The Importance of Getting Enough Rest…

How much do you rest?

Is it enough? Or, is it too much or not enough?

What is the right amount for you?

Each one of us is unique and we each need a different amount of sleep and rest so that our bodies can function at their best, in all aspects of health…

🌱Physically
🌱Emotionally
🌱Mentally
🌱Spiritually
🌱Relationally
🌱Financially
🌱Environmentally

During deep sleep and active meditative rest, our bodies and minds slow down.

Our cells, tissues, and organs repair themselves so that we can keep functioning at our best possible health.

Energy is replenished and our immune systems are strengthened during restorative rest.

During the day, you can give your body a chance to recharge and refuel through active meditation and deep breathwork. Taking prolonged deeper breaths slows down the brain and allows the body to enter into the healing restorative parasympathetic state.

Guided and non-guided meditations are my favorite ways to actively rest during the day. Some of my favorite times to meditate are upon wakening, before going to sleep, and in the middle of the day when I need a mental reset or a physical energy boost.

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I promise you that meditation is so much better than caffeine!! Would you be willing to take that challenge? Meditation in place of caffeine!?!

If you’re ready to make some changes in your life and are looking for someone to guide you along the way….then I would be honored to help you, to coach you, to be a witness to your healing and growth!

I can help you determine how much rest you need, and together we can create peaceful rhythms and discover unique ways to give your body the rest and balance it needs. We will explore and discover the best times and methods for you.

I’ve been practicing the art of listening to my body for many years now because it is what I had to do in order to be able to heal from trauma and burnout, in order to manage genetic and chronic conditions, in order to find restoration, healing, and peace.

If you or someone you know is interested in transforming your life for the better, I would be honored to walk alongside and be a bridge to greater healing and peace. It is possible! I am living proof.

Life was not meant to be lived in the fast lane 24/7. It’s okay to give yourself permission to rest. It really is okay! I am here to tell you that your worth is not determined by your productivity.

To all you struggling to slow down out of fear, out of being stuck in autopilot, or out of belief that there is too much to do and you cannot slow down, I see you! You are enough. You are loved. You are worth it, period.

If you’d like to chat and learn more about nurse coaching, please direct message or email me. I would love to help you discover greater balance and peace as you learn to better listen to and honor your body.

Cheers to more balanced health! ✨

Warmly,

Ruth Rehart George RN

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What I would tell my younger self…

Looking back at my 6th grade self receiving an achievement award, I wish I could have understood my lovability was not based on what I achieved or didn’t achieve.

I am telling my younger self now, I am lovable because I am a creation of God.

I was and am just as He created me to be. Wherever I am, He meets me there. All God wants is my heart.

There is nothing I can do or not do to change this divine truth. It’s taken me a long time to see truth.

Only by allowing God’s love, mercy, and grace into my heart, could the deep pains I’ve carried since childhood begin to heal.

Only then could the lies be removed, and replaced with truth that I am love. Nothing can ever change this truth.

I praise God that He got through to me, that I remembered He is trustworthy, long enough to let down my guard, to let Him in to my heart to heal me.

God is the Master Healer and only true source of life and love. Any healing, growth, success, and light you see in me, I give all the credit to Him! He saved me. He healed me.

With hope and much love,

Ruth Renee RN

Student Nurse Wellness Coach

What miracles have happened in your life? Who has helped you heal? I’d love to hear more in the comments below, or you can email me ~ nursehealingadvocate@gmail.com

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Your authentic voice matters…

The most important thing I’ve learned about transformation is that we get there the quickest by slowing down, by speaking our truth in love, and by becoming who we truly are at the deepest level.

When you slow down, you can hear yourself think. You can sort the clutter of all the voices in your head until you can encounter your own.

You must let all the other voices go, and only then can you have a clear conversation with God. Only then can you discover who you really are!

For the first time, you meet your most authentic self without all the noise of the world telling you who you are and who you are to become.

You then have a choice…to share or not to share your most authentic self with the world. To be brave enough to truly be yourself, to JUST BE YOU, to speak your truth in love.

Your authentic voice matters! When you do not speak your truth, you abandon a part of yourself. It becomes harder to love all of yourself!!!

One of the most important things I’ve learned about being able to love myself is that authenticity matters! I matter!! My story matters. My authentic voice matters!!!

When you speak the truth in love, you step into being more fully alive, more fully you, more fully connected to God, grace, understanding and knowing. Knowing that this is the one life we have to live on this earth, HERE AND NOW.

When you hold back, when you shift your words to what others want to hear, a part of you dies inside, a part of your awareness fades away.

You step into living only half alive. And piece by piece, you continue to fade away, and the real you slowly dies.

If I could tell the world just one thing, it would be this…YOU MATTER, YOUR VOICE MATTERS, YOUR AUTHENTIC VOICE MATTERS, YOU ARE ENOUGH!!!

I’ve been doing healing work and trusting the process of transformation for quite a few years now.

I have many regrets of who I was and how I behaved in the past, but I am not my past. The slate is wiped clean.

When we transform, we step into grace and beauty, into knowing and understanding that no one is worthy, no one is perfect.

We all make mistakes. We all lose hope.

It’s okay to let others know you struggle. It’s okay to be vulnerable. It’s okay to give yourself permission to be you. I want to hear what YOU think, what YOU believe, what YOU feel, not how the world tells you to be.

I am here cheering you on. If you feel you have to hide a part of you, if you feel you can’t love yourself, or can’t let the world see ALL OF YOU, I am here cheering you on to just be you, to SPEAK YOUR TRUTH IN LOVE.

I know you can step into being you, loving you, accepting you.

I struggle with anxiety, depression, and complex PTSD. Thoughts of hating myself return from time to time, but I no longer live in the world of self-hate and abandoning myself, abandoning my voice.

I know that what I have to say is important. I know that I matter, that my authentic voice matters.

And I choose to speak the truth in love. I choose to live more fully alive each and every new day.

Today, I live in the world of hope and never giving up, the world of climbing every mountain, the world of giving myself permission to rest when I am weary and tired.

Today , I choose to step out of darkness into the light.

Will you join me?

With hope and much love,

Ruth Renee RN

Student Nurse Wellness Coach

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Celebrating Nurses and Teachers!!!

I’m sooo proud to be a family of nurses and teachers! 👩🏻‍⚕️ 🩺 👩🏻‍🏫

HAPPY NURSE AND TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

My mom, sister, and I celebrating another sister at her nursing graduation 5 years ago. 🩺👩🏻‍🎓

I’m so proud of @helen..of..troy for taking the leap to go back to school to obtain her degree while being a mom to 4 kids! I celebrate and honor her today! It’s never too late to go after your dreams!✨

I’m also soooo glad I decided to go back to school. I knew in my heart that nurse coaching is exactly what I am meant to do at this time in my life.❤️

I’m so grateful to be part of an amazing tribe of nurses, @thenursecoaches who seek to empower and coach others to live their healthiest and happiest lives. 🩺 👩🏻‍⚕️

I wouldn’t be who I am today without my tribe of nurses and teachers!! I’m so grateful I chose to be a nurse because I wanted to be like my mom.❤️🙏🏼🙌🏼

Nurses and teachers, it’s been a crazy hard year, and y’all are in my thoughts and prayers. Please remember it’s okay to take care of you!!! 🌸

CHEERS TO RESILIENT NURSES AND TEACHERS WHO INSPIRE HOPE!!!
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Is there a teacher and/or nurse in your past or present who made a huge difference in your life? Perhaps you could take a few minutes to send them a quick thank you note.

With joy,

Ruth Renee RN

Student Nurse Wellness Coach

If you’d like to connect, I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to email me at nursehealingadvocate@gmail.com or comment below.

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Seasons Change, So Can We…

Just as the seasons change, your past is not your present.

As humans, it seems change doesn’t happen as naturally for us, as it does for the seasons. So what’s the difference?

We humans always have a choice, and often times we choose to live in our past, rather than fully living in the present, in the now ~body, mind, and spirit integrated in the same place at the same time.

Trust me, I know how hard it is to let go of broken dreams. I’ve struggled to surrender many of my heartaches to God.

The sudden tragic loss of my father when I was a teen. My divorce and the loss of my dream in life to grow old with my first love.

I struggled to let go, to move on, to accept that I couldn’t fix this broken dream just like I couldn’t fix the dream of having my father heal and stay alive. I so badly wanted my dad with me to celebrate my graduations, my wedding, the births of my children. It has been so hard to let go, to let myself surrender these broken dreams to God.

I feel deeply and it’s okay to grieve loss for as long as we need, but for me I realized my chronic grief was hurting me more than it was helping me heal. I became stuck. I stopped living. My body was present, but my mind lived in the past trying to analyze, overthink, and find a way to fix unfixable problems.

Two lessons I’ve learned the hard way…

1) Praying someone to stay alive doesn’t always work, no matter how great your faith. Our time is not always God’s time. Our will is not always God’s will.

2) I can’t “do the work” for another to heal their past trauma, as much as I desperately want. I can’t change anyone except myself.

I have tried to do things my own way, to do the work for others, to fix others because I could not fix my dad.

I have lived the past over and over expecting a different solution. And that, my friend, is the very definition of insanity, and why letting go of the past and surrendering our will to God is so important.

Through many years of hard life experiences, trauma counseling, and doing the healing work for myself, I have learned that change requires the same from all who want to step out of brokenness, from all who want to let go of the broken dreams of the past, from all who want to step into being your greatest empowered healthy self, the person you were always called to be.

The good news is that change is always possible. As a good therapist told me over and over, I always have choices and options!

When we find the motivation to change, it begins with a single shift in our mindset, followed by a choice, then lots of small steps, and for sure we need to celebrate all the little victories and even the failures. It is all just feedback and a learning process about ourselves, the goal being to peel the layers until we reach the core of who we truly are at the deepest level.

The most important thing I’ve learned about transformation is that we get there the fastest by slowing down, speaking our truths, and becoming our authentic selves as best we can.

Some words by recovery expert Melody Beattie have been balm to my weary, grieving soul over the last few years.

“Let go of all expectations.
Cut the strings of resentment and negativity that connect you to another.
Detach from bitterness and forgive.
Make room for love and positivity.
The universe will do what it will.

Sometimes your dream will come true,
sometimes they won’t.
Sometimes when you let go of a broken dream, another one gently takes its place“
~Melody Beattie

It can be hard to let go of broken dreams, to let go of the past and love fully alive in the present moment, but it is possible!!!

With the help of my higher power I am doing so, and I believe you can too.

We decide if we let the past continue to be our present, like the perpetual Groundhog Day movie.

Or, we decide if we choose to allow each new day be a fresh start to do something different, for us to be someone healthier than we were the day before.

Change is always possible!!

And I believe you are worth it!

With hope and confidence,

Ruth Renee, RN

Student Nurse Coach

Are there any broken dreams you are struggling to let go? What have you learned because of the struggle?

If you’d like to connect, please email nursehealingadvocate@gmail.com or comment below.

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Rest & PTSD…

Telling the story of my past
Overcome with exhaustion
sadness, fear, and hurt

Thoughts haze and fog
Droopy eyelids blink
Head weighs heavy
Memories of trauma
Impossible to carry
Alone

Drive home safe
Collapse into bed
Open the window
Turn on the fan
Weighted blankets
Fetal position
Calves twitch
Intestines flutter
God whispers, “rest”

Weak eyelids closing
I whisper this prayer

God, I’m hurt and scared
This terror from my past
I can’t carry it alone
I need your armor
I need your love
I need you with me

Help me know
it’s safe to rest

Meet me, Jesus
in my worry
hurt and fear

Meet me, Jesus
in my room
on my bed

Make it safe
Make it safe
to sleep
to rest
to be alone

I trust you, Jesus
I surrender

Safe to rest
Safe to rest

Body, surrender
Body, rest

-Ruth Renee
05.16.2020

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