I started my blog to share my knowledge and experiences I gained from my interests, hobbies and from my amazing Nursing Career that spanned over about 50 years. My intention for my blog is for it to be an informative interactive platform sharing information, experiences and skills. I am interested in your comments and views on topics.
My Nursing career included Tertiary Nursing Studies, General Nursing, Midwifery and Psychiatric Nursing. I have had the privilege of working in the metropolitan hospitals as well as rural and remote Queensland. I worked several years in Midwifery and this would have to be my favourite. I completed a Lifestyle Coaching Diploma recently and find that this Model compliments the experience and knowledge I have in the Wellness and Health field.
I enjoy working with the Wellness and Health model, as opposed to the Medical and Mental Health Models. I do not discourage anyone from seeking support from medical or mental health professionals, in fact I encourage it. I think there are several adjustment issues and lifestyle challenges that do not need to be categorised as Mental Illness and can be managed within the Wellness and Health Models.
Mostly my hobbies have centred around sport, craft and cooking.
I have competed in triathlon most of my life and been fortunate enough to represent Australia in overseas races. I competed in my first Marathon in about 1986 when there were only 3 women in the race. Fortunately these sports are well represented now and there are races especially for women to compete in.
Everyone has highs and lows in their lives and I haven’t been excluded. If by sharing some of these experiences I can inspire someone or guide someone to achieve their own goals I will have succeeded.