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A Member’s Journey: Finding My Voice

Submitted by Lee Anne Hellesto, Nurse Practitioner I really started down my path in my fifties (and no, you don’t have to wait that long!!). I had just finished NP school and had a good job in Internal Medicine treating … Continue reading

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A Member’s Holistic Journey – “Suddenly Awake”

Submitted by Anita Stewart, RN My back was broken, my legs numb. Lying in the hospital bed I pondered the recent series of troubling events.  One morning while putting on my riding boots I had a premonition; a vivid movie … Continue reading

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A “Novice’s” Journey to Holistic Nursing

Submitted by Alie Oyster, BSN, RN OHNA Secretary Nine years ago, I completed a yoga teacher-training program. Tuning into my body through the physical asana and mind via my readings of the yoga sutras, I discovered a lot about myself. … Continue reading

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The Thread of Therapeutic Touch Throughout My Life

How the holistic practice of Therapeutic Touch (TT) has impacted my life. Well, believe it or not, my story must start a long time ago, when I was just a child; well ok, let’s say a teenager. For reasons I won’t … Continue reading

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A Board Member’s Holistic Nutrition Journey

What Holistic Health and Nutrition Has Brought to Me Contributed by Tammera J Karr, PhD BCHN, Director-At-Large My journey into the world of Holistic Health began in the late 1970s when a great aunt gifted me with an herbal nutrition book. … Continue reading

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The Bohemians

By Toni Gilbert, RN (ret), MA, ATC “I know what you are!” my friend Lynn Keegan exclaimed on her second visit to my home. “You are a Bohemian!” I blinked in surprise. “What was a Bohemian,” I wondered. I had … Continue reading

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One Board Member’s Dynamic Path to Holistic Nursing

Submitted by Sierra Bassett RN, BSN OHNA Director-At-Large “The only thing you can count on is change.” My father often repeated this saying to my sisters and I as we were growing up. It is a saying that continues to … Continue reading

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One Board Member’s Holistic Nurse Journey

By deonne wright RN, OHNA Communications Coordinator A holistic nurse’s journey must begin within him/herself. The AHNA Scope and Standards of Practice state, “The nurse’s self-reflection, self-assessment, self-care, healing, and personal development are necessary for service to others, growth/change in … Continue reading

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A Message from the OHNA Director at the New Year

Standing Strong in Times of Change By Marina Ormes, OHNA Director Times of challenge for a nation or a planet are similar to times of challenge for an individual facing illness or injury. A healing response is needed and appropriate. … Continue reading

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Holism – A Bird’s-Eye View from a Board Member

Holism From a Bird’s Eye View I consider myself to be a rogue nurse. A few years ago I was burned out after working inpatient behavioral health with children and adolescents, and later, in outpatient radiation-oncology. I was disgusted with … Continue reading

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