However, nursing can be a very tough career. You are often physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted at the end of your shift. It is at these times that I remind myself of my choices and why I made them as well as incorporate practices of well-being.
There is a lot of over lapping between my nursing career and my holistic practice. It is only natural. Being who I am in both practices gives me the opportunity to be an example of living my beliefs. I think this gives the most powerful message, especially in nursing. I have had other nurses tell me that they would not have had the courage to advocate as I have. I know the issues I have advocated have made a huge difference in many ways and often in ways unknown. Empowerment, inspiration and wisdom for well-being are shared in both practices.
Regarding my holistic practice, it is part of who I am that I have a firm belief in accountability and empowerment as an essential component of the holistic process. Unfortunately, many people are not ready to “go there” and I can honor that (they would probably fare better to seek another practitioner). I cannot help but to address these issues as I feel we are here to help each other. I feel that if I do not bring to awareness the issues of accountability as well as addressing issues of self empowerment, that I am performing a disservice to the client, myself, and society. If you desire empowerment and to help yourself, I betcha I can help. If I can’t, I will not waste your time, energy and money.
I offer my services because I know they help. I know through personal experiences as well as through the experiences of others. I feel that I am offering a much needed service to our society. Families, communities and societies are as strong as the people who compose them. We need a more empowered and accountable society, and I am doing my part, first with myself, then with one person at a time.