Posts by Jenn Maronek

Is It Ironic That I Hate My Pessimism?

Hate and pessimism.  Two words that carry much weight and feelings of negativity.  Just writing those words causes me to shutter and feel a sense of remorse like I shouldn’t even be writing them.  Pessimism is a negative or depressed mental attitude in which an undesirable outcome is anticipated from a given situation, whereas, hate and…

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When Good Friends turn Bad, It’s Time to Leave.

Friends are good for us, right?  That’s what health and wellness experts at the Mayo Clinic say, that good friends offer companionship, improve self-worth and help you cope with traumas, such as divorce, serious illnesses, and death of a loved one.   But what if your “bestie”, no longer has your best intentions and feelings…

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Is It Okay to Be Angry at God?

I find myself in the healthy side of anger.  I want to feel something.  I want to say something, anything.  I want to revolt against what I see as the only option I have from my life as it is.  That leaves me asking, is it wrong to be angry at God, to be angry…

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5 Reasons To Make Peace With Your Younger Self

“Aging is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength” Betty Friedan I tried using that quote to my inner 25 year old when I turned 42, but she had another idea.  She was too busy telling me that I was “too old”, wasn’t as beautiful or sassy, as she saw things…

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What to Know About The Basics of Energy Medicine

We are all living beings with major organs, flesh, and the blood, sweat, and tears that make us healthy, vital individuals.  We are born from a mother and a father and their combined DNA.  We carry in us the genetic imprinting of our parents that code how and what we will look like and some…

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An Interview with Your Body: A Broken Heart

As an ER nurse, one of the most common emergency situations I deal with are people who are dealing with a physically broken heart. In these moments, getting insight into exactly what is happening and how severe it is becomes the most urgent place to focus. Recently, a 50 year old man came into my…

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An Interview with Your Body: Headaches

I heard the expression once that western medicine considers the body a machine, while holistic medicine considers the body a garden.  I love this metaphor because in my work as a more western based nurse for the past 14 years, I have learned through my experiences with patients a lot about the human body, but…

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A “Bubble of Light” Shield: A Helpful Tool for Empaths

“Put yourself in a bubble of light”.  These are the healing words my mom spoke, for it was not uncommon for me to go to school, to a friend’s house, or even just be at home and be worried about something.  A youngster filled with stomach aches, or sometimes crying for no specific reason at…

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