The Positive Side of Anxiety

    Thank You Note A huge thank you to Dr. Ashleigh Louis for allowing me to share my experiences with anxiety.   Positive Vibes Only What is Anxiety? In my experience, it is when my heart beats fast, my stomach cramps, and I start breathing heavily....

Self Love

It seems that life has a funny way of giving us exactly what we need, right when we need it—even if, in the moment, it feels like the worst thing that could ever happen to us.   Back to back, two important things in my life broke. First, my heart. Then, my wrist....

Letting Go of Fear

A bird cannot hold down its perch and fly, likewise, humans cannot grasp anything and be free. As humans, it is our natural instinct to grasp on to anything that is safe and familiar. We hold on to old thoughts, behaviors, outcomes in our personal and professional...

Finding Stability in the Instability of Life

  As an ER nurse, there are countless examples of how mental health affects me personally and professionally. When offered to write an article for the Inner Fokus blog, I debated whether to discuss my perspective on how mental health affects the emergency room or...