“You don’t understand your power, your influence.” The tears were streaming down my face, I was in a seated fetal position and I was choking back sobs as I heard these words. This was not the first time I had heard these words and while my tears may have been coming from a place of…… Continue reading Dimming our Light…
I saw my last patient last week. My last patient in 20 years of service as a nurse. This individual made an appointment for vague symptoms, didn’t appear ill and when bluntly asked what was needed, stated a note in order to skip a mid-term. Knowing that this would be my last patient, I felt…… Continue reading Closing Time…
It’s been almost two weeks since my last post, but for good reason. My beautiful mom was here for a week-long visit and in finding the balance of my daily responsibilities to others and myself, the rest of my time was prioritized as being truly present with and for her. My mom is young, all of 63,…… Continue reading The Warrior Within….
There is an unexpected outcome that has resulted from my writing. While I am so grateful and happy that this blog is helping others, it is actually helping me more. I guess that is a by-product of when we provide care, right? We heal some sort of personal wound or find some sort of personal closure within…… Continue reading Oh hello there, shadow side….
I have always been a morning person. There is something very inspiring about waking up right before sunrise and being apart of the quiet, slow rising and renewal that a new day brings. When I worked nights, the 500 am rush of patient tests, assessments and physician rounds gave me a sense of peace and fulfillment that…… Continue reading The Importance of a Morning Ritual
I heard a term today that rocked me to my core. I am living life half-open. I cannot take credit for this term, but when I heard the words, I would’ve rather been hit by a bullet. I have felt that over the last 2 years I have taken a leap to live life fully, for myself,…… Continue reading Catch & Release….Being OK with the Flow
There is an inside joke about yoga. “Hi, I’m Cara and yoga ruined my life.” You laugh, but it’s the truth. You start out looking for a way to de-stress and let go of all the crap that builds up day after day and then all of a sudden, it penetrates every fiber and molecule of…… Continue reading Yes, Yoga Changed Me