Happy May & Happy Nurses Month!

Nurse’s week is 5/6-12  and we’re celebrating with you! Once again, nurses rank as the most trusted profession in America and provide leadership throughout healthcare. I first became a nurse in 1987 and worked in hospitals until I received my MBA in Healthcare in 1996. The next 20 years I spent running operations and sales […]

Autism Awareness Month

Happy Spring! April is one of my favorite months to go outside to feel the warm sunshine, enjoy fragrant flowers, behold the beauty of nature, and listen to the birds. It’s a time to tune into others with laughter and connection and to revel in all of our senses, emotions, and the flavors of life. […]

Cannabinoids & Multiple Sclerosis

The March health calendar drives awareness of the condition of Multiple Sclerosis. Almost 3 million people suffer from MS  around the globe. Symptoms vary but essentially the myelin sheath that encases the nerve cells begins to degrade, exposing the nerves to damage, resulting in loss of function, pain, and nervous system degeneration. There is no […]

Heart Health Month

“Love is the virtue that makes all of the rules purposeful”.  This sermon note explains why keeping love in our reasoning makes following rules easier.  Compassion is your best compass, and remember to consider others with love.   Medical cannabis laws keep improving access so more people can love their medicine as stigma fades.  NORML recently […]

Happy New Year and Welcome 2021!

2020 taught us that our #1 treasure is our health.  Our sick-care system treats conditions once they’ve already caused dis-ease. Diabetes is a difficult and expensive disease on its own, but having it raises CVD or cardiovascular disease 21%.  Even with good control of blood sugar, diabetes ravages the body.  Prevention is so hard because […]

Marijuana Legalization Still Denies Veterans Access

On Veterans Day in 2015 veterans dropped hundreds of empty pill bottles in front of the White House calling for federal officials to make medical marijuana accessible to veterans. Where are we today since that dramatic request? In 2019 medical patients and advocates are finding that legalization in California leaves them less access. Medical collectives that […]

Giving Thanks

I am grateful for the opportunity to grow and develop new skills and ways of thinking. In October I spent at the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine conference www.AIHM.org where thought leaders from around the country confirmed healthcare is broken. We discussed strategies to help people reconnect with their innate healing potential. No one […]

Take Action!

It’s political season, and hope runs high for change.   California NORML has published an election guide that I’d like to share with you:  https://www.canorml.org/california-cannabis-voter-guide-to-november-3-2020-election/   National coverage is at:  https://vote.norml.org/ Double check your registration!  https://norml.org/act/register-to-vote Cannabis is on the ballot in many ways so please support access of this Sacred Plant to all Americans.  Congress is poised […]

Growing our Calendar & Vision

Greetings to You and Happy Fall! October is a wonderful time to reflect with our longer nights and cooler temperatures. I’m finding my next steps as I reflect on the mission of Holistic Caring, which is to bring health and wholeness by bridging the gaps between traditional and cannabis medicine. Over the past year our […]

Making Cannabis a Treat versus a Trick

Healing yourself with cannabis should be a treat. Ingesting some cannabis infused homemade brownies start you with the giggles…but sometime later you may feel like a hot lava cube is spreading through your nervous system causing pain and dysphoria. Your heart starts racing. You think you are having a heart attack. Finally, your cotton mouth […]