I’ve been a caretaker my entire life. I've always been described as a good listener, someone who enjoys helping others solve problems and knows how to get things done. I recently completed an assignment with my spiritual counselor in which I had to identify my strengths as a small child. The one that jumped off the page was, “I always wanted to do nice things for others." Typical statement of a little girl who grew up to be a nurse, right? I became a licensed practical nurse at the age of 20, and a registered nurse with an Associate’s Degree at the age of 21. Over a 30 year career as a nurse I worked in several different specialty areas and eventually earned my master’s degree. The highlights of my career were teaching nursing students at a Pennsylvania State University and working in the emergency room. Providing patient education and advocacy was the best part of my job.
So, like many of us who end up with a chronic or terminal disease, a common thread seems to be the statement, “I've been a caretaker my entire life." Yes, decades of caring for others, and doing little to care for myself, resulted in two inflammatory chronic diseases that surfaced 13-14 years ago. I retired from nursing for many reasons, but primarily because of my chronic illness. During my own healing journey, I found the New York Times best-selling book Radical Remission:Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, and am now applying the 10 healing factors to my daily life. My thought was, why wait until I have cancer? I've since trained to become a Radical Remission Workshop Facilitator, a Certified Wellness Coach, and a Radical Remission Coach.
I am a Mom to 3 beautiful kids and I have 2 grandchildren. I enjoy the outdoors and most anything that keeps me active. I look forward to helping you navigate through your health journey.
Gastrointestinal Health Challenges