Hi there! I’m Katie, fondly referred to as Nurse Kate! My best friend from nursing school gave me the nickname more than 15 years ago during our college days. I’ve always wanted to be a nurse ever since I was a little girl so the name just fit. I have always been interested in learning about the miracle of the human body and marvel at the advances of modern medicine. I have spent most of my nursing career working in the surgical area of the hospital. I loved my role as a caregiver and interaction with other nurses but made the decision a few years ago to stay at home with our little boy who had severe asthma. As a mother, you make those kinds of decisions. Read about Our Asthma Story HERE.
Because of the dramatic improvement I have seen with my own little boy and the successes I’ve seen with others, I feel a moral obligation to educate and empower others with essential oils.
With the cost of healthcare rising along with an alarming rise in preventable diseases, the increase in pharmaceutical dependencies, and anti-biotic resistance, we cannot afford not to integrate another powerful and effective solution- essential oils. I am excited to join forces with other healthcare professionals (including my husband who is a physical therapist) to further validate the effectiveness of essential oils and integrate them into modern healthcare. I have been a part of integrating essential oils into a retirement community to benefit staff and residents on an Alzheimer’s unit. I am also working with nurses in Palm Beach, Florida and San Diego, California to integrate essential oils into both adult and pediatric Intensive Care Units.
Ultimately, I want to help get pure therapeutic-grade essential oils into homes! Essential oils can literally benefit every aspect of our health: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. I realize there are others out there searching for a safe, natural and effective tool for their health. Although there are health issues in our life that we cannot control, we can control the action we take to improve our wellness.
“While you can’t shut out illness entirely, you can make your body a place where health thrives.” Whole Living
In addition to being a Registered Nurse and caregiver to a child with asthma, I embrace my new job title as a Wellness Advocate. This website was created to provide credible information and links concerning therapeutic grade essential oils. I’m also going to share tasty, healthy recipes because nutrition truly is the foundation for wellness. I would love to help you get started on your path to a higher level of wellness! Please contact me with questions or if you are interested in learning more. I am happy to offer personal consultations to help you identify which essential oils can help you reinvent your own personal healthcare!