical strain on both the individual and the those who witness the behavior.   The collateral damage ofContinue reading “Bullying in the Workplace”

Happy Veterans Day

Today is Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Veterans Day in the United States. As I reflect on this day I am left to wonder what this country would have been like without all the wars and sacrifices made by the Veterans in this country.I have both friends and numerous cousins and a father who are andContinue reading “Happy Veterans Day”

Self Care

Can we exhale?  We got through election day, and now we are waiting.  If you are like me you have been watching the returns with some trepidation and anxiety.    The question is now what? Some individuals have been especially nasty to others for their choice in this election, even though voting is a right affordedContinue reading “Self Care”

Let’s Vote America!

Today is November 1, 2020 and the anticipation of this years vote is high. This election season has caused anxiety, worry and suspense. Personally, I can not wait until its over. It has been frustrating to say the least. Many are exhausted by the tactics used to increase turmoil, division and hate that has occurredContinue reading “Let’s Vote America!”

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”