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Taking Care of Me

Submitted by Cordy Anderson, RN, BSN, QTTT, CCMHP OHNA Treasurer One thing I want to share right off is that doing things to take care of myself is much easier now that I am retired. Before retirement, I awoke and … Continue reading

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A Sweet Surprise About Holistic Nursing

Submitted by Christina Dynamite BSN, RN-BC, NC-BC OHNA Conference Coordinator-in-Training As a new board member I was tasked with writing a sort of “what is holistic nursing to me” blog post and I’ve found myself unable to define that quite yet, … Continue reading

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My Journey to “Sacred Selfishness”

Submitted by Breeze Powell Spivey, RN I grew up in a family where all things alternative and natural were our normal. We always had a naturopath as our family practitioner, and we used plants and folk remedies as our first line … Continue reading

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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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