March 2017

Raylen blow woman stretching in water at sunset
Mindfulness meditation practice is a practice of paying attention with non-judgmental awareness. It’s simply noticing what’s happening, one breath at a time. This moment, what happens when you rest your attention onto your breath? What do you notice as you feel each inhalation and exhalation? And can the experience be enough? Take time in nature to breathe. Raylen in a quiet moment. As we continue...
woman consult with physician
Top 5 Reasons to Make an Appointment As a Nurse Navigator at Beebe Healthcare, I get asked all sorts of questions. However, one of the most common questions people ask is why they should have a primary care physician. Here are my top 5 reasons why you should have a PCP and when you should see your primary care: You are sick. One of the main reasons people see their doctor is because they are...
Sue and husband
What has Cancer taught me? What cancer has taught me is that life is unpredictable. Is it something that one can prepare for? No. For me, the biggest lesson was to let things go. I was a bit of a control junkie. I accepted that If my house wasn’t cleaned the way I liked it, oh well – it was clean. Was the laundry done the way I do it? No, but it was done. With cancer, the only thing you can...
Plan ahead instead of letting food go to waste.
The simple act of throwing items away – decluttering – can help you clear out the trash in your mind as well. Some say that throwing away items that don’t bring you joy can actually improve your overall view of life. I say – if it is broken, unused, or not healthy, toss it out. Cleaning out the bathroom cupboards is actually something that brings me joy in many ways. Often I find random toys or...
Healthy Selfie
As the mother of three children, I often worry about how living in a world concerned with social media will affect them. When I was a teen, there was no concern about what everyone was doing, no one to “screen shot” the homework, no worry about keeping up my “streaks!” Nor, was I worried about my reputation being ruined online. I was lucky to have a “princess” phone in my bedroom and could call my...