BScN MSN PHC-NP
“Our health is all we have. Without it, nothing else matters.” Rosie Garner
I help women who feel lost, unfulfilled, sick & tired make their health & wellness a priority so that they can step into their power and go from surviving in life to thriving allowing them to achieve balance in their mental, emotional, physical & spiritual selves.
Hi, I’ m Shasta a Nurse Practitioner (aka super nurse), spiritual junky, wife, mother, & entrepreneur. Like many women for years I put the needs of everyone ahead of my own.
Isn’t that what a “GOOD” woman is supposed to do?
I was a proud perfectionist, people pleaser, & control freak who help people with their health. My patients left my office feeling heard & seen. Empathy and compassion oozed out of my being. I loved my job, but it drained me.
Personally, I married my soul mate 10 years ago, have a spit fire of a daughter, and a gorgeous abundant life.
My life was picture perfect, on paper it seemed like I had it all, the relationship, the family, the dream career….
On the inside, I felt unfulfilled, anxious, depressed, exhausted, not enough & unworthy. I was barely keeping it together, I would find myself crying in the car, coming home, and going straight to bed, soothing myself with food or being a workaholic to cope.
Being a “GOOD” woman took a toll on my health. It’s absolutely true when they say if you don’t prioritize your wellness, you'll be forced to make time for illness.
A series of events forced me to prioritize my health & wellness as they took away my ability to function, it started with severe postpartum depression, 6 months later a tragic house fire occurred and we lost everything, and 2 years later extreme workplace burnout left me bed ridden for 6 months with adrenal fatigue. These events literally took me out of my life and forced me on a healing journey. I had no other options, I couldn’t manage my day to day life anymore, I couldn’t pretend to be fine and hold up the masks anymore, they were too heavy. I was scared, had no idea who I was, but I knew I couldn’t go on “surviving” anymore.
During my journey, I realized traditional healthcare was not enough and it was failing me. It focused on medication & counseling for my depression & anxiety but I wasn’t getting better. Fed up, I began exploring alternative and complementary therapies in addition to my traditional medical plan. I added Reiki, herbs & supplements, mindfulness, emotional regulation, movement, nature, & explored spirituality all of which helped me to start thriving.
What I learned was healing does not begin in the body, it begins in the mind & soul. I had learned the Medicine Wheel teaching in my many years as a northern nurse, but I did not really understand it.
I do now!
This has forever changed the way I practice as I now not only live these wellness practices daily, I incorporate them into how I provide care to my clients.
I am so grateful you are here.
"Shasta is the most loving, giving, professional, & expert NP you will ever meet. Her care changed my life, she listened without dismissing me and was able to refer me to a specialist so I could have surgery. I'm forever grateful. I want to know where she tucks her angel wings during the day."
I have been a nurse for 17 years, 9 of which as a Nurse Practitioner (NP).
I started my career as a Pediatric Emergency Nurse and then transitioned into Outpost Nursing before going back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner.
As a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, I’ve worked with people across the lifespan from birth to death. However, my primary area of focus is women health and pediatrics with a special interest and expertise in:
Mental Health – anxiety, depression, low self esteem, disordered eating, & eating disorders.
Women’s health issues including reproductive, maternal, sexual health, & aging.
Chronic Disease Management including cardiac disease, respiratory illness, diabetes, thyroid conditions, incontinence, PCOS, & menopause.
Health at Every Size (HAES) advocate/provider
AVAILABLE FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
I love to share my story through workshops or keynote speaking; it is my purpose to help women see their worth allowing them to make their health & wellness a priority. We need healthy women stepping into their power, thriving to change the world.
I am also dedicated to teaching my fellow colleagues (medical & allied health professionals) helping them to improve the care they provide. A variety of workshops on alternative and complementary therapies, empathy, eating disorders in primary care, weight bias, & HAES are available on request. Other workshops can be developed on request.
I promise to inspire and educate your audience, leaving them feel seen and heard, I would love to hear from you.
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