The topic of fertility has been a higher priority lately. As you may know, I have a son who is now fourteen months, and my wife and I are looking to get pregnant with our second child. We have been trying now for about four months to get pregnant with no luck so far. I am a firm believer in giving your body what it needs to perform its natural biology and that God has a perfect time for this little miracle to take place. I have been reminded of God’s timing on many occasions in my life, and I am sure this will not be the last time.
I have been on a hiatus recently and can think of a million reasons why I have not been able to consistently create new content. I read a recent article on The Art of Manliness where they mention, “you are your morning routine.” This got me to thinking about my current morning routine and how it has become a disarray over the past six months.
As you learn more about taking control of your health and looking outside of what your conventional doctor can offer you, you may be surprised that they may not be as excited as you are. I have thought about this a lot over the last few years as I work in the hospital and see how the attending doctors and medical residents work with my patients.
This article may be surprising to you and give you a different perspective on simplicity in the grocery store. The way I make my grocery shopping easier is by skipping 90% of the products in the store. You might say, “Well, Coach Brian, what’s the purpose in that?” I am glad you asked. The reason for this is 90% of the products in the store are either heavily processed, have a high sugar content, or is not organic (when it needs to be). I could go on.
Not long ago I was asking myself this same question. My wife, Bethany, has become quite the expert and advocate for the program. I have even done a couple of Whole30s with her in the past. For the record, I have not read the book, but I have heard my wife talk about it so much I feel I have a good handle on what the program is and is not.
The New Year is upon us, and you may or may not have your New Years resolutions ready to go. I will be honest, I am not big on New Year's resolutions, but I am big on setting goals for the New Year. If I set goals for my health or any other area of my life for that matter, I always seem to take it more seriously than a New Years resolution.
Recently, my pregnant wife came to me and said, “I need to have you at home at night to help me take care of the baby when he, or she, is born.” When my wife said this, it definitely caught my attention. At that point I knew I needed to find a way to work day shift again. Honestly, I had already been thinking about it and knew it was the best thing for me. Especially, being the health guru I am. My wife’s request, however, was the straw that broke the camel’s back and is what finally made me take action.
As a nurse, who has worked a fair share of night shifts in his ten-year career, I must say night shift has presented some challenges for me including staying awake while driving after pulling an all-nighter. Currently, my commute home in the morning is about thirty-five minutes, and I find the real challenge comes after about ten or fifteen minutes of driving. Personally, I have had limited success with common techniques such as: playing loud music; rolling down the windows; shaking my head; taking stimulants or coffee; or freezing myself with the AC. All of which are very uncomfortable and make for a miserable, unrelaxing drive home.
I have learned a lot from nursing over the past decade. Today, I want to share with you the lessons I have learned along the way on this journey over the last ten years. If you have been nursing for a couple of years, then you will probably have experienced a few of these yourself. I hope there will be one or two you can take away today to help make you the best nurse possible.
Recently, I have come to know the importance of living in a less cluttered home. When I thought about it, there were so many things in my house I was not using or had not used in years. These are items someone else could be putting to use and would in most cases be glad to pay me money for them. If you have not used an item in a year, there is a very good chance you will never use it again. It is time to let it go. Here are four ways I was able to rid myself of excess stuff.