Welcome to My Life Nurse!

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Hi! I'm Lisa Kimrey

I'm a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing and a Master's of Business Administration. I've been a nurse for 30 years, and now I'm here to help you. But first, a little more about me:

I live in Springfield, MO, with my husband of 22 years, our teenage daughter, and 2 spoiled Bichon Frises. Our adult son and daughter-in-law (and their 2 dogs) live in the KC area.

Self-care is about being the happiest, healthiest, and most relaxed version of yourself.

But, I KNOW THE STRESS of doing all the things for the people I serve and care for and then feeling exhausted and overwhelmed because I:

  • Told myself I didn't have time for self-care
  • Felt guilty when I did take the time to care for my needs
  • Didn't feel motivated to keep doing things to help myself
  • Didn't believe I deserved or felt worthy of me-time because I still had so much to do
  • Had too much to fix and didn't think I could learn all of the things to feel better

I'll help you out of this way of thinking. You and me, we will make your life easier.

What I Do

You're the can-do kid. You're an amazing person who's serving and taking care of others. And you don't stop until the job is done. As a result, people think you're fantastic at what you do!

But, your chaotic schedule and constant interruptions have taken away your sense of feeling in control of your day-to-day life. Instead, you feel stressed, exhausted, and overwhelmed. And you keep this burden to yourself...even though you're reminded of it every time you reheat your mug in the microwave. Or put off another outing with friends. Or reschedule a wellness visit.

This blog is for you.

Here, you'll learn how to set boundaries to have me-time.

You'll learn how to start eating healthy, manage your stress and anxiety, and stay motivated about taking care of yourself. You can also find tips for preventing or managing your chronic disease symptoms (and saving time or money in the process).

I provide proven roadmaps to feeling healthier, happier, and more relaxed.

But I also share Scripture-based posts about self-care, serving, and using your spiritual gifts with good stewardship.

So, I have faith-related posts, devotionals, and Bible studies too. For example, I'm the author of the Bible study: The Self-care Impact: Motivation and Inspiration for Wellness.

In my programs, I teach the life skills that nurses use when they're helping you deal with a new problem, symptom, or medication. These are the same skills you will need to:

  • Have more me-time
  • Stay motivated about your self-care
  • Be consistent at taking care of yourself so that you can feel better again

I teach what to do first. I'll also teach you about :

  • Time management
  • Creating goals
  • Breaking down large steps
  • Positive self-talk

"I found Lisa to be caring, compassionate, and patient. She breaks self-care down into doable steps, and I appreciated the gentle Christian framework. Thank- you, Lisa, for all your hard work and compassionate spirit."

–Moira Gardener


This blog was created because I get you. I’ve been where you are, and so I know how you feel. I know what it’s like to have the passion – perhaps even a calling – to serve and care for others.

I’m also familiar with the struggle of caring for yourself while caring for other people. It’s very real.

So, I'm passionate about sharing simple strategies to help you focus on your self-care. But not because I’ve always had it figured out. No, I’ve learned self-care the hard way. You see, for most of my career, I’ve taught people how to make lifestyle changes to help them manage their symptoms.

While I shared a lot of lifestyle improvement advice and helped many people, behind the scenes, I was practically living off diet soda and candy-coated peanuts! Even though I was helping others, I didn’t take care of myself.

And I was miserable! I was dealing with a rising cholesterol level and didn't feel well. I had zero energy, zero creativity, and whew, was I cranky. Still, I was convinced that I didn’t have time for self-care.

Thankfully, I became more consistent with my self-care when I implemented the steps I share at My Life Nurse. As I’ve learned more and more about the successes I can have with small, consistent steps, I’ve been able to build on my small changes and create powerful new self-care habits.

What I learned literally changed my life. Now, I’m hoping it will change yours. Worry no more - you're in the right place!


  • Self-care Systems
  • Customized Self-care Plans
  • Chronic Disease Self-care
  • Making Lifestyle Changes
  • Wellness Strategies
  • Motivation & Confidence