Tag Archives: Self Care

FMM 4 5 19 Distilled Spirits

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. I was a late arriver to the gym scene.  My husband took up jogging in the early years of our marriage, but I always told him I preferred to exercise my mind.  With a […]

FMM 3 29 19 Mother and Child Reunion

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver.  I am the youngest in my family.  I found that to be frustrating as a child, as I had no baby brothers or sisters to play with.  My mother was unmoved by my requests.  She often declared herself to ‘have no maternal […]

FMM 2 20 15 Bumping into Ego

“I never learned anything while I was talking”~Larry King. I had been a nurse for almost 30 years when I finally decided to go back to school.  There were many reasons or probably excuses for this, but one of the biggest was my own ego.  What could they probably teach me about nursing?  I played […]

FMM 9 19 14 Listen to your Body

“Effective health care depends on self-care.  This fact is currently heralded as if it were a discovery.” ~ Ivan Illich.   I am a master at the art of procrastination, have practiced it ever since I was a child.  Despite the moralistic stance I take with my students when I find them guilty of the […]

Sleep and Literacy FMM 3 30 12

When last did you get a good night’s sleep? We need our rest! Studies have shown that people who get on average less than eight hours a night are more likely to develop chronic health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and obesity. Not to mention shortening your life expectancy. In our busy lives we […]