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Philosophy and Quotes

The following quotes mean so much to me. Some have changed the course of my life, how I view my holistic nursing practice, inspired my love of aromatherapy and merely confirmed what I know to be true.

"We encourage you each to remember, always, that we have a right to choose how to treat our body and what form of medication, food, air and liquid we shall place within it. By exercising free choice, by choosing our own medicine, and by remembering the incredible resources nature offers, we have the power, collectively to empower ourselves and others, in choosing remedies that work with our body rather than against it. We have the potential to expand consciousness and to once again put medicine back into the hands of the people. And it is within education where the path to awareness is nurtured and each of us empowered."

- Jade Shutes - (Inspired by Jane Goodall, A Reason for Hope)  

  "Nature alone cures. What nursing has to do is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him." - Florence Nightingale

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

"In wilderness is the preservation of the world." - Henry David Thoreau

"The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others." - Sir Robert Baden-Powell

"To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch ... to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson  

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