Welcome! My name is Lisa Kimrey, and I’m an RN.
My goal is to provide you with strategies to help you serve the LORD, grow your faith and efficiently 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:
- Use tools and strategies to START (and continue) taking superior care of yourself.
- Build your confidence by trusting God’s faithfulness on your journey.
- Save time and money while using health services.
And it also teaches you how to:
- Navigate the healthcare system for condition-specific services.
- Choose only high-quality service and product options.
- Target wellness when taking care of your family.
- Impact your family’s health outcomes.
It’s a struggle to make time for your self-care while caring for your family and loved-ones. But, I suspect, like me, that you want to take better care of yourself, and you want to be more serving to the LORD, too.
You want to eat right, and you know you should exercise. You know the LORD is calling you to serve.
And together we will.
How It Began…
I love being a nurse! And, 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 struggled to change their lifestyles and follow their health provider’s recommendations, there were many who succeeded. Some of those who did were Christians who fully leaned into their faith. I loved talking to them about how they used their faith to confidently change their lifestyles.
That was fascinating to me!
But, taking care of myself was not a love of mine.
I was in my twenties and thirties when I worked in my favorite 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 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 aging parents and trying to serve God.
Fatigue and exhaustion haunted me, and I carried the feeling of defeat.
But, I remembered the Christian patients who leaned on their faith!
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:
- 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 feel that you should make 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) have a new symptom(s) and are concerned it hasn’t resolved.
-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.
Click on the link to receive your FREE Christian Mini-Course “How to Start Eating Healthy in 5 Easy & Peaceful Days” now.
Praying you have hope today for a better tomorrow,