I have to thank God and tell you all how amazing it has been to not be controlled by fear!! Despite encountering so much BS red tape in an important personal matter, I have had courage and confidence to speak up and advocate for myself, to push forward even when the path was full of roadblocks!
Thanks to nurse coaching, I know that I don’t have to take no for an answer!! I can speak up and take action until I am tired. Then I can rest, recover, and take the next right step when the time is right for me!
All is well.
Faith over fear… all is well.
Thank you Nurse Coaches Heather, Peter, and Brandie Mitchell for guiding me on an amazing nurse coaching journey! Being a part of The Nurse Coach Collective changed my life, for good!!! ✨✨✨
If you’re a nurse, considering if you should check out nurse coaching, here’s my answer…heck yeah!!! 🩺 🍃
If you’re a nurse or teacher considering if you should speak up in an emboldened voice at work despite not feeling heard or despite being told no over and over again by leadership, here’s my answer… definitely heck yeah!! 📣
You never know the long term lasting ripple effects of your words and your example. Be the change! Do what you feel is right in your heart, despite how the outside world around you reacts. 🌊 🌎
You are exactly where you are supposed to be. God gave you a caring heart and a powerful voice for many reasons, one of which may be to advocate for yourself and others. ❤️ 🗣
Look at it this way — Even though it may be difficult, uncomfortable, or exhausting to speak up now and advocate for needed change, what is the cost of not speaking up? 💲
How can you raise your voice in the service of those around you? 🥳
Nurses and teachers, you deserve so much better!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Your patients and students deserve well-rested leadership. Do what it takes to make self-care a priority, and ask for what you need ar work in order to have a full oxygen tank, in order to have the resources you need to do your job safely and well. 💪
Keep asking, and don’t take no for an answer!! I’m cheering you on and praying for needed change!! I believe you have what it takes. 🙏🏼✨
Faith over fear, you can do this!! All is well with your brave soul! Trust your gut, follow your heart, and please speak your truth! ✨❤️🗣
Please speak up and share with other nurses, teachers, and parents. We’re in this together!! 🙏🏻🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏿🌎
Parents, students, patients, and another healthcare workers….where can you speak up in the service of supporting others?! 🥰
Growing up, I was seen by others as the shy, QUIET kid. I was introspective. I was a deep thinker, but I was not quiet. Maybe with strangers who didn’t know me. But with my family, I was carefree, loud, even rambunctious at times!!
For too much of my life, I let others define me. It took years of healing and separating myself from the crowd in order for me to realize that it’s okay to speak up when I see things differently. It’s okay to speak my truth. It’s okay to be different.
Last week, I made a bold decision to speak the truth at an even louder level. And ever since then, I have felt MORE FREE to be even less quiet and speak more of my truth! I am who God says I am, not how others perceive me.
And I am BOLD! I am STRONG! I AM COURAGEOUS!!
I choose to be seen and heard! I am safe to be seen and heard. I honor the part of me that remained QUIET in order to remain SAFE, but staying quiet no longer keeps me safe. I CHOOSE FREEDOM AND PEACE by BOLDLY SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE!!
I will not go gently or silently into the night. Shame lives in the silence, in the dark. I choose to let light shine out of darkness. I choose to rage against the dying light.
Will you JOIN me?
“Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night.
Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night.
Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
To my reader, where has being quiet held you back? Where can you give yourself permission to speak up, to boldly speak the truth in love, to “rage against the dying of the light?”
If you’re interested in becoming a more assertive advocate for yourself, please email me at email@example.com. I would LOVE to coach you!
“Do not go gentle into that good night, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” ~ Dylan Thomas
How are you MOVING YOUR BODY as the weather cools down?! For me, I think that bike rides are amazing!! 🚴
I regret that my bike has mostly been sitting in my garage for the last few years, especially since my divorce a few years ago. 💔
This fall, I decided it was TIME to get my bike fixed up. I kept hearing the thought in my head, “You should take your bike to the local shop and have them fix it up so you can get back out there.” 🏥
I ignored the thought for a few months until finally around last week, I decided that it was time!! ⏰
So about a week ago, I took my bike to the local bike shop for a MAJOR tune-up. They did an AMAZING job fixing it and restoring it to it’s original glory..:
🚲 New chain 🚲 New tires and tubes 🚲 New tape 🚲 New Shoe Clips 🚲 Good ‘Ol Wash and Shine ✨
This fall, I’m so excited to get back out on the trails riding my bike!! I am so grateful that God rescued me out of trauma and destruction, and recovered and restored my life, making me a new creation.
The old is gone. The new has come!! 🙌🏼✨
Before trauma memories and chronic health problems imploded my life about 7 years ago, I used to ride my bike ALL THE TIME!! 🚴 ❤️
I LOVED biking with friends around the lake, and had a dream to participate in a 100 mile bike ride, specifically the Texas Hotter than Hell 100!! 🥵
I did quite a few rides, and my endurance increased up to 60 miles before everything changed and my life fell apart so that God could put it back together on the only stable foundation I’ve ever known….Christ alone!
Y’all, Jesus really is enough!! I didn’t use to believe this. I thought I needed so many other things…the perfect husband, house, kids, job, and clothes. You know the story!! BUT GOD WRECKED MY LIFE in THE MOST MESSY AND BEAUTIFUL WAY!! 🙌🏼
He pursued me with a RECKLESS FOREVER LOVE that I could not deny not run away. I am saved by GRACE ALONE! CHRIST ALONE!! He is my sure foundation, my anchor. My fortress, my rock! ❤️
In my heart, He lives and loves me. Every part of me!! Even and especially the messy, broken parts. He makes all things new! He specializes in restoring broken hearts!! 💔
The love that I now freely give comes from Him alone. He is my focal point, my saving grace, my Redeeemer and my God! ❤️🩹
I remember 5-7 years ago when I could barely walk down the street without feeling faint because of undiagnosed #hashimotosthyroiditis and #ehlersdanlossyndrome. One of the symptoms was that I suffered from severe dysautonomia and thermoregulation dysfunction. 🥵
For all you who don’t speak medical jargon, this means that my body did not properly regulate my temperature, heart rate, or blood pressure very well. So much so, that I could not tolerate exercising outside in the hot weather. ☀️
BUT… I’ve been doing trauma recovery work and taking SMART baby steps to improve my physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and relational wellbeing over the last 7 years.
During this time, GOD began to heal my heart, mind, body, spirit, and relationships…from the inside out!! Change began with me CHOOSING to take the first step!! 🏃♀️
It’s been 7 years, and that dream to ride in a 100 mile bike ride is alive again!! 🚲
Yesterday was day 1….10 miles!!! One time around the lake!! HECK YEAH am I going to celebrate this HUGE WIN!!! 🚴 🙌🏼 🥳 🎉🎊
5 years ago….I could barely walk/jog around the block without feeling dizzy and faint. I’ve WORKED HARD! 😓
And GOD has been by my side EVERY STEP of the way! Throughout it all, I have learned this to be true…God never fails! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
AND yesterday…I biked aound the lake in the middle of a 90’ sunny day during Texas September summer!!! 🌞 🥳
I felt SAFE doing so because I learned how to listen to and honor my body. I now know what electrolytes I need to drink and bring with me to support the unique needs of my body. 😊
I now know how to better take care of myself by utilizing a mix of conventional and holistic health measures. 🩺🌿
If you want or need a friend to help you kickstart your life into healthier holistic living and have the desire to live your life FULL OUT, then I would absolutely LOVE to help you figure out how to TAKE YOUR LIFE BACK, whatever that looks like for you!! I personalize all my coaching to the unique needs of my individual clients.💜
As a NURSE COACH, I love that I have the HONOR of holding a safe space for other broken humans like myself, especially as we WAKE UP and decide that it’s time to do SOMETHING DIFFERENT!! 👀 💪
And if you SIMPLY want a friend to bike around the lake with, hit me up!! I’d love to talk about life and marvel at the beautiful fall season with a friend, new or old. 🍁🧡 😊
Happy Fall Y’all!! And cheers to healthy living!!
Warmly, Ruth Renee RN
I’d love to hear how I can help you kickstart your health recovery. I’d be thrilled to help you take your life back!! ✨
Please comment below or I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell me what you’d like to be coached on and why!