Category Archive: The Holistic Nurse

May
10

Surgiversary

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So now that you’ve hopefully recovered from reading about the craziness that was my life since August, as promised I’m going to attempt catching you up on key changes that have been happening ’round here. Starting with the biggest change…literally. My first year as a postop bariatric patient. Oh boy, brace yourselves. Stats-wise, as of my April …

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May
12

That Whole “Self-Care” Thing

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As I’ve gotten deeper and deeper into school, my self-care practices have been … well, lackluster (and that’s a generous descriptor). I pointed out in my 2013 year in review post that self-care got replaced by survival because I had little energy to do much else. But my pea brain has started figuring something out: …

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Jan
16

Ode to the Needle

One of my unspoken resolutions for 2014 was to tackle these migraines. Why unspoken? Because announcing my goals tends to have the opposite effect for me that it does for others…rather than hold me accountable, my spoken resolutions cause me to rebel against them completely. I think I subconsciously start believing that I don’t have …

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Dec
10

Nurse Teeny’s Favorite Things: 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

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I may be a bit of a Scrooge this year, but that won’t stop me from making a list and checking it twice. 😉 There’s some good stuff out there , and I would be remiss if I didn’t offer some suggestions for gifts to give your favorite nurse or nursing student. It has become …

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Jul
27

The Holistic Nurse: Gender Transitions

I am so excited to introduce you today to Reid Vanderburgh, LMFT, a retired marriage and family therapist who has a wealth of knowledge about supporting and caring for transgender clients. For me a HUGE part of holistic nursing practice is respecting where each of our clients/patients comes from, as well as acquiring knowledge that …

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May
25

The Holistic Nurse: Keeping the Meaning in Birth and Death

We spent the month of April discussing pregnancy and fertility – birthing new life. Today we’ll complete the circle and talk about how we both enter and leave this world. Gretchen Brauer-Rieke is a retired nurse-midwife and the founder of CodaConversations, an educational service for end-of-life health care decision-making. She is also a certified Advance …

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May
18

The Holistic Nurse: How Feldenkrais Can Benefit You

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The Holistic Nurse took a bit of a mental health holiday as I wound down on school, but we should be getting back to our regularly scheduled programming. Except for one thing… …We need more submissions! If you are a provider or a patient and you want to share a story from your world about what …

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Apr
20

The Holistic Nurse: Having a Healthy Pregnancy

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I have a special treat for you all today… In the spirit of a pregnancy-focused April, The Holistic Nurse is featuring a special interview with Caitlin Boyle. Caitlin is the founder of the international Operation Beautiful movement and blogs at Healthy Tipping Point. She is also the author of Operation Beautiful and has two more …

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Apr
06

The Holistic Nurse: Promoting Fertility with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Sorry for the short hiatus, folks! March was a bit of a cluster. But we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming (plus a bonus extra post this month)! Get excited. 🙂 I have written before about my own experiences with acupuncture. Simply put: It has been a godsend over the past three years. I am …

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Feb
24

The Holistic Nurse: The Feldenkrais Method®

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If you have never heard of the Feldenkrais Method®, boy are you in for a treat! And after reading this post by Kim Cottrell, a certified Feldenkrais® practitioner in Portland, Oregon, you will want to rush to your nearest studio and give it a try. That’s what I did after researching this method for my Integrative …

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