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“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter & bleed.”
~ Ernest Hemingway
"This is a time to relent, conquer, and transform thoughts of negativity.
A once-over body scan finds my muscles relaxing. With each deep inhale, I relax..."
A broken body needs a good body shop.
who we think we should be."
"It’s my personal obligation to see prospects for improvement
when faced with hardship."
"In my mind persistence meets with wisdom, reminding me of the substance in self-awareness and mindfulness. "
As an educator, RN, and person living with chronic pain, I have found my refuge in writing. My journey as a five time published author began with a single entry in my personal journal, "Write a book."
Though I never dealt with depression, when I walked out those hospital doors as a healthcare provider and into the world of healthcare consumer, I walked straight into the brick wall of self-doubt and loss of control. I was introduced to the unfamiliar symptoms of depression. My new therapist confirmed I was not suffering signs of major depression, but I did need to find a way to combat new feelings of worthlessness. That's when I was introduced to biofeedback, hypnosis, meditation, AND journaling.
I always wanted to write a book on the education process. A learning 101 on how to set, measure, and evaluate objectives for learning, a handbook that all middle management people could use for continued education in the workplace. Ironic, right? That never happened. My life was changing and I soon realized, my goals needed to change too so I could move forward. I made the decision to use my skill set to share what I learned. Next obstacle, I have significant short-term memory loss; I can't remember one word from one page to the next. But, if I am anything, I am determined. So I proposed a table of contents to my then therapist, Jeff, and asked, "Will you help?" He said, "Yes." That was my last appointment as a patient and my first day on my new journey.
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