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My journey as a writer began as a child. I wrote poems and short stories which were my way of dealing with various life changing events. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club. Follow me on Twitter @KIngallsAuthor www.facebook.com/KarenIngalls, and you can find my books at www.amazon.com. My first book is Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir which received two awards. All proceeds are donated to gynecologic cancer research. My second book is a novel Novy's Son, about one man's attempt to find love and acceptance from his father. This is an all too common problem in our society. My third book, Davida: Model and Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is about the love affair between this great American sculptor and his model. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2017.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

HEALING FROM WITHIN

   


     Today I am emphasizing how we each might heal from within, no matter our age, present living situation, or our sex. I am borrowing some ideas from an author and nurse, Elizabeth Scala and in her book Nursing from Within. Her  experiences as a nurse led her to seek ways for being more healthy in the workplace as a nurse. Her suggestions apply to all of us in our daily living. Here are just a few:

Problem Solving:
     "Band-aids do not work." Example: "I am always late" for everything. Solutions: Talk to a counselor to find out what is the underlying cause(s). Learned behavior from family? Incorrect thinking it brings positive attention to me? I do not realize the consequences?

     Family issues are unfortunately abundant. There may be jealousy, anger, or even hatred between two or more family members. Talk about the issues, forgive or say "I'm sorry" are a must to have self-growth.

      To fix problems we often have to change our old-age thinking process which maybe worked for a period of time. Time to challenge yourself to seek out new ways to think or respond to issues.


Change yourself:
     It is not always easy. Some people may be critical of the new choices and behaviors you are choosing. For example: change how you react to stress. Let it flow through and out. Or as I wrote in a blog "step to the left" of it.

     Learn from yesterday's events and just plan and/or dream for the future. You only have TODAY!

     Don't keep reliving a negative experience; only the positive ones!


Follow your dreams:
     First of all, we must believe in our dreams. Listen to your heart; knock at or open doors that might lead you on your path.

***When we are angry, depressed, frustrated it does affect our ability to heal from within because of the hormones: adrenaline, norepinephrine, and cortisol.  When they are released for extended periods of time they can decrease immune system, libido and increase blood pressure and sugar production. They are destructive to the body physically, spiritually, and mentally.

Begin the practice of "Healing from Within." Apply the principles and examples from Ms. Scala's book in your everyday life at work or home.



Spiritual Practice Nurse, Elizabeth Scala, transforms the profession of nursing from the inside out. Individuals typically enter nursing with a desire to provide compassionate, heart-based care. Challenged by regulations, financial pressures, and technological advancements today’s nurse struggles to balance the art with the science of nursing. Elizabeth inspires nursing teams to reconnect with the passionate and fulfilling joy of their career. http://elizabethscala.com/





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.



1 comment:

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