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”

Difference Between A Virus and Bacteria

Unlike bacteria, viruses can’t survive without a host; they can only reproduce by attaching themselves to other cells (WebMD, 2020). The virus invades and hijacks the cell and takes over its genetic code as it moves through the body. Think of the virus as a person who has gone to Kinko’s and made million ofContinue reading “Difference Between A Virus and Bacteria”

Benefits of A Good Cup of Coffee!

I personally do not drink coffee because it makes me hyperactive and jittery. I can honestly say that after drinking one cup of coffee while working on the night shift in the intensive care unit; I gave 26 bed baths and changed all the beds for the patients in the unit that night. Many American’sContinue reading “Benefits of A Good Cup of Coffee!”

Truth About Menopause

Menopause is a sign that the reproduction hormones have decreased. Both sexes experience menopause. Women experience hot flashes, insomnia and a decrease in vagina fullness. According to Rozen and Oz (2005) the onset for men is gradual and not as clearly defined. Dr. Northrup stays “healthy ovaries continue to make small amounts of hormones forContinue reading “Truth About Menopause”

Essential Oils

Essential oils can be an alternative for over the counter pain medications, a sleeping aid, like lavender, or have the benefits of eucalyptus that has both analgesic, antiseptic and antiviral effects. Essential oils have been used for centuries to assist in healing and treatment. These oils were used in Biblical times, ancient Egypt, Greece andContinue reading “Essential Oils”

Five principles of self-healing and wellness.

According to Dr. Maoshing Ni, (2008) the five principles of self-healing and wellness include: 1. diet and nutrition, 2. herb and supplements, 3. exercise and acupuncture, 4. lifestyle and environment, 5. mind and spirit. I subscribe to everything on this list but acupuncture, . Please consult your physician before changing or stopping any medication. RememberContinue reading “Five principles of self-healing and wellness.”

What Are You Doing To Reduce Your Stress?

There are many things we can do to reduce stress, and many chose different options that include exercise, meditation, cooking, watching television, movies, or creating something. I engage in many things to manage my stress, that include Zumba, jump roping, bike riding and coloring. Yes, coloring, I shared this with a friend and he saidContinue reading “What Are You Doing To Reduce Your Stress?”