As we enter the month of May, spring is in full bloom. I see it as a very feminine, compassionate and maternal time of year. Not only is May the month of Mother’s Day and International Nurses Day, but everywhere in nature we see the world blooming again. As the weather becomes more nurturing, we see new growth and regeneration – hallmarks of the female energy.

However, as we witness all this new life bursting forth around us, it’s important that we, as women, remember that it’s not only important to nurture those in our circle, but that we also turn our loving nature inward taking time to care for ourselves. When we remember to make this a priority, then we too can bloom in the spirit o
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In this issue, we focus on limiting stress and nurturing mental wellness. Mental wellness can only be achieved if we learn how to keep our stress in check. When we get caught up in the business of life, and start focusing on others’ needs and requirements to the detriment of our own, we can lose sight of our personal goals and our wellbeing can suffer.

If you are a mother, the world dedicates a day to appreciate you. Rather than luxuriate in just one day, we can use this holiday as a reminder of how strong and hardworking we are every day. That there is a date on a calendar dedicated to us is proof that we should make time to appreciate ourselves all year long. Even if you’re not a mother, you’re still a creator and nurturer. You’ve created businesses, nurtured relationships and cultivated many amazing things in your life. So it’s important to recognize yourself and give yourself some TLC this month. The same is true if you’re a nurse. Let’s use the one day the world recognizes us, to make sure that we are aware of our worth all year long.


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