Not too long ago I was enjoying breakfast with my boyfriend at one of our favorite local diners. It had been a slow, roll-out-of-bed Saturday morning -- Just what I needed after another busy week at the hospital. But somewhere between easy conversation & bottomless coffee, my mind suddenly shifted into high-gear. While going over … Continue reading Keepin’ It Real: How I Deal With Stress
I'm typing this post from the booth of my new favorite coffee shop, chai latte in hand -- Something I haven't done in a while. I'm finally off of new grad orientation as a Registered Nurse, working three nights a week at the hospital, catching up with friends & family, budgeting my money & my … Continue reading Fiercely Real: 4 Ways To Find YOUR Fit
Lots of big changes happening these days! After (finally!) passing my boards & becoming a fully-licensed nurse, I'm looking forward to a relaxing summer before starting my full-time job at the hospital in August. Up next -- Moving into my first big-girl apartment with friends. I've already spent way too many hours updating Pinterest with home decorating … Continue reading Happy Space: 5 Easy Indoor Plants To Try Now
It seems like in recent years, what were once considered whacky, "new-age" trends are now taking the forefront of wellness news. I'm alllll about gettin' my zen on & am pretty much willing to try anything at this point -- from hot yoga & crystal healing to reflexology & Himalayan salt lamps. As someone who used to … Continue reading Jade Rolling: Worth The Hype?
In nursing school, I was taught early on that pain is the fifth vital sign. We ask our patients to rate pain on a scale of 0-10 & answer questions about location, onset, & intensity to find the best treatment plan. Sometimes, pain is the only window into understanding what we may not otherwise … Continue reading Better For It: Why Pain Only Makes Us Stronger
I haven't been able to post as much as I'd like to this semester, especially since I'm still getting this thing off the ground & figuring out exactly what it is I want to say. Anyways, here's a (not-so) quick summary of what's been on my mind -- (excerpted from my CHAARG Instagram, @the.fitnurse) "A year ago … Continue reading Hey! It’s Been A While…
If you’re reading this, we’re already friends. 🙂 I’m hoping that as this blog grows & I have the chance to expand my ideas more, maybe you’ll get something out of it as well -- (wishful thinking, I know). So, here’s a word or two about how I got here. I’ve always loved writing & … Continue reading My Story