Registered Nurse Health Coaches & Counselors Put You First

Rampant consumerism has engulfed the healthcare system in the United States.

This will be no surprise to people who read about medical doctors at major insurance companies denying medical procedures without even looking at the medical records that accompany the request, the “opioid crisis” built around a drug that has made billions of dollars for its manufacturer, and even elite private “concierge” medicine where those who can afford it get private, quick medical consultations on their own schedules.

I’m proud to be one of the last bastions of patient and personal health advocacy left – the legion of registered nurses who have had enough and are doing what they can about it. Many people only associate RNs with bedpans and pills in a hospital, or as obedient people who follow doctor’s orders without question.

RNs have independent licenses, meaning we are free to use the 200+ nursing diagnoses at our disposal to assess, diagnose, plan, treat, and evaluate our practice and our interventions. When you come to see me for private health counseling and life coaching to guide you in making your own decisions and plans for health behavior changes, you remain in control but you also have a distinct advantage. People who don’t receive a sense of empathy, understanding, and warmth are less likely to be able to put changes and recommendations from their doctors into place, but those who do receive understanding and warmth from a nurse case manager (a nurse who works directly with you), are able to benefit from making changes (Fuertes, JN, Boylan LS, Fontanella JA. Behavioral indices in medical care outcomes: The working alliance, adherence, and related factors. Journal of General Internal medicine. 2009; 24(1): 80-85).

In other words, nurses who stand ready to help patients privately and with intentional education and scientific based behavior change support are rare enough – but if you find one and work with her or him, you have almost doubled your chance of making those health-affirming behavior changes like losing weight, understanding medications, or stopping smoking.

Finally, it’s good to know that an RN’s license is usually predicated on patient advocacy as our first duty, our contract with the state that issues our license.

© Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified,  RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!

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Who Knew? Peppermint Oil Muscle Relaxer

Last night I was awakened about 2:30am with a sudden muscle cramp that felt like it was from my achilles tendon up the back of my calf along my soleus muscle. If the occasional night-time foot cramps are bad, this is the mother of that.

I remember hearing something about peppermint oil helping that very thing, so I limped to my kitchen and opened up the drawer where I keep my oils, and grabbed the peppermint. I have to tell you the truth I didn’t even dilute it or grab fractionated coconut oil, I just put 4 drops in my hand and rubbed it up and down the painful area, with a hope and a prayers.

Astonishingly, the cramp ceased immediately. I don’t mean anything but that – just complete and immediate relief. I can’t say any more than that – it quit hurting, I washed the oils off my hands (remember, those oils can burn if they’re in the wrong places), and I went straight back to sleep.

Reading a bit today, I see that there are several oils that can help with this cramping and with muscle pain in general, peppermint, lavender, marjoram and diluted wintergreen. So I learned a little bit and wanted to share this with you, too.

© Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified,  RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!

**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are intended for educational purposes only.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and are not a substitute for professional healthcare.  All recommendations are based on third party research of essential oils and their effectiveness when used for the above listed ailments.  See http://www.PubMed.com for references to some of those studies.  Check out the research and make your own decisions based on complete information.

8 Reasons You Might Crave Foods

Did you know that food cravings are not weaknesses at all. Instead, cravings could be your body sending you some pretty important information, maybe about other things in your life that you are missing. Here are eight different reasons that cravings could be what you feel, instead of what you need.

Number One: Lack of Primary things in your life.  How are your primary relationships in life going? Maybe exercise is off-kilter like too much, or too little, maybe just the wrong kind and you need to change it up a little. Are you feeling bored, uninspired, in the wrong job, or is there an empty spot in your spiritual life? Sometimes these cause emotional eating, where we try to cope with situations by seeking balance in our lives through food. Kind of like a self-medicating, food provides a relief, an escape or sorts when we’re stressed. So, food can be a poor substitute for areas of your life that are important, but lacking. (see: Crockett, A. C., Myhre, S. K., & Rokke, P. D. (2015). Boredom proneness and emotion regulation predict emotional eating. J Health Psychol 20(5), 670–680. and Sinha, R., & Jastreboff, A. M. (2013). Stress as a common risk factor for obesity and addiction. Biol Psychiatry 73(9), 827–835.)

Number Two: Water, water, everywhere – but you aren’t drinking it. It’s true, staying hydrated provides your body with what it really needs, and reduces cravings. There’s no doubt that when your electrolyte balance is off because your fluid volume is low that your sodium levels are high, and your craving for water may come across as cravings for food. Conversely, intake of water with a meal will help you feel satisfied sooner and reduce the un-needed calories you eat. If you exercise hard, drink water – as much as ignoring water all day, sweating it out means electrolytes are either lost through sweat, or remain concentrated in a water-poor balance. (see: Corney, R. A., Sunderland, C., & James, L. J. (2016). Immediate pre-meal water ingestion decreases voluntary food intake in lean young males. Eur J Nutr 55(2), 815–819.)

Number Three: Energy (yin and yang) imbalances. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), foods can be identified as either yin (expansive) or yang (contractive). TCM theory posits that foods that are too yin or too yang can lead to cravings for the opposite so that balance can be maintained, similar to Western Medicine’s identification of “homeostasis,” or the body’s way of maintaining balance. In TCM, foods that are neutral (like grains, vegetables and beans) are preferable to extremes that can lead to cravings. Like – eating too much sugar (a yin food) can cause cravings for dense foods like meat (yang).

Number Four: Old emotions surfacing. Sometimes what we had as a child is the basis for cravings, especially when they’re hooked to happy, positive memories. Comfort food, anyone? Sometimes we try to create those positive experiences and seek the feelings of comfort that were provided when we were younger.

Number Five: ‘Tis the Season. Ever notice how your taste for certain foods changes with the seasons? We’re more apt to crave fruits, salads, raw foods, and cooler items that are lighter and satisfying in the summer time. In the cooler half of the year, maybe meat, cooked root vegetables, nuts, oil and fat are what we want – things that warm us up. Family gatherings at holiday times in Fall and Winter often have designated menu items that we look forward to and crave.

Number Six: What’s Missing is needed. If we’re not ingesting adequate amounts of certain minerals or other nutrients, we might have odd and inexplicable cravings. One answer to this deficiency is the body craving non-food items, like red clay. Commonly eaten during pregnancies, this is called “pica,” and is the non-concious way the body directs us to get the minerals or nutrients we need. (It can also be an eating disorder, but most of the time I have seen this as a nurse, is when it’s clay and pregnancy.)

Number Seven: Hormonal Disregulation. Menstuation, pregnancy, menopause, testosterone level changes and estrogen changes can also cause some unique cravings. When stress is high, hormones also respond from the stress reaction and can alter our cravings in odd ways.

Number Eight: What’s Old Comes Back – “Devolution.” Changes that we try to make don’t happen overnight with perfection and predictability. We unconciously revert to old habits unless we are practicing a constant awareness, which is almost impossible. It’s more important to be kind to yourself and realize that going off track every now and then is just going to happen. Like having that one cooking really doesn’t ruin the whole day and give you an excuse to just overeat the rest of the day. No! Acknowledge the mistake, make peace with yourself and do your best. The process of change isn’t perfect, and it’s the long term that matters.

Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified,  RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey. Appointments, classes and structure learning experiences are available.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!

Rediscovering Pure Sleep

Sleep.
   Many of us are wrapped in busy-ness out of our necessities, and find that this basic human body need is bypassed. We feel tired, unrested, anxious, and can begin to feel weak and unprepared for Life. Sick. Even broken.
   I am presenting this for your consideration out of my own experience. For years, I’ve tried the valerian, the 10mg (yes!) of melatonin, passionflower, edible marijuana, and pharmaceutical means. None of them really provide me with restful sleep over chemical stillness. This has made an almost immediate change for me, and I find it, in a word:    Astonishing.
  Below you will find the corporate-approved information and references about Serenity Restful Blend. What you can’t possibly read is the very soul of gratitude I have for this very blend. Sleep, rest, and calmness are again present in my life, and even though pain is a constant companion, I can cope and manage again.
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“According to world-renowned sleep expert Dr. Russell G. Foster, if you are an average person 36 percent of your life will be spent sleeping. Based on time and direct influence on health, sleeping may be the single biggest component of overall well-being, yet of all healthy lifestyle behaviors, it has traditionally received the least attention. With modern research has come an increased understanding of what happens when we sleep and its importance, along with new methods of addressing this pervasive issue.

During our long period of rest, we cycle through four stages of non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, followed by a single stage of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. During the NREM cycles, your body is hard at work restoring cells; building and rebuilding muscle tissue; working on organ, bone, and immune system health; and transferring information to the cerebral cortex to form new connections and memories. The ensuing REM stage focuses on mental restoration: sorting memory and creating space in the brain for the next wave of new connections. While the National Institutes of Health suggest the average adult sleeps less than 7 hours per night, 7.5–9 hours are required to fully go through the NREM-REM cycles and effectively restore your body and mind. Along with the accumulating daily fatigue, sleep deprivation negatively impacts the function of your immune system, inhibiting its ability to fight off infection. A lack of sleep puts your endocrine system on a roller coaster, negatively influencing vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels, increasing risk for countless health conditions. It can even increase hunger and decrease food satisfaction. Sleep has direct effects on the proper function of all your body systems and getting into a perpetual cycle of disturbed sleep has real health consequences.

A great sleep aid is found in the substance believed to be the seed of modern aromatherapy. Lavender is a highly researched essential oil. The majority of this scientific study involves its calming and relaxing properties when used topically and especially aromatically. Numerous studies, involving multiple participant groups, have shown that aromatherapy with Lavender essential oil as an addition to the bedtime routine can improve sleep duration and satisfaction while decreasing night waking and overall fatigue levels (2-5). A recent study found that developing a routine of inhaling Lavender prior to bedtime can even have a long-acting re-balancing effect on the sleep cycle (6). What is lesser known is the breadth of sleep-supporting properties imparted by Lavender essential oil when taken internally. Clinical and experimental research has shown that orally ingested Lavender essential oil may aid in both preparing for sleep and improving waking energy levels (7,8). While the mechanism of these benefits is not wholly understood, it is believed that it is at least partially due to its ability to influence neurotransmitter activity and have a general soothing effect on the nervous system (9).

Like Lavender essential oil, L-theanine can be found in a substance that has literally thousands of years of use for its health-benefitting properties. The counterpart to amino acids L-glutamate and L-glutamine, L-theanine is a constituent of green tea. Although green tea can be highly caffeinated, it doesn’t seem to have a stimulating effect, and research is beginning to demonstrate that this may be due to L-theanine. While most of the current research revolves around its “soothing” and stimulant-inhibiting effects when combined with caffeine, the research regarding its sleep-promoting benefits is growing. In clinical trials, L-theanine has shown the ability to help subjects stay asleep and get higher quality sleep. Use of L-theanine has been shown to improve both sleep efficiency and sleep latency (10,11). Though the underlying mechanisms aren’t yet totally understood, it is thought that the sleep-related benefits of L-theanine consumption are due to its ability to stabilize the glutamatergic concentration and alter levels of serotonin and other neurotransmitters in the brain (12,13). Like Lavender essential oil, when consumed, L-theanine influences neurotransmitter activity to encourage the development of better sleep hygiene and more effective rest.

doTERRA SerenityTM Restful Complex Softgels combine Lavender and L-theanine with other sleep-promoting botanical extracts. Complementing your normal bedtime routine with Serenity Softgels may be the nutritional support you need for effective sleep and optimal well-being.

Bibliography:

doTERRA Serenity Restful Complex Clinical Trial

  1. von Ruesten A, Weikert C, and Boeing H. Association of sleep deprivation with chronic diseases in the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition (EPIC)-Potsdam study. PLOS One. 2012. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0030972
  2. Al Khatib H, harding S, Darzi J, and Pot G. The effects of partial sleep deprivation on energy balance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017;71(5):614-624.
  3. Ferrie J, et al. Sleep epidemiology–a rapidly growing field. International Journal of Epidemiology.
  4. Stevens N, Dorsett J, DaBell A, Egget D, Han X, Parker T. Subjective assessment of the effects of an herbal supplement containing lavender essential oil on sleep quality: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study. Cogent Medicine. 2017. doi.org/10.1080/2331205X.2017.1380871. “

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You can read more at my doTERRA website if you like.

© Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified,  RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!

 

How to Partner with LizzieB’s doTerra Team

Simple instructions on how to become a doTerra Wellness Advocate

(with a free webshop)

or Wholesale Buyer – no monthly fees!

What is Doterra?

Doterra was formed in 2008 and offers a range of products ranging from therapeutic grade essential oils to Doterra oil infused toothpaste and supplements They are sold on a philosophy of natural living by Doterra distributor that speaks very loudly to millions of people around the world.

What are Doterra essential oils?

Doterra essential oils are natural compounds found in various parts of plants, which give plants not only their fragrance but also their immunity, which is the root of their wellness capabilities for humans.

Where does Doterra operate? 

Doterra has already a strong presence in North America, Europe, Oceania, Latin America and Asia and continues to expand due to the attractiveness of its product line and to the wide variety of resources available the Doterra consultant which help get the word out about Doterra essential oils in a healthy lifestyle.

What is my competition?

Personally, I believe in cooperation over competition. Doterra oils have a massive impact on  wellness and overall health. In the MLM (direct marketing) industry, they are the best game in townWhether you join the team as a wholesale customer or an Advocate, you get the ease of direct purchase and the opportunity to share your experiences with others, too.

There are only a few companies doing as well and creating great earnings for the doTerra Advocate who want to work just a few hours a week. doTerra products are perfectly timed with an international market that’s hungry for natural wellness products, that are high quality, safe, and pure.

If you choose the basic doTerra Wellness Advocate business package you will get:

  • A new, stable and reliable opportunity that was Founded in 2008
  • A company that is debt free company with no outside funding
  • The possibility to gain unlimited earning potential
  • A company that has a high retention rate of over 65% which is one of the highest in the industry
  • Considering these products are not sold in the local supermarket as a Doterra distributor you will be the main method and outlet for product sales
  • As a Doterra Wellness Advocates (Doterra distributor) you will get 25% off all Doterra Products
  • Additionally, a Doterra Wellness Advocates receives a Free webshop to market your Doterra business and a Free back office to manage your Doterra business
  • There is No monthly fee once you have paid your enrollment fee. If you purchase a product enrollment kit the enrollment fee is waived. Click here to see the advantages of being either a customer or a doTerra Wellness Advocate!
  • Finally, you are able to sponsor new distributors and receive bonuses on their sales and of course if they sponsor someone, from their sales also.
  • Plus, you get support and experience of your sponsor, which is me, an advanced holistic nurse and experienced health and wellness advocate!

To become a Doterra rep read these simple enrollment instructions:

  1. Click here to be directed to the Doterra distributor enrollment page!
  2. Next choose the your language and country
  3. Choose “Wellness Advocate” and click continue
  4. Fill in your details
  5. Enroller ID and Sponsor ID is: 5488623
  6. Choose your kit (there are many prices available, to suit all budget sizes. If you purchase one of the many enrolment kits you don’t pay the startup fee)
  7. All packages includes a free webshop, back office and no monthly fee
  8. Click Continue
  9. Pay for your order

In a few minutes you will receive an email welcoming from Doterra and access to your Doterra Wellness Advocate Membership.

Making the decision to become a Doterra rep will be one of the best decision you will ever make. Be sure to choose your sponsor wisely, because the choice is yours.

© Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified,  RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!

 

 

 

 

the Real Food Factor

Stepping out of the trap of what others expect.

This is going to be a personal experience blog post – one that I believe in for the sake of transparency and authenticity. And, it’s about health improvement and weight loss and getting my head straight.

Today, I started by considering the things in life that I don’t want.

  • I don’t want to be a burden for others to have to care for as I age
  • I don’t want to watch my own self wither farther away because of depression and decisions that someone else made for me.
  • I don’t want to live a normal life.
  • I don’t want to keep eating foods (or ‘phoods’) that leave me wanting, empty, fat, and aging.
  • I don’t want migraines any more
  • I don’t want to be at an unhealthy BMI and weight any more.

And one of the main decisions, thanks to the concept being reiterated until I finally “get it,” is that I don’t care what works for other people – it does not work for me. And I am tired of trying to fit in. As Joshua Rosenthal said – there is a difference is fitting in and fitting out. Since I realize now that I don’t fit in very well, I’m really happy with fitting out. That means I get to choose.

Did you know you get to choose?

  • What you eat and when
  • What you wear and when
  • Where you go and what and when you do
  • What size your body is
  • How fit your body is
  • What you believe

And, it’s a journey. It’s movement one bit at a time and one moment at a time. One little, tiny decision, at a time.

I really appreciate what Louise L. Hay said, when she explained that:

“the only point of power you have is right now, in this moment. You can always resist something when you decide to do it.”

With all that said, I’m on a mission for me and it will be evolving. Maybe you wonder about complying with society’s demands, too.

But let’s be very clear: there is a health crisis all around us. There is a conspiracy to get us to eat more of the processed foods, animal-sourced foods, foods with chemicals and insecticides unlabeled, fast-food is cheap and vegetables are expensive. Why is this? Because your health is not worth much to Big Agriculture and those who make money off your choices and illnesses.

It’s entirely your choice, just as it’s mine. And it’s not an easy choice.

Sometimes you’ll be doing the Hokey-Pokey with one foot in and one foot out. But that’s fine. It’s the Hokey-Pokey that might make it okay one day for you to put both feet in, jump out, and jump back in. It’s a journey. One decision at a time.

For myself, I’m tired of it. Just simply tired of feeling tired.

#realfoodfactorplantbasedweightloss #letsdothis #liveinauthenticity #noshame

© Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified,  RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!

 

 

 

 

Food Experiments and Innate Wisdom

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you doBenjamin Spock

Learning to trust is an important success in life.

If you are a client or patient of mine, you’ll know that we work toward developing a measure of introspection. The ability to look within requires a specific discipline to stay the course until you can learn to trust what’s inside, little by little. The way in is never the same for everyone, or even any two people, really.

Sometimes the work might be facilitated by Story, by Journal, by food experiments, or by practicing assertive  presence and communication skills in a safe setting. It takes a conversation to designate your very own path and interest, paired with your willingness and desire to see results.

What ever modality, or combination of modalities is chosen, the perseverence is what is important to arrive at a successful place. Success, here, is measured by your own assessment.

Because learning to trust one area of your life opens up your ability to trust your own innate wisdom in all of your life.

© Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified,  RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!

Money and Your Health, Pt. 3

After we’ve journaled and explored our relationship with money, we probably now have identified some fears and some concerns we have.

The final piece of exploring our money situation is developing the ability to look at our finances without judgment or a place of fear, but instead with love. Love. This means being able to tell ourselves the truth about our individual selves and money. Without fear or judgment. This ability to look at our relationship with money without fear and with love is an important step in becoming financially free.

When we make the decision to be loving and fearless, we are in a position to reclaim our power and view our finances differently:

  • First, we can be honest about our current financial state. This is where you assess how much debt you have, how much money earn, and how much you are spending. It’s important to be nonjudgemental, confident, calm and objective.

(Sharing my own experience, I would look at the concept of “income,” simple as it sounds. I would get stuck because my mind would bring up questions like, “what about taxes?;” “what about automatic deductions?” and I would give up before I started. Why? Because it was easier to stay stuck out of fear, than it was to look squarely at what the flow of money was. Was I judging money? No! I was judging my own self and condemning my own decisions and running the scripts that supported fear. Sound familiar? It’s okay. We can move past this when we decide to.)

  • Second, unburden yourself! Tell another person about your current finances. You can tell your story, maybe you would like to ask this person to just listen to you as you move through your process and develop confidence. By telling another person, you hear your own story, and you can see that your fears and hesitations really aren’t the end of the world. If you talk to a person skilled in reflective listening, you will be supported in your decisions and you’ll quickly develop your own strategy and have that gentle accountability, too.
  • It’s important to know that you have your own innate worth, and that money flow does not determine your worth. Money is not value, it’s a tool.

Journal time!

List some things that you value about your Self. All the big things and the small things you can think of. Read this list before you go to sleep at night. Add to it as new awareness of self-worth develops, as you will surely find them. Self-worth is a new concept and a new skill.

Through all these steps, I hope you found a few skills that help you to see that money is not you, and that you have innate worth. You have a vision of what things might be like if money was not a concern, and we looked at what a career that aligns with your dreams looks like.

Now that some clear goals and trends are identified, I hope you can aim your creativity, affirmations, and decisions to create your dream job that aligns with what you truly want and value.

PART 1 CLICK HERE

PART 2 CLICK HERE

 

© Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified,  RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!

Money & Your Health pt. 2

Part 2 of a 3 part series

Most of us that read about money have realized that money is the product of work! Whether we work for ourselves, in partnership with others, or as an employee, we understand that work is what we do.

But: here’s a question to think over:

Does the work that you do align with your passion or sense of purpose?

Not very many of us can answer this with an enthusiastic “YES!” but most of us feel like we’re pretty “okay” with our jobs.

So have you ever thought about what your work would be if it were soul-satisfying, and absolutely what you would do if money didn’t matter? Even if you don’t have your “dream” occupation, let’s take a few minutes to develop what that dream occupation would be. Then, we’ll have a set of skills and ideas for a couple of reasons, which we’ll get to at the end of the exercise.

Writing time!  Take a few minutes, maybe a half an hour total, get your journal that we worked on in part 1, and let’s do some creative writing again. We are going to brainstorm and capture what a dream job would look like. Write out your ideal and create your own “official” job description, job title, and all the details.

  • Title of Your Position
  • Description of What the Job Requirements are
  • Salary that you will have
  • What are your daily responsibilities and tasks
  • What requirements do you need – skills, education, qualifications?

First, now that you have an idea,  think about what responsibilities and tasks you can incorporate into your current position. This is one way of bringing your Joy into what you do, now.

Second, what skills do you think you should develop? Even while you are working maybe you can take some classes part time, research setting up a business, look for meet up groups that appeal to people who have the same interests, or other ideas that come to you.

Third,  are there some steps you can do right now to begin creating your reality? After your assessment of skills or steps needed in the paragraph above, think about things like going to look at office space (you don’t have to lease it just yet. of course!), find out how to get a business license, maybe decide if you’ll run your business online only for now, do you need a wholesale permit or a desk?

Now that you have some clarity around how your money comes in to you and that it’s possible to earn your living with Joy and Purpose, you can learn to bring love to what you do now, even if it isn’t what you would love to do later. And, you have some ideas to develop into your next business idea if you choose to do so!

PART 1 CLICK HERE

PART 3 CLICK HERE

© Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified,  RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!

EWG Dirty Dozen & Clean 15

Have you wondered about specific foods that are better to buy organic, and which ones are okay to buy conventional if you can’t always buy organic?

Basically, conventionally grown foods can have many unlabeled chemicals and pesticides used on them, some of which are in the food and can’t be washed of. Growing food without these chemicals and only using natural pest control methods without chemicals is called “organic,” and has to be proven to earn the U.S. Organical seal.

Download and use this handy guide on what’s best bought organic, and what’s okay because the chemical burden is pretty low. The important thing:

Get in all the fruits and vegetables you can, and teach your kids to eat them.

Dirty12Clean15.pdf

© Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified,  RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!