Showing posts from November, 2020

Retrain your Mind for Peace

  Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. - Wayne Dyer Stress management is doing all that you can to counter to negative effects that uncheck stress can have on your life. Stress is not avoidable. You cannot, should not, and will not ever be stress-free, at least not while you are living. Everything about managing stress is cliche. You have heard it all before. Unfortunately, we are stubborn creatures and do not listen even when it is good for us.  One of my biggest causes of stress is worrying about things that I cannot remotely affect. I also make up potential scenarios in my head that have not happened yet, that may never happen, and then stress about them. I know I am not alone. Why do we do this to ourselves? How can we stop it.  Retrain our minds. Retrain ourselves to be mindful of the now and to live in the presence. Learn to distinguish between the things we can actually have an effect on and the things that

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey can now be added to my list of yearly must-watch holiday movies. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey starring Forest Whitaker, Madelyn Mills, Ricky Martin, and Phylicia Rashad just to name a few memorable stars, is a wonderfully fantastical look into an inventor’s life after it all falls apart.  I was not impressed at first. The singing sometimes threw me off mainly becausethe songs could have been better even though the voices were phenomenal. I kept watching it anyway, and I am so glad I did.  I loved the setting of this little fantastical town where anything was possible only if you believed. It was quaint and complemented by the colorful costume designs. I loved the diversity of the town and the way they showcased our natural hair with a variety of styles. What made everything come together so well was the strong acting. The Keegan Key casting was a perfect transition from his younger self. Madelyn Mills, the young actress playing journey, was phen

What is Type 3 Diabetes?

What is Type 3 Diabetes? How many of you know that type 3 diabetes is a thing? Not only is it a thing but it might not be the thing you think. It is a thing that is surprisingly affecting more than five million Americans and growing. That’s right and growing. More and more research is validating the existence of the “new” type 3 diabetes. If you want some sobering statistics on the prevalence of this condition and its growing spread just visit . The Alzheimer's Association maintains that “by 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s dementia (AD) may grow to a projected 13.8 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or cure Alzheimer’s disease.” That’s right, the Alzheimer’s Association.  Are you shocked? Taken aback? I was certainly surprised at this link. As a nurse that focuses on stress management, I constantly research medical trends, particularly ones that highlight how we can improve our overall wellbeing. Inter

Queen's Gambit Review

Queen’s Gambit is now playing on Netflix and stars Anya Taylor-Joy who delivered a solid performance. The most remarkable thing about this seven-episode series is that it kept me riveted to their chess games as if I actually knew what was going on. I did not- at all. Nevertheless, I watched like I was watching game seven of an NBA championship playoff, and my team needed to score in the final 10 seconds for the win.  I try to avoid taking on new series because I don’t have the time for it and I do not want to get so invested in a show with a ridiculous amount of episodes. Thankfully, Queen’s Gambit only had seven. With that being said, I think I would have gladly watched a few more.  The story is about an awkward young girl left tragically left an orphan who, against all odds becomes a formidable chess player in a male-dominated sphere during the 1960s. It actually sounds pretty boring, but Anya Taylor-Joy carries off Beth Harmon so well that the audience ends up rooting for her, even