Pregnancy Brain: Is It Real?

Is “pregnancy brain” real? Like many pregnant moms I am finding myself being unusually forgetful, feeling more mentally foggy, and even using the wrong words in conversation. This article discusses the normal brain changes that occur during pregnancy and how these changes may be nature’s way of transitioning women into motherhood. In fact, pregnancy brain may actually be a good thing…

Why Nurses Need To Practice Yoga: Self Care For The Caregiver

Nursing is a challenging career. In addition to physical problems such as chronic back pain, being a nurse can contribute to additional issues like burnout, compassion fatigue, chronic stress or even depression. Nurses need to make self care a priority. One way to do that is by developing a regular yoga practice. Read more to learn what the research says about the benefits of having a yoga practice…

Unpaid Maternity Leave As A Registered Nurse: How To Make It Work

As an expecting mother and registered nurse, I will soon be confronting one of the biggest downfalls to being a per diem RN: unpaid maternity leave. Unpaid maternity leave in the US can be a real financial drain for families. This post discusses how to plan for unpaid maternity leave as a per diem registered nurse including several tips on how to make it work best for you…

The Art Of Taking Road Trips With A Toddler

We have pretty much been-there-done-that with every single tip ever mentioned on how to make road tripping easier when you’re toting a toddler along. Having made several 8 hour car treks from LA to Northern California over a half dozen times you would think we would be experts at toddler travel by now. Yet, road tripping with our toddler remains a constant learning experience for us. This week was no exception as our family trekked eight hours from El Segundo to Tomales Bay located on the Northern California Pacific Coast for a well-needed vacation. Read more to learn our top 5 tricks for toddler travel and why it is so important for us to keep taking family vacations with a toddler in tow…

Headspace: How An App Is Making Meditation More Attainable

Headspace is an app that is making meditation more attainable to anyone living a busy life. It includes several different types of meditations from 10 minutes to 1 hour in length. This post also gives tips for other ways to incorporate frequent meditation into your life…

I Quit Social Media For One Week: This Is What Happened…

Is addiction to social media just being lazy? I asked myself this question and a few others. Then I quit social media for one week and had many surprisingly pleasant changes in my life. I found many surprising benefits including increased presence in my life, added productivity in things that matter most, and even better sleep…

How I Paid Off 27k In Nursing School Student Loan Debt In 9 Months (And Other Tips For Getting Rid Of Debt)

I paid off 27k in nursing school student loan debt in 9 months. This post talks about how I used several strategies for paying off debt and includes helpful information about staying out of debt and saving money for the future…

Turmeric Tea Recipe: Secrets Of The Centurion Lifestyle

Turmeric has been studied in over 6000 peer reviewed articles and has a proven track record for improving health. You can make this delicious and nutritious tea at home to reap the benefits. This post includes a recipe for making your own turmeric tea…

Health Benefits Of Turmeric: An Anti Inflammatory Super Spice

Turmeric has many health and anti-inflammatory benefits. It is a superfood with a proven track record for improving overall nutrition including anti-oxidant protection, cancer prevention, brain protection, pain and arthritis management, lowering risk of heart disease, and anti-inflammatory protection. This post reviews turmeric’s benefits and provides links for further education…