Graduate Q & A: Jacquelyn Atkins

This month, we are featuring Wisdom of the Whole graduate Jacquelyn Atkins. Jacquelyn supports women entrepreneurs to discover and communicate their true message. A natural healer, her career has spanned from physiotherapy to energy healing, positive living coordinator in aged care to holistic life coach. Her passion is connecting women with their true essence and helping them to express that to the world.      Jacquelyn completed her Wisdom of the Whole Coach Training last year, here is what she had to say in a recent…

Featured Graduate Dorothy Broomall

Dorothy Broomall dwells in symbolism and narrative, digs conversation, values family and community, and loves helping others find more fulfilling ways of doing and being in the world. In her coaching work with women in the helping and healing professions, she draws on her training from Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy, a BA in Anthropology, Sociology, and Religion from Kalamazoo College; a MA in Sustainability from Arizona State University; and her experience teaching sustainability, guiding wilderness retreats, and leading women’s spirituality groups. Knitting, kneading,…

Featured Graduate Lillian Farrell

Lillian Ryan Farrell RN, BSN, MS, CHES, CSWN-NJ, HN-BC, NC-BC lives and works in Sussex County, New Jersey. Lillian, better known as Nurse Lil, graduated from Rutgers University, College of Nursing in 1979. Ten years of hospital nursing on the post-op neurosurgical, pediatric, and hemodialysis units paved the way for her future nursing endeavors. While raising her four daughters, Nurse Lil spent 11 years managing and providing nursing services at a summer camp for blind and visually impaired children.        Nurse Lil received certification…

Featured Graduate Svetlana Dimovski

  Three Moments that Touched My Life I grew up in former Yugoslavia. Tucked away in a quaint country town, surrounded by endless sunflower fields, my early childhood was happy and carefree. But, my early twenties were a struggle; the country was torn by civil war. I was a student, my parents were retired, and my sister was still in middle school. My college town was a gateway to safety for many directly affected by conflict. Whenever I’d go to the train station, I’d see…

Featured Graduate Shawann Norwood

Why did I become a nurse? The funny thing is—I never wanted to be a nurse. Growing up, the only nurse I knew was my aunt Mary Anne, and my aunt Wendy was a Certified Nursing Assistant. They both worked in nursing homes, and as a kid I thought I don’t want to do that! I didn’t think about what I wanted to be when I grew up, I just knew I wanted to buy my mother a house. In 2002, I lost my mother.…

Featured Graduate Charlotte Adams

Featured Graduate: Charlotte Adams RN, BSN HC-BN I have been a nurse for 39 years and I can honestly say that it has been a wonderful career choice. I have no regrets in making this decision and I plan to continue to work in the health care field in some capacity as long as I am able. I feel that I have gained valuable knowledge and insight over the years and hope to be able to use this to help others in some capacity. For…

Featured Graduate Laura Dvorak

Laura Dvorak, RN, BSN has been a nurse with UCHealth for 10 years. She is very passionate about helping individuals learn the tools and skills they need to keep themselves healthy. Laura has training in chronic disease self-management and wellness coaching. Laura graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies and from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. In her free time she loves hanging out with her family. She and her husband…

Featured Graduate Colleen Delaney

Dr. Colleen Delaney is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut where she is the coordinator of the RN-MS program and founding director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Holistic Nursing. Her clinical specialty area is community/public health nursing. She is currently the Treasurer of the American Holistic Nurses Association and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Holistic Nursing. Dr. Delaney conducts clinical and health outcomes research with the major goal of improving the health status and healthcare…

Featured Graduate: Kate Lockhart

The Emotion of Awe Do you ever have the impulse to share a beautiful or amazing sight with someone else? Lately I’ve been noticing how much I love sharing my enthusiasm for the natural world. When I do this with other people around me, I get a lot of different responses. Some people avidly agree, “Yes, the clouds are amazing today!” while others merely grunt or outright ignore my commentary. I feel disappointed when I attempt to recruit a companion into reverie and they greet…

Featured Graduate Michele Uhl

Michele Uhl is a diploma graduate of Mount Carmel School of Nursing and obtained her BSN from Northern Kentucky University. She is a licensed massage therapist and is trained in CranioSacral Therapy, Reflexology, Healing Touch, Reiki and Guided Imagery. Most of her clinical career included maternal-child health and hospice as well as community nursing as a health educator. She also has a private nursing practice at her home. Michele lives outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, at a quiet, peaceful lake with fabulous views of sunrises and…