Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Pumpkin Spiced Latte with Lingzhi

Happy Fall
Today I am sharing my #recipe for #guiltfree #pumpkinspicedlatte #psl this is the warm beverage everyone associates with fall. I have decided to make a #healthier more #balanced version that taste delicious. I used #lingzhicoffee instead of regular coffee because the benefits of #lingzhi are so helpful for our overall #health and #vitality . 

Here are the ingredients 

1 pack of alphay rich black coffee
1 cup almond milk
1.5 tablespoons of pumpkin purΓ©e
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1-1.5 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Whip cream! Ok not totally guilt free but it sure does photograph well πŸ˜‰

Instructions
1.Combine almond milk, pumpkin purΓ©e, pumpkin spice, maple syrup in sauce pan. Simmer until hot using a whisk to stir

2.
Add packet of rich black coffee to empty mug, pour in mixture from sauce pan, add whip cream and pumpkin pie spice sprinkled on top

Enjoy! And share a pic with me if you try it ☺️

Monday, September 7, 2015

Fear of Rejection

I have to speak on this topic, because yes I still struggle with it.  I decided yesterday I would begin to work on this fear and have been finding much comfort and inspiration from reading the bible and praying. Yesterday we had plans to go to an orchard as well as a family cookout for Labor Day. I knew this would interfere with church , so planned on attending the 830am service as opposed to the 1030. Well I overslept and didn't wake up till 8, then my mom called me and I ended up talking for about 20 minutes,  something clicked in my head and told me to get to church even if I would be late. After all, had it been work, I would have went anyway or any other appointment I would have still went.

So I arrive at church and the praise team was singing the most beautiful song and it was the last song before the sermon," Jesus at the Center" this song reinforced what I have been trying to do these last few weeks, have Jesus at the center of all that I do .

Moving on to the sermon, it was about emotional healing. The pastor ministered on fear, rejection, depression, anxiety, etc. I know God wanted me to hear that sermon and I am so thankful I went. So I leave you all with this scripture paraphased "if they don't welcome you, shake the dust off your feet as you leave as your testimony"

Friday, September 4, 2015

God's Favor

I have to give #praise to God as I am sitting home thinking about the favor he has shown me! Next week I will be in #Minnesota for my first #businesstrip I will finally get to meet the #beautiful #loving #heartcentered #leaders I was #blessed to introduced to in February 2015 
I am also preparing to take my #yoganursecertification training this October (earlier than I had planned, but this is GODs plan not mine ) 
and I will be teaching #yoga to all employees of my hospital job starting next month! I thank God for guiding me and  directing my path. #seekthekingdomfirst

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Yoga

My always supportive big sister decided to join the #holyyoga challenge and I couldn't be more proud of her practicing this pose. It literally made my heart smiles when she shared her photo, I could feel the peace and the beautiful energy from her picture πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Back to School

I am the proud pared of a kindergartner and 3rd grader! My where did the time go!!! I thought I would be really sad when the first day of school rolled around since this is the first year both my kids would be gone all day, but they were so excited and so proud! I couldn't help but be happy for them. I am thankful they love school and are learning at a young age to be social. For me I was very shy as a child and hated school because I just wanted to be home with my mom, thinking back to my elementary days I realize how much that has shaped me into who I am today. I am gratefully kids aren't like me in that respect lol, they are much more outgoing and don't mind getting out the house and meeting new people. It has taken me up to age 31 to be like them and I still have much work to do.
 Anyways, it was a joy to watch the leave off for school smiling, happy, and confident. Made me proud and oh so ☺️



Sunday, August 30, 2015

Healing

Today's sermon at church was on healing! Of all topics, healing. I felt personally connected to this topic as I just prayed last week for my healing of GERD and chest pain. Further, as a holistic nurse, my main goal is to assist my clients in their own healing. This sermon encouraged me to continue on my path of self healing and to continue my work as a holistic nurse entrepreneur to help my clients heal.

Its just amazing to me how things just keep looping back to the source.



Just less than an hour after I made this post, a video recapping the service was posted to the church Facebook page ☺️✨

Please check it out here:


https://www.facebook.com/wordoflifede/videos/10152956318217191/

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Holy Yoga Challenge

This is a repost from my Instagram account.

I'm in! I haven't done a "#yogachallenge" in years because I didn't like the feelings associated with challenge back then, but over the years I've done a lot of #selfwork and realize I can control my feelings associated with the word challenge. What is more, I feel this challenge presents at the perfect time for me as I have shared recently that I have reconnected with my #faith #christianity as well as found my church home a few weeks ago. It amazes me sometimes how something's in life just flow, with little or no effort from us. I look forward to connecting with the #holyyoga  community as well as the #yoga community in general. ☺️πŸ™
#HolisticNurse #holisticnursing #healthandwellness #selfcare

Self Discipline

I've lost count of what day this is for the 30 day blog challenge, I just know that it hasn't been 30 days yet so here I am ☺️

Tonight I just wanted to Write about social media.... It's great! I've made many powerful and meaningful connections thru social media and since starting my business it's been really helpful... But it's also a huge distraction! It also triggers negative emotions for me sometimes. So with that said, I need to limit my time on social media as part of my self discipline. Today was the first day in a long time that I didn't check facebook or Twitter! Now I will need to use social media for busienss as well as connecting and staying up to date with my family and friend, but just like anything else there needs to be balance and boundaries! So I am working on that πŸ˜‰

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thankful

Another night of almost forgetting to blog! This will be a short one... What am I thankful for today?
-Well I am thankful to have arrived home safely from work
-thankful for my big sister who always supports me and loves me
-thankful to be a believer 



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

EGD it is

Or endoscopy, which means I will have a procedure where a doctor will take a look into my esophagus stomach and small intestines to see what is going on with this chest pain and GERD.

This was the result of my appt today... At first the NP tried to have me go back on omeprazole, but I insisted I wanted to know what the cause of my symptoms were and not just try to mask them. She told me some people just have it and there's no explanatation, but from my understanding of eastern medicine, there is always a reason. I don't want medications, I just want to make sure I don't have any internal damage then I can confidently continue on my path of self healing ❤️πŸ™

Monday, August 24, 2015

The mushrooms are helping

I shared quite a while ago... Actually probably last year that still have some symptoms of GERD. Lately it has gotten worse to the point where the pain radiates to my upper back and neck, it also is a littl uncomfortable to swallow at times.. Like I have to be mindful and sometimes take an extra sip of liquid otherwise it feels like my food is stuck . Anyways, I've scheduled appts to see my care providers just to make sure there isn't in damage ( I hope not) but to also figure out what the cause could be. I have been feeling that ️perhaps my history of heartburn over the years has made my esphogus become inflamed and narrow. Anyways, I have been taking the medicinal mushroom "soothe the stomach" for a few weeks and I have to say I feel better when o take it, the pain isn't as severs and at time so don't even notice any pain or trouble swallowing. The supplement has "lions mane" mushroom which has been known to support digest health.
I will see my NP tomorrow and then a dr who will perform a procedure to make sure I don't have any internal damage.

Outside of medicinal mushrooms and doctors, I have prayed and claimed that "I am healed" because Jesus is a healer and i know my gerd and chest pain again be healed. I have also made the decision in my mind that there is nothing physically wrong, it's so important to be careful what we tell ourselves because our thoughts create our reality. Lastly, I have implemented healing touch again for my heart and throat chakras. I have no doubt this GeRd and chest pain will be resolved soon!


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Happy Sunday

Almost didn't go to church today because I was tired from yesterday's shaninnigans and also thinking about the birthday party we have to attend this afternoon... But God had plans for me to be there and I am thankful we made it ☺️It feels good to start the week off in church, I had a great week last week and I know it was because of how I started my week, in Church, praying and reading my bible daily and seeking God first. 

Happy Sunday ☺️


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Almost forgot!!

To blog today.... It's been a busy fun filled but tiring saturday. He kids had karate in the morning , then we headed to my sistes house which resulted in a Walmart trip to buy food and supplies for a suprise party for my moms birthday! It's 10:4pm and I am just getting settled home after being out since 9am. Good day though and I am thankful for my new routine and discipline because just as I was about to hop in the shower, I received my day in my head trying to make sure I kept my word to myself and to those that are following this blog. Much love and so much appreciation☺️


Oh my sister got a new dog a few days ago... A rescue who is sooooo sweet! Say hello to Benji ❤️

Friday, August 21, 2015

"You could be hired as the CEO somewhere"

This is what I was told when a coworker was trying to convince me to return to graduate school. Don't get me wrong I value education and I am thankful for my education as a nurse. However, there is something inside of me that desires so much more than a traditional education can offer. I am a student of life, personal development, and entrepreneurship. Graduate school simply put, does not motivate me. At 31 years old, I can proudly say I don't need validation by any any employer offering me anything. I have the oppurtunity to create my own success and I am doing just that. 

My response to my coworker was... I am already a CEO of my own company and proud of it! 

In closing, I am not saying one path is right or wrong. It's all about mindset, your mindset determines what path you take. My prior mindset was to do what everyone else does because that's what I was taught all my life, but the more I learn in the education of life... Shifts begin to happen. #millionairemindset

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Show me your tongue!!

A couple days ago I shared 3 things I do daily as part of my morning routine. This morning I would like to share a little more on tongue analysis! Yes it is a "thing" according to Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine ( if you can't tell by now, I LOVE eastern medicine ❤️)

Anyways, I love checking my tongue in the morning because it really tells me what I need to focus on to improve my health daily. If I have a super thick coating on my tongue I know I need to focus on supporting my digestive system to help remove those toxins. I do this by drinking either warm water throughout the day, ginger lemon water, or a homemade digestive tea. I also know to avoid foods that are going to take a lot of effort to digest and I will avoid things that kinda dull the digestive fire... Like cold beverages 

If my tongue is beautifully pink with hardly any coating, I am super proud! This usually inspires me to continue to make healthy choices throughout the day.

So why is this so important... Well as I learned in ayurveda "you are what you digest" not so much you are what you eat. This is important because even if you are eating the right things, if you aren't digesting them and getting the nutrients, what's the point? The digestive system is also closely related to your immune system, infact I have learned that the majority of your immune system is in your gut! I can personally attest to the link between digestion and immunity as years ago, I would get sinus infections every year that would last months! I started focusing on supporting my digestive system by  making simple changes like drinking warm water as opposed to cold, choosing foods that are easy to digest, and most importantly eating with mindfulness and making sure I was free of negative emotions while eating. After implementing these changes I noticed I no longer get those sinus infections! In fact I haven't had a cold in years, even when my husband and children catch colds and are sick I have yet to catch their colds πŸ‘☺️

I hope this post was helpful!! I will share some of my favorite links below, if you would like more info on ayurveda or traditional Chinese medicine

http://www.sacredlotus.com/go/diagnosis-chinese-medicine/get/tongue-diagnosis-chinese-medicine


http://www.spinachandyoga.com/ayurvedic-tongue-analysis/


http://heymonicab.com/check-your-tongue/

http://www.thenaturalrecoveryplan.com/articles/Tongue-Diagnosis.html






Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Exciting things coming up

September- Alphay Regional Summit

October- Vendor at two Health and Wellness Events

November - Teaching Yoga to Cancer Patients workshop

Just a little reminder of the amazing things coming up! I am super excited for these events and thankful... So so thankful to live my purpose with passion 

#poweredbyheart ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


Day 8/30 blog challenge 

Powered By Heart

In the beginning of 2015 I decided I needed a #workfromhome job because I was tired of the typical #nursejobs that required me to work 12 hr shifts which then ends up being a 14 hr day for me. I was tired of working opposite days from my husband. I wanted to have time to enjoy my #beautifulhome #beautifulfamilybuild my #holisticnursingpractice #yogaand do all the things I love and am#passionate about. I was introduced to my amazing company from a fellow#holisticnurse and my life forever changed. I began to #dream again and became aware of all the #abundance in this life available to us. My search began looking for another #job but #divineinterventionbrought to me my own #business because honestly a part of me didn't really want another job with rules, time clocks and having someone else dictate my life... But that part of me was very shy, quite, and lacked confidence to really #manifest what I wanted. Thankfully , in my company I am surrounded by other like minded #leaderswho have helped me learn #businessskillsbut most importantly#personaldevelopment which has increased my confidence and belief in myself to create the life I have always dreamed of. How does this picture relate? Well it's a picture of how we do business, from anywhere on our terms, as we are connecting with others like us, building each other up, #educating #empoweringand being #poweredbyheart to#bethechangeyouwish to see ☺️#blessed#healthandwealth #themovement




If this post looks familiar... its from my instagram account a few days ago :)
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Monday, August 17, 2015

Morning routine

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love mornings and how much I LOVE my morning routine. I developed this habit a couple years ago after learning about ayurveda (which is called the science of life) Today, I will share 3 things I have been consistent with in my morning routine and how it helps me set the tone for my day.


Tongue Brushing- what?? lol this is an ayurveda thing. but basically before brushing my teeth I like to check out my tongue because according to Ayurveda and even Traditional CHinese Medicine, the tongue can tell the story of how healthy or unhealthy you are.It would take a whole post or more to really explain it all. But basically you want to check for a pink, bright tongue! I tend to have sluggish digestion, so if I havent eaten well the night before or if I have been stressed it will show on my tongue. I like to have an idea of how I am starting my day, this lets me what I really need to really focus on that day to get my body back to balance. Oh, actual tongue brushing just requires a tongue brush, or metal spoon and you literally scrape the gunk off your tongue (about 5 strokes)  The idea is to get all that undigested gunk (ama- toxic build-up) off your tongue before your first drink or meal so you arent sending it further into your digestive system :)

Coffee- YES!!!!! I love warm beverages and love the quite of the morning where  I can enjoy my coffee uninterupted. I have been drinking coffee infused with lingzhi mushromms since Febuary this year and love that I am making a healthier choice, funny story before I started drinking lingzhi coffee  I always needed a ton of cream and sugar in my coffee. Now now, because this coffee is ogranic and I no longer need to dilute the taste of those nasty pesticides in regular coffee. Most days I still use a little creamer, but could totally drink and love this coffee black. Some of the benefits of the lingzhi coffee include- increased vitality, overall health, and it supports your immune system! More on the benefits of lingzhi in another post. Oh, so why drink a warm beverage in the morning? Well it helps to kickstart your digestive system :)

Yoga- Of course I practice yoga daily!~ Wheter its a few minutes of breathing, meditation, or movement I have to do something everyday before I start my day. It helps to get me centered and helps to get the "prana"(life force energy) flowing thru me more effectively, it gives me energy and makes me happy and move easier. I can always feel the difference if I don't practice yoga, I am stiff, less patient, and just feel like something is missing.  I don't normally spend more than 10 minutes on yoga in the morning because that is all I need and sometimes all that I have time for. But those 10 minutes/day are way more beneficial for me than when I was taking a 1 hr class/ once a week

So, do you have a morning routine? I would love to hear about it, please leave your comments below



Day 6/30 blog challenge ☺️

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Right place at the right time

This was me today... Over a year ago one of my very good friends told me about a church , how much she loved it and how she thought I would enjoy it. I had been saying for a few years now that I wanted to go back to church especially to teach my kids about Christ. My sister moved and now lives 10 minutes from me and the first kid my nephew meets happens to be the son of a pastor. Now when I had learned their church was in my neighborhood and after meeting the pastor And his wife, I wasn't sure but the energy I felt when I met them led me to believe this was the church my friend recommended a year ago. It would be a few more weeks until I attended and confirmed, but my sister attended and told me how much she loved the church and that I had to go. My sister confirmed that this was the church my friend told me about. 


Long story short, after having a rough few days and long night last night I decided to go to church this morning. Last night in one of my journals I wrote about putting all my faith in God over every aspect of my life because I know "with God, nothing shall be impossible "  this morning I started to watch the live stream of the service on the Internet, but spirit moved me to attend. I was nervous, especially because I knew my kids wouldn't want to go. But in my heart  I knew it was my responsibility to introduce them to Christ and I knew it was time for me to stop trying to do everything on my own.

We arrived at church and felt welcome from the parking lot, my kids went to bible class for their age groups and I went into the main service. Tears began to flow as I walked into the praise and worship as I listened to the words I just felt the spirit, I knew I was in the right place at the right time. I tried to hide my tears but I couldn't, I wasn't sad I was just overwhelmed with joy and this great feeling of knowing I was home and really feeling that I finally believe that God really is in control. He led me to that church, not in my timing but his perfect timing. After the sermon, I rededicated my life and my heart to Christ, just as I had written the night before in my journal. I surrendered and I am so excited to walk this path  teach my children, and  introduce my husband to this church and worship as a family. 

So this is blog entry for day 5 as well as my thanks for the day. I am thankful to have found this church and thankful that God is always there, never leaves us, and even welcomes us back into his grace with open arms. 

Ps. My kids LOVED the church too and little did I know I would bump into my friends daughter today at church ☺️

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Give Thanks Daily

So, Ive been doing pretty well with my new self discipline regimen and this morning after praying and meditating I decided to add in documenting what I am thankful for daily. The timing couldn't be any better since I am blogging daily for the next 25 days and I have my new passion planner which is serving as my journal and calendar, as well as a little compact vision board.

Anyways, today I am thankful for Jesus and prayer. When I look back at my life and think about how I got to where I am today and how I get thru difficult times, it was always with prayer, faith and Jesus! I seriously don't where I would be or what I would be if I didn't pray and if others didn't pray for me, or if I had never accepted Jesus as my savior.

Now, I am not a "faithful christian" that goes to church every Sunday but I have been consistent my entire life with seeking God first when I need guidance with anything.... well wait a minute... sometimes I have tried on my own and its not until I realize that I am not making any progress that I back track and ask for Gods help.  With God we can't fail, so why not seek him first and give thanks for all that you have and all that God will continue to provide you with.

I will end this post with scripture I read a few days ago and wrote it down in my passion planner. Whenever I get discouraged or think I will never reach my goals I have to remind myself.....

 "FOR WITH GOD ,NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE" -Luke 1:37



day 4 blog challenge :)



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

When No feels good!

 Day 2
In business that is, in the beginning every no feels like a personal attack! It makes you question what you are doing? Is it ever gonna work out? After experience and personal development at some point you realize a NO just means not now and even if it's a NO at another time too , this allows you to move along to the next prospect and other things you need to do in your business. It is our job to educate and inform, to share information.. That it all, it is up to the prospect to make their decision. We have to learn to separate ourselves from the outcome, because it's not even our outcome to be attached to πŸ˜‰

This goes for any business, anytime you decide to pursue something out of the norm people,will question  you and reject you. It's nothing personal, they just are used to the norm ... As the song says though " I ain't trying to do what everybody else doing, just cause everybody doing what they all do" it's nothing wrong with the 9-5 or what everybody else is doing, it's just not for me. As an entrepreneur you have to have the mindset that no matter how many nos you get or how many times you get called crazy you have to remember WHY you are doing what you are doing and don't take things personal. I love Sarah Robbins and in this video she gives a great example of a waitress in a coffe shop. The waitress asks everyone if they would like coffee, some say yes and some say no. When someone says no the waitress doesn't stop, she moves on to the next. This is exactly what we must do, just keep on moving, keep doing our job. Check out her video here! She's an amazing resource ☺️http://www.sarahrobbins.com/overcome-rejection-network-marketing/

Blog Challenge

Day 1

During the month of July, I shared that I really needed to get disciplined in several areas of my life. I decided to start with disciplining myself through daily bible reading, prayer, and yoga. I am happy to say every single day I have been able to be consistent with those things.

Almost 2 weeks ago I received an email from nurserogether.com offering a PAID nurse blogger gig! I couldn't believe it! I joined NT not even a year ago as a contributing author, I had no idea I would be getting paid to provide content so soon. Anyways, the blogging position requires me to post daily to the forums on the website. Thanks to first discipling myself with my faith and self care, I am now able to carry that discipline over into my life as an entrepreneur ☺️

So what does this have to do with a blog challenge? Well this morning while sipping my Lingzhi tea, I started thinking well actually I had been thinking about this for months (blogging more) anyways, I thought to myself, If I can commit to daily actions for someone else's business... Why shouldn't I do the same for my business? With that said the challenge begins ✨πŸ™✨πŸ™

Please join me along the way, by sharing, commenting, or following my blog. I promise not to disappoint ☺️ 

With Much Gratitude,
πŸ’œTiffany

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Healing touch in PACU



Often I am asked "if you work in a hospital, how do you practice holistic nursing?" Today I will answer that question briefly. Before I begin to share, I just want to speak on why I chose this topic. A few days ago I Created the topic "healing touch in pacu" with the intention to write about it sometime in the future. After my shower, I went looking thru one of my bags in search of my lavender oil, instead I found one of my first journals since beginning yoga. I happen to stumble upon entries written around the time I had taken level1 healing touch and how excited I was to possibly include the therapy into my private holistic nursing practice. 

Ok back to topic.... Healing touch is an energy therapy that may help alleviate pain and anxiety. Every since I had a patient report to me that simply placing my hands on her shoulder with the intention to help her feel better, I have been very intentional everytime  I touch my patients. Particularly, thoracic patients because they all complain of shoulder pain after their surgery and unfortunately narcotics don't alleviate this type of pain. We use heat packs and repositioning instead, every time I place the heat packs I hold my hands in place for a few seconds with the intention to help my patient heal and to help the energy move thru me and the field to help their body in whatever way needed. I have been practicing this every chance I get and so far it makes for a happy patient and happy nurse. I think my patients can feel my heart centered intention when I place the heat packs because they almost always close their eyes, sigh, and say "oh that feels better "when I do so. Now of course it could be just feeling the heat on their skin from the hot pack but deep inside I know the energy is working. This is just one way I practice holistic nursing in the hospital setting.

To learn more about healing touch please visit http://www.healingtouchprogram.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Revelations

Often I like to drive to work in silence, I normally get the urge to do so when I am feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Normally I listen to music, podcast, motivational speeches, etc but some days usually when I  am feeling out of balance I realize I just need silence. Time to observe my busy thoughts, time to be present! Whenever I do these silent commutes I always have some type of revelation or just a feeling of ease and calm. Today, I was blessed to have a few revelations as well as ease and calmness πŸ™

I've mentioned before that I started a home based business. I am heading into my 5th month with the company. It has definitely been a challenging few months, not because my company isn't amazing.... This morning I realized all of my frustrations with my business are of my own doing. I have been so distracted and trying to create this person that I am not, I have been making excuse after excuse and just making things way more complicated than they need to be. With all that said, July awaits and it's a new start for me and my business.

Besides my home based business, I have also been building my Holistic Nursing Business.  I have been frustrated, distracted and making things so complicated with this business too! This morning I realized, I need to focus on the things I have in place with my business and stop trying to add more things on before I see my first projects thru! So my plan is to focus on my personal yoga practice, my stress mannagement class for my coworkers, and just roll with whatever other oppurtunites pop up along the way ☺️

Grad school also resurfaced. I originally said I would go back in fall 2015, but because of all the chaos I mentioned above I have been toying with the idea of not going back. Well this morning, I decided I have to revisit my original intentions for graduate school and again complete what I have in progress!

Whew! Feels good to get all of that out! Now I just need to get disciplined and really get stuff done 😁

Excuse the dirty windshield, but I just had to capture how beautiful the sky looked this morning. Another benefit of a silent commute..

Monday, June 1, 2015

Tiffany BSN, RN, CYT

This past weekend I took my last 2 classes for my yoga teacher certification! I still can't believe  the program is over, its been a long at times trying journey. I can remember several weekends where I just wanted to quit, there were times that I was tired, missed my kids, missed events, missed time with my husband, missed time just spending the weekend relaxing. In fact there was one weekend where, I was so overwhelmed and exhausted that while trying to drive to training, tears were just running down my face and I turned around and skipped class. Through out all of this, my burning desire to achieve my goals and really bring the change I want to see in our world kept me going. This training was the first thing I ever completed that wasn't "required" or done to " get a job, promotion, etc" This was purely something elective that I wanted to do for myself and my future.

I haven't quite developed exactly what I will do now that I am done, but I would love to share a few things that are going on.

-I have been teaching a chair yoga class for my coworkers for a few weeks now

-I have received a few inquires for private yoga classes

-I even had one of our surgeons ask me to attend one of the meetings for which he is the chair of, to present Yoga and my mission for helping health care workers. We were having a casual conversation when he asked me about my yoga class, I then shared my mission and he then invited me! He wants to see if we can get buy in from some other departments in the hospital :)

- I interviewed at a studio last month to teach. I don't know why I did this , because I've said time and time again that I didn't want to teach at a studio. After the interview, the owner basically said she hired me and asked for my schedule via email. I sent it a few days later, and have yet to hear from her.   This wasn't a surprise to me at all,  I am meant to do more and her lack of response was a sign from the universe that I need to stay focused on what I am doing and my mission.


All in all, I realize we don't always have to have a plan. What's important is to know what you want, and take the steps necessary to get it done, all the while trusting that you are on the right path and being led by a force greater than you!

Much Love and Light to you all!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Stand Out!!!!




I have always been somewhat  drawn to the different side of things, or the nontraditional style of living

-For instance, I chose not to live on campus during college
-I chose to have a child prior to marriage
-when it was time to marry, we had a destination wedding with an open invite
-right out of nursing school I was able to move right into a specialty that DID not accept new nurses traditionally
- I wear my hair in a nontraditional style
-I  have never been into make-up, fancy clothes, or jewelry
-I purchased my dream house under 30
-I have always known exactly what I want for my life and have been able to accomplish everything I decide to do. ( This is because I have always worked from a heart centered space)


Consistent with my personal life, my business has been the same. I chose a non traditional path, a path that is fueled by my hearts desires and not by what is expected. I am proud to be part of two heart centered movements that are changing my life in the most powerful way, as well as the people I serve.

The path  I am on is my destiny and just like my history, I have decided to invest in businesses that are not too popular right now. But, I am one of many spreading and informing the masses on what is near and dear to my heart.  We were all created to be originals, so why follow the lead? why do what everyone expects you to do? Find what makes you stand out and own it! Be proud of who you are and what makes you different.



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

From Frustrated to Fulfilled- A book review

It is with great pleasure that I share my review of Lorie Brown's book titled From Frustrated to Fulfilled. This book includes stories from more than 10 nurses sharing their personal journey from frustration to the path of empowerment. I read this book over the course of a few days and felt as though I was listening to stories of nurses I have worked with in my actual nursing practice. I have not met any of the nurse authors in person, but their Nursing journey and path to empowerment resonated so deeply within me. This book included several nurse authors sharing their unique stories, although unique; each nurse was able to share how they were able to become  an empowered nurse and take control of both their professional and personal lives.  At the end of each chapter, each  author shared action steps on becoming an empowered nurse, I was able to jot down my favorite tips from each of the nurses and use the information to continue on my own path to empowerment. I look forward to referencing the advice from this book as I continue on in my nursing career.  I would highly recommend this book to any nurse, as I have learned something different from each nurse author. 

To learn more about Lorie Brown please visit empowerednurses.org




Friday, March 20, 2015

Vitality

I admit I didn't really understand what it meant to have increased vitality when I read it was one of the benefits of medicinal mushrooms. I have noticed over the last couple weeks since changing my daily coffee  to organic coffee infused with lingzhi, that I have been "feeling better". Lately I have been feeling like it's easier to breathe, I am more aware and conscious of my body and emotions. I noticed I have more energy, it's almost  like my eyes even feel more open! It's a little hard to explain especially because I didn't have anything wrong with me before I started drinking the coffee. I feel more alert, but at the same time calm and relaxed. As a yogi, I can definitely feel a difference in my inhales and exhales, my breathing is smoother and  flows more effectively through my body.  I am also more connected with the rhythm of my heartbeat, sure my heart was beating just fine before, but It feels more vibrant.  I can surely say I know and am experiencing increased vitality.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Finding your voice and vision

Week 3 is a wrap! I must say I ended the week with a bang! I made a very exciting move with my business and it has fired me up even more to really get things going. This week was pretty good, I had the chance to attend a live webinar and one of my team members business reception. I connected with several people throughout the week and overall had a decent week.

This evening I did the "I am" meditation with my mala beads and had some very interesting powerful thoughts come up related to finding my voice and my vision for my new business. I have to admit, I have been attached and obsessed with getting results and I think this may be one of the reasons I haven't recieved those results I think that I want. During my meditation I realized this as well as another important peice..... I haven't really found my voice or vision! I just jumped right in and so far have been letting my team and coaches pretty much tell me exactly what to say and do! Now this is helpful,because I need all the support and training I can get, but at the same time I am leaning way too much on them to help me build my business. The very first training I attended, I learned that no one can build your business for you! So what's a girl to do? Week 4 will be all about me finding my voice and really getting keen on my vision. It is a blessing to have partnered with a company that has so much training and support,  it can also be a curse of you rely solely on the system! You must have faith and confidence in yourself and this is what I have been lacking. I rationalize if I do everything I am taught then I can't fail and if I do it will be the systems fault.... This is so wrong because what I need to do is take the training and support and use it as a tool, but not let it handicap me.

 Here's to week 4 ☺️

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Awesome Week!



I want to make note of the awesome week I've had both with my new business and my private practice. Earlier this week I connected with a fellow yoga nurse and she actually invited me to host lecture with the company she is a part of! The great thing about this offer is I actually already have the content planned since I had to complete something similar for school and I had already been planning a workshop/lecture!

Next, I finally approached management at my current hospital job about offering stress management classes for my coworkers. It was presented at our staff retreat and I have received a fair amount of interest :)

Keeping on the topic of stress management, I received an email that I was chosen as an ambassador for yoga.com! This is very exciting, I will be sharing content, most likely articles. This will be my second writing gig :)


Finally, my biggest awesome news is the turn out for my  business launch! I feel so blessed and excited for my future building my business and my heart literally had flutters seeing all the faces of people who joined my event. I spent a good hour or two after the event following up with everyone, and I love every minute of it. It is so rewarding to work for yourself, helping others realize and achieve their goals, especially doing so from the comfort of my home and connecting with people across the U.S. My company is the perfect blend of the things I love, working from home, technology, education, support, holistic nutrition. So very blessed to be on this journey☺️


Glory to God for continuing to order my steps and place the right opportunities and the right people in my life at the right time. This is all truly divine intervention πŸ™

Saturday, February 28, 2015

My first week with my new company!

In my last post, I announced my new business! I have decided to extend my services as a holistic nurse, to include educating and empowering others to achieve not only health but wealth as well.

Even though I have already started building my client base for my personal practice, i was very nervous to begin my new business. This week was all about defining my "why" really getting an understanding of why I am doing what I am doing.  I also focussed on reaching out to at least 3 people a day. I have hundreds of friends on social media, yet I hardly ever personally speak with them, so this was initially hard, because I didn't want people to think I was being weird. But as a business owner, I have to learn how to be a little more social.

 I had days where I didn't have time to do anything but leave a friendly comment on a post, and there were days when I was able to engage in full conversations! In fact, just by chatting with someone, I found out this women lived very close to me! I had been her social media friend since August 2014 but had no idea we were so close.

During this first week I also immersed myself in the available trainings and meetings my company offers and participated in our group discussion boards. This is a learning process and I am committed to learning as much as I can so that I can share all of the knowledge with my team members, associates and clients.

Yesterday, my product package arrived and that really excited me! Today, I am working on clearing my office space and making it conducive to productive work.



Lastly, I just want touch on the importance  of self care. As excited as I am to start my business and share information, I spent one day this week on my computer for hours! Researching, reading, learning, networking, etc. I ended up with a headache and was exhausted by the end of the day. Lesson here is to BALANCE your personal life and business, I hadn't taken anytime that day to just be. Just like with anything else, you can burn out when running your own business. SO my advice for myself and others is to balance your time appropriately.  For instance, yesterday I listened to a training video while driving to work my hospital job, when I arrived in the parking lot I was overwhelmed with info. I simply turned the radio off and did a 2 minute deep breathing exercise. Afterwords, I felt light, energized, and balanced!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A New Journey

Although I have been building and working as a self employed nurse with my private clients, I haven't been able to create the time and freedom I wish to have as a business professional. The last few months I have been manifesting really taking my self employment to another level. I remember searching for jobs online, but I couldn't find anything appealing. I didn't want another position where I'd be spending 8-12 hrs a day working, or where I HAD to report somewhere. I knew I wanted to help people live happy and healthy lives. I knew I wanted to be my own boss and really promote something I could be proud of. I wanted an opportunity that would provide abundance financially with immense flexibility. Basically, I was looking for an opportunity that could put me in a position to leave my full-time job, focus on building my private client base, creating educational content/ seminars/webinars/workshops, and of course an opportunity that would allow me to have more time with my husband, kids, family, and friends. I had been feeling really upset lately, because I am tired of my current hospital schedule.


About a week ago, I was introduced to a company that offers self employment. I was very, very skeptical. But, something about this company sparked and maintained a sparked interest in my mind. I went back and forth in my head weighing my pros and cons, discussed it with my family and friends, researched, researched, researched, and connected with a few other partners with the company.

A couple nights ago, I had an epiphany. I realized I had been searching for a new opportunity, all the things I mentioned above, and I felt that the company I was introduced to was that opportunity! It fit all of the characteristics of what I wanted in a self employment position.

Now of course, my pessimistic side started to tell me that "this isn't nursing, and it certainly isn't holistic nursing". I battled with this for a good part of the day yesterday until I had another epiphany. The company that I am now a part of is a company that educates, empowers, and supports people in achieving their goals while simultaneously increasing consciousness and awareness of their fullest potential.                                                                                                                                                          I smiled  and my heart felt relieved when I realized this opportunity
is an extension of what I already do as a nurse and as a yoga teacher!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sigma Theta Tau International!

As much as I complain about graduate school and constantly change my mind about taking classes, i am in shock that I received my invitation to join STTI !!!!!  I forgot all about my 4.0 GPA lol. I am taking this invitation as a sign to "keep on keeping" I have never received any kind of academic or professional honors in my entire career so I am so proud to be inducted into STTI! I accepted the request as soon as I seen the email. Another sign.... the colors are purple which is my favorite color! Anyways, I must head off to finish this assignment for grad school that got interrupted
with my induction email. The assignment is due in 5 hours and I only have about 20% completed!

A more formal, professional post will come later about my induction. I just had to share the excitement :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hellllllloooo February!

As usual life has been pretty busy! I am counting down the remaining 2 weeks until my graduate class is over, I have finally decided to really put off anymore classes until fall 2015. I want to spend the last few months of YTT and continue to focuse on self healing, learning for enjoyment, and building my private practice. 

In March I will be traveling to Georgia to teach a yoga class at a women's retreat! It's surreal and I really still can't believe that I will be taking my first solo trip as well as my first business trip! It's funny how we can really manifest what we want and it can come to be. Months ago, maybe even a year or so I started entertaining the idea of traveling for a retreat. As I get deeper into self healing and yoga, I had this desire to go on a retreat. Little did I know I would get this wonderful oppurtunity that I have coming in March.

So the next couple weeks I will be focusing on YTT, building content for my private practice as well as preparing for my trip! Oh I've also contacted my old homecare job because I can't seem to stop thinking about returning to homecare. I know I'm already busy junto plan on returning to homecare in the fall, I love it so much and really miss the 1;1 patient interactions as well as spending more time outdoors and working independently. 

If I have the fall I am imagining I will be working part-time at the hospital and part-time in homecare. I will also have a few clients/workshops lined up for my private practice. I know I said earlier I would return to grad school as well, but that isn't set in stone! 


All for now πŸ™

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Put your blinders on!

Ever hear that saying? It originates from racing horses as their peripheral vision is blocked so the can only focus on the road ahead and not those surrounding them. I read a lovely post over at http://findyourcalm.blogspot.com/2010/07/put-your-blinders-on.html pretty much sums up my reasoning for writing this post.

Often,  I get so caught up in what others think of my business/career plans. My plans are not the norm so folks can be very skeptical and critical. I am getting better with not worrying so much what people think of my plans, because quite frankly their opinions don't change me at all. I have been surrounding myself with likeminded people which is a great advantage but sometimes... when you are a busy body Vata dosha ( read about doshas here, its an Ayurveda thing http://www.chopra.com/vata-dosha)girl like me this can be a "bad" thing.  I say "bad" because I am very easily distracted and if I hear or see something I am interested in, I will jump on that bandwagon in a heartbeat! I can go from researching a yoga posture to finding a therapeutic yoga teacher and just reading all about their yoga journey and business.  There is nothing wrong with researching and being passionate about your goals and interest but it becomes harmful when like me,   we get easily distracted and eventually lose sight of your original goals.

I have to cut myself some slack, because I am a little better than I used to be with getting distracted and jumping on bandwagons. My progress is a result of my yoga practice and journaling.

*Journaling is great for busy minds like me, I simply write notes whenever an idea comes to mind. This keeps me from wanting to research the idea immediately.

Back to the blinders and the original reason I wrote this post......  How can one put on "blinders" well for me, again it will be my
*yoga practice (because this allows you to connect with your true self)
* daily journals (again a connection to self)
*decreasing distractions (social media, TV,etc)
*spending time in nature ( this helps you to become present, in the present moment blinders arent needed)


Till next till :)


I just had to add this qoute I found online by Meryl Steep it reads

“Put blinders on to those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.”http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/706163-put-blinders-on-to-those-things-that-conspire-to-hold

totally applicable to me, because its always my thoughts and my own mind thats distracting me! lol

Monday, January 19, 2015

"Nursing from Within" Book Review



What a treasure! I encourage every nurse to read this book even if you aren't having issues with the current state of nursing. This book isn't just helpful for us as nurses, but the advice and insight Elizabeth provides will help us in our personal lives as well. 
Each chapter has an inspirational quote that goes along with the theme of the chapter,  which I loved! Some of the quotes I wrote down and meditated on what they meant to me. I also enjoyed reading Elizabeth's clinical vignettes and personal stories she shares at the beginning of each chapter, these vignettes are proof that Elizabeth "walks her talk". She tells her story of nursing and describes the problems we face as she has been there. 

This book is not just a summary of nursing problems however, Elizabeth shares how we can all learn to love and be passionate about our careers from nursing within. She has a way of empowering us through her words, reading her book has been such an honor and I am very thankful for the nuggets of wisdom she shares. In the beginning of the book Elizabeth, she shares some of the information she will share we may have heard before. I have to admit, some of the things she recommended, I have heard before but it's something about her perspective that made that same advice seem brand new and inspiring.   

My favorite sentence in her book,   something that I really needed to hear as I am discovering my "nurse within" and going after my hearts desires,  Elizabeth shares " Once you get clear on what it is you want, there's no need to worry about 'how' you will get there" This resonates with me because I have been obsessing over how to really kickstart my business, Elizabeth reminded me to stop worrying because it will happen, just as it did for her!  If you read that quote and wonder how to get clear on what you want, no worries, its all about finding the nurse within and Elizabeth will show you how!






Nursing from Within is an innovative and uplifting guide for nurses at all levels of the profession. Learn how to shift your inner perspective so you can enjoy the work of helping others, regardless of how stressful or challenging the environment you are working in may be. Are you ready to rediscover the joy and passion of nursing? ‘Nursing from Within: A Fresh Alternative to Putting Out Fires and Self-Care Workarounds’ is available now. Get your copy today by visiting Elizabeth Scala’s site, or purchase directly from Amazon.