The Yenta in My Head

I have recently decided my resolution focus for this year is on myself. Being more mindful, taking care of my health, my weight and general wellbeing. Who can argue this isn’t a good thing?! What I didn’t expect to discover while learning to meditate and focus on the present, is that my in my mind is a mean yenta.

The mind stores many negative experiences, and mine in childhood are doozies. I am learning from a master of neuroscience how to manage my mind which never seems to shut up. This skill set is hard for me, and opens up an incredibly new way of living…being mind-neutral. Being mind-neutral forces you to let go of old experiences, pain, anger, fear and sadness-a great concept, but tough to do.

Michael Singer discusses the benefits in several videos, and his book,”The Untethered Soul.” (See link below) I sure wish I learned this stuff decades ago.


Posted by Susan Odegaard Turner – MentorRN


About Turner Healthcare
As CEO and founder of the consulting firm, Turner Healthcare Associates, Inc. since 1993, Dr. Turner continuously implements the skills gleaned from over thirty five years of experience in the healthcare field. She began her career as a registered nurse in a Critical Care Unit and Emergency Department. She has served in top management roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, for various hospitals throughout Southern California. Dr. Turner was also appointed the first Statewide Nursing Officer for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Dr. Turner is an Associate Professor for the UCLA Graduate School of Nursing, Moorpark Community College, and has served as the Health Career expert for for six years. Currently, Dr. Turner provides career coaching, planning, and advisement. She specializes in helping young adults seeking healthcare careers and individuals in transition, such as older RNs. In addition to her Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing from Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, she holds a Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master's of Business Administration from California Lutheran University. She received her Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration from California Southern University. Her doctoral dissertation discussed the ramifications of clinical re-engineering of nursing services in the 1990’s. Dr. Turner is the author of numerous articles in national healthcare journals as well as the “The Nurse’s Guide to Managed Care,” and “The Nursing Career Planning Guide,” both published by Jones-Bartlett.

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