Welcome! My name is Lisa Kimrey, and I’m an RN.
I want to help you grow in your faith and help you take care of yourself and family.
I started this blog because I get you. I’ve not only provided nursing care to thousands of people like you, I’ve also been where you are and I know how you feel.
My blog shows you how to:
- Find the motivation to START taking better care of yourself.
- Build your confidence as you learn to trust God on your journey.
- Save time and money while using health & wellness services.
And it also provides:
- Methods to continue to perform great self-care with a busy schedule.
- How to choose only high-quality healthcare service and product options.
- Ways to get your family to eat healthier food.
- Strategies to impact your family’s future health outcomes.
It’s a struggle to make time for your self-care while caring for your family. But, I suspect, like me, that if you could find the time and motivation, you want to take better care of yourself.
You want to eat right, and you know you should exercise. You feel you have a calling from the LORD to serve.
So together, we will get you to where you think you should be.
How It Began…
I love being a nurse!
I’ve performed many roles in my career, but my favorite was providing education to people with chronic symptoms or diseases (like high cholesterol, diabetes or high blood pressure).
Although most people told me they struggled in various ways to change their lifestyles or follow their health provider’s recommendations, there were a lot who succeeded.
Interestingly, I noticed there were a few Christians who talked about using their faith to change their lifestyle habits. I enjoyed talking to them, but I loved seeing how their faith gave them the confidence to keep going.
But, taking care of myself was not a love of mine.
I was in my 20’s-30’s when I worked in that role, so it was a little ironic that I was teaching people how to take better care of themselves (by following their doctor’s orders, making healthy food choices, reducing stress and getting exercise) but I was too busy caring for my young family to do any of the things I recommended. I coasted on quick meals, caffeine and chocolate.
But everything changed when I turned…older.
Then, I became very familiar with the feeling of continually battling my cholesterol, the frustration of yo-yo weight changes and the worry about my future health and my spouse’s numbers.
I struggled with the time constraints of driving my kids around, taking care of my family and aging parents.
My self-care wasn’t my priority. But, it didn’t matter because I lacked the motivation to take better care of myself.
Fatigue and exhaustion haunted me, and as I became older, the changes I thought I needed to make kept getting bigger and scarier. I didn’t even think it was worth trying to start. So I carried the feeling of defeat.
But, I remembered my Christian patients who talked how they used their faith to change!
I was led to study self-care in Scripture. And, I realized I was responding to a calling to improve how I took care of myself.
When I connected my faith to my efforts of taking better care of myself, my health improved and I felt better.
I learned how to take better care of myself by eating healthier and moving more.
I also learned how to :
- Bring Christ into the minutia of taking care of myself.
- Lean on the Holy Spirit for self-control, encouragement, and motivation.
- Use my self-care as a way to worship God.
- Use the strength of the Lord to overcome temptations.
- Most importantly, I learned how my self-care could impact eternity.
My faith grew and it continues to grow, every day.
And I desire the same for you!
A little more about me:
I’m a happy wife, mom, pet-mom, 25-year veteran registered nurse, business owner, daughter, sister, friend and a work-in-progress servant of Jesus.
My favorite color is red; I like chai tea, dark chocolate, and gardening. And, I also pretend to like running.
I have a passion to be at my best level of wellness for my service for the Lord, and I feel called to help others do the same.
So, if you are struggling to find the time or motivation to make your self-care a priority, I pray that you respond to your calling.
I don’t know specifically what you are dealing with today:
-Maybe you (or your spouse) are concerned about a new symptom(s).
-Perhaps you have been told that you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, or ‘borderline’ diabetes.
–Maybe your healthcare provider mentioned those few extra pounds or those troublesome lab values… again. You know it is time to do something, but you do not know where to start.
–Perhaps you are experiencing uncomfortable side effects from a medication.
-It might even be that you’ve felt bad for a while and you are just ready to feel better.
-Or, you’ve been learning everything you could about eating healthy, and now you are overwhelmed with too much information and don’t know where to start.
Whatever the case, you know now is the time to change what you are doing and start taking better care of yourself so you can serve the LORD and live out your purpose.
The hardest part is the STARTING. This free course will walk you through easy steps to start to grow your faith and efficiently take care of yourself and family.
I sincerely hope we can start on that walk together.