July 8, 2020

A huge, sunny hello from New England where we have been having a splendid summer! It feels just as hot as it "should" be with a few cooler days thrown in for surprise as well as some thunder, lightning, and soaking rain storms. It seems to be the perfect recipe for cre...

June 25, 2020

An exuberant Hellooo to everyone and how are you?!? Last week was full of all kinds of extra energy with the Solstice, a "Ring of Fire" solar eclipse, and Pluto, Saturn, Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter have all gone retrograde! I am no expert on suns, moons, stars or plane...

June 19, 2020

There's no doubt about it, fear is a powerful emotion. Fear manifests as worry in the mind and can express itself physically with digestive issues, difficulty breathing, sweating, a desire to hide and more! When you are in the throes of fear the waves of emotions can b...

June 18, 2020

Fear starts a domino effect. The worry that comes from fear can run as rampant as your imagination allows. Fear conjures images and scenarios in our minds that are generally worst case. In most instances, these scenarios will never happen, but the fear that they will c...

June 17, 2020

Fear is an intense emotion. It can send a surge of white-hot energy throughout your body as adrenaline flushes your system and makes you keenly aware things aren’t right, which is a good thing. It can also simmer in your body with a constant reminder that something mig...

June 16, 2020

If you asked most people, they would agree fear is something they’d like to avoid. Being scared, feeling fear and worrying tend to be things people don’t enjoy. But fear can be healthy- it doesn’t always mean bad things are on the horizon. There are times when people e...

June 15, 2020

Fear is a natural emotion and sometimes fear is actually very healthy. Our earliest ancestors relied on the fight or flight response to keep them safe. Though it's generated in the amygdala- the frontal lobe of the brain, fear can be felt throughout the body. Having a ...

June 9, 2020

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening -- wherever you are and whatever time it is, I am so happy you are "here" with me. When you stop and take a moment in your day or night to read my humble blogette, it makes my heart sing. Honestly, I swear I can often feel the...

May 27, 2020

Hello, my Chickadees! You're all as dear to me as a mother hen with her peeps and I hope you're faring well. Things are beautiful in Boston and going well at the hospital where I have my current RN contract. I love being able to care for patients and have the kind of s...

May 22, 2020

Once you’ve broken the negativity habit and replaced it with positive and encouraging behavior, it becomes normal fairly quickly. You may have never realized how much negativity was impacting you until you felt the absence of the stress that comes with it. Before long,...

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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN
is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with life support. 

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