Welcome to The Common Sense Nurse podcast. A show where we discuss all things health, wellness, and medicine. My name is Ericca Jones and I'm your host. Whether you're a medical professional who is tuning in to enhance your knowledge in medicine, or just someone who is seeking to gain some prospective in regards to your own health; this podcast is definitely for you.
EP 108: New year, healthier me!
What struggles did you face during 2021? Did you overcome them? Do you plan on leaving them behind while moving into the new year? Covid anxiety, imposter syndrome, hyperlipidemia, and weight loss are just a few things I struggled with in 2021. These are the things that we will discuss during this podcast episode with complete transparency. Naturally, as we progress into a new year, we reflect on our past and focus on our failures and struggles. We make resolutions, and promise ourselves that this year will be better than the last. I just want to remind you all that it's okay If you didn’t check off all the boxes, or accomplish all of your goals planned for 2021. Focus on your small wins and remember that every year promotes fresh goals and ideas. So, cheers to a new year and a healthier you!!!
EP 107: Self-care and mental wealth (part 2).
Hello beautiful people! Welcome back for another episode. I just want to say that I am super excited to be continuing our series on self-care and mental wealth. If you tuned in to last week’s episode, you know that we discussed self-care topics including: self-care routines, nutrition, and skin care. We also discussed self-care from a vanity standpoint. This week we will be diving deeper into our self-care segment by discussing mental wealth. If you’re interested in learning how my guest set boundaries, manage stress, and navigate through our healthcare system to find tailored therapist and doctors to help guide her through what she describes as her soul care journey, please stay tuned.
EP 106: Self-care and mental wealth (part 1).
If you’ve read the title of this episode, you know that today’s episode is all about self-care. Self-care is a hot topic right now, especially since we are in the midst of a global pandemic. We have a special guest, Ms. Jaleesa Komolafe joining us. Jaleesa is an attorney, a girl boss, and a self-care advocate. So, if you’re in need of a little TLC, or just need some tips on how to elevate your self-care regimen, today’s episode is definitely one for you.
EP 105: Compassion Fatigue.
COVID-19 has impacted our lives in so many ways. It has changed our work, home, and social environments while contributing to a lack of empathy displayed within our communities. Some caregivers have resigned from their jobs, taken a leave of absence, and even changed their career due to the stress and increase demands of COVID-19 to protect their mental health. Whether you’re a healthcare provider, caregiver, stay at home mom, or teacher; we all can experience compassion fatigue.
EP 104: It wasn't suppose to be like this.
Today’s episode is a little different. We have a very special guest, Mrs. LaKesha Polk joining us to recite her lyrical masterpiece on how she fought and won her battle against breast cancer. While battling breast cancer, LaKesha wrote poems and used them as a therapeutic outlet during her breast cancer journey. With her faith in God, her strength, and her courage LaKesha made remission her mission to survival.
EP 103: I’m a survivor. A story on how Elly Armah beat breast cancer.
By now, I’m sure that you all are aware that the month of October is dedicated to breast cancer awareness. With breast cancer being diagnosed more frequently in women than any other cancer, and carrying the second highest mortality rate after lung cancer; it is imperative that we talk about this disease in order to bring some insight and awareness to our community. The same breast that are used to nurture and feed our children, are the same breast leading to the mortality of so many women. Although women have a greater risk of developing breast cancer; men please know that you too can be diagnosed and affected by this disease.
During this episode, we have a breast cancer survivor joining us to share her personal journey as to how she made remission her mission to survival. Like so many other women diagnosed with breast cancer, our guest simultaneously maintained her career, ran her household, and remained an active member within her community.
Black Girl Magic!
I am so excited about this new journey!
You Go Girl!