Posts Tagged ‘#womenheart’
International Women’s Day (A Day Late)…For My HeartSisters
I know I’m a day late for International Women’s Day but I didn’t want to ignore this important day. I am going to acknowledge the occasion by talking about some of my (s)heroes. A little background In 2018, I had the honor and pleasure of an invitation to become a WomenHeart champion. I received my…Read More
Something Near and Dear to My Heart…WomenHeart
If you know me or my work, you probably know that I’m a proud WomenHeart Champion Community Educator. I received my training at the Mayo Clinic in their 2018 Science and Leadership Symposium to go into the community and educate everyone about women and heart health. What is WomenHeart? WomenHeart is the National Coalition for…Read More
Why Do We Wear Red Today?
As we have discussed…or t least I have discussed, February is American Heart Month. And today is National Wear Red Day. My fellow WomenHeart sisters and other women who have experienced a cardiac event, also consider this Go Red for Women Day. Go Red is an acronym for the following: G – Get your numbers, specifically…Read More
Self-Care Is the Best Care
So what is self-care? The concept of self-care being a selfish act of indulgence is ludicrous. This is a myth we need to bust wide open. It’s necessary to maintain optimal health. Self-care can be interpreted widely, but in my world it means taking care of yourself so that you can take care of…Read More
I’m back, it’s February…Happy Healthy Heart Month!
It’s been a while since I’ve been here but I thought now is a good time to resume my blog. Today is February 1st, which is the beginning of a month that has great meaning for me. In September 2017, I suffered a heart attack caused by a spontaneous coronary artery dissection. After recovering from…Read More
Reflections On Heart Month
I haven’t been here much in the last several days. February is Heart Month and has kept me very busy. As a WomenHeart Champion Community Educator I have the privilege of bringing information to women about their heart health. I’ve been in several parts of the state spreading the word. It’s important for women to…Read More
Women Do NOT Always Have Chest Pain During a Heart Attack
I decided this was a post best taken word for word from the source. This is important information every woman should know. “But, it’s not my heart. It’s not my heart,” my patient repeated to me. “It’s my stomach. Nothing is wrong with my heart.” A few minutes earlier, I had rushed to the emergency…Read More