Health Resources, Tips, and Pointers from an ER Nurse

It’s been said that if you have your health, you have everything. But you know what? If you obsess about one part of your health to the point that it makes the rest of your life go crazy, I’d say that you missed the mark. After all, health has so many pieces to the whole that it’s a very complex puzzle. But even though it’s complex, you can manage it with balance, moderation, and some know-how.

Health is more than fitness or diet. It’s how you live your life.

Health is all about balance and learning how to deal with whatever your new normal is. For some of us, that new normal means dealing with a body that’s changed profoundly since having children. For others, it means dealing with a chronic, invisible illness. No matter what your normal is, though, you can strive to have and enjoy your health.

So, let’s go over some of the most powerful, popular, and most-shared health articles by topic.

Want some great tips to Stay Healthy All Year? Here are my Top Tips by a Registered Nurse.

Anxiety and Stress Management

Does anybody else remember Bartok the bat from Anastasia? “Stress… it’s a killer, sir.” That line has stuck with me for all of these years. Because stress can be a killer. So let’s learn how to manage it, shall we?

First Aid

First aid is an important topic! I strongly believe that everyone should know how to do first aid – especially parents. So here are some of my best first aid resources for you.

Need help with recovery? Here’s all about RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

Common Colds and non-flu Viruses

Flu (Influenza)

The flu is a big deal. People die from the flu, y’all. So here’s what you need to know so that you can stay safe each and every flu season, er, year.

Health after childbirth

One thing they drilled into us in our physiology and pathophysiology classes is that structure determines function. And, when the structure changes, the function does, too. In other words, having kids takes a toll on our bodies. So let’s keep ourselves healthy, eh mommas?

Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is more than just eating a balanced diet. Although, that’s important. It’s having a healthy relationship with food so that you aren’t overeating or undereating. More to come on those topics, I’m sure. But for the meantime, here are some of our favorite family recipes for you to enjoy. Some of them are healthy in large quantities – and some need to be enjoyed in moderate qualities. But all are enjoyable!

Recipes from Our Table to Yours

Wondering about those fad or fancified diets? Let’s talk about them.

School-aged Kids’ Health

Keeping your kids healthy is a full-time job, y’all. And it ain’t for the faint of heart. So hang in there – because at least we’re in each other’s good company.



Sleep is one of my favorite things ever. Seriously. Because when I get enough sleep, I can do all the things. But, when I don’t get adequate sleep? I’m cranky, nothing goes right, and I really, really need a nap. So let’s talk about all the sleep things because sleep has a huge impact on each of our health.

Oh – and don’t forget that your diet affects your sleep, too!

Sleep Regressions

This is, far and away, one of the most popular health topics on this blog. It’s surprised me, but that’s ok. I’ve got answers, thanks to my 4 kids who were horrible sleepers. But, there are so many answers that I’ve made a whole page for them.

How to Survive Any Sleep Regression at Any Age

You’re welcome.

Health is a huge topic. I’ve studied it for years, taught it for years, and tried keeping it for even longer. It’s a delicate balance – one that requires constant readjustments to account for an incomprehensible number of factors. Enjoy your health. Try to live sensibly, eat well, and don’t make too many reckless choices. That way, you’ll be able to enjoy your health a lot longer – and your family will enjoy having you around.

Oh, and remember to wear sunscreen.

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Do you have a specific question or concern that hasn’t been addressed yet? Be sure to let me know what it is by commenting below (or contact Kimberly C. Starr directly) and I’ll try to find you some answers.

Kimberly C. Starr

I'm a ginger who loves reading, eating, being a nurse, spending time with my family, and writing about it all. I believe humor is the best medicine, followed very closely by chocolate and tacos. To read more about me, click here.

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