MIND | BODY | WOMAN
Empowering women to take control of their mental and physical health by sharing personal stories, practical medical information and guidance.
I'm Morgan Michalowski. I’ve worked in the medical field for the past ten years as a pediatric psych nurse, NICU nurse, antepartum, postpartum nurse, lactation consultant and now as a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Working as a healthcare professional, I understand how hard it can be to get quality, compassionate, and focused answers from providers. I created this website as a way to connect personal stories with practical medical information and guidance for women.
Working in the healthcare industry, I’ve seen how normal or abnormal changes in our body spikes anxiety and makes it harder to adapt. I’ve seen providers dismiss these changes, and their accompanying emotions, leaving women feeling ashamed, frustrated or even more anxious. Also if your provider answered all your questions and offered quality education for your particular situation, you find it doesn’t necessarily make you feel better; you’re still ruminating, stuck, and feeling unhealthy.
We all carry stories that affect both our emotional and physical health depends on whether we have developed positive or negative ways of adapting to these narratives. Sometimes our bodies stop working the way we want them to by getting sick or we struggle to grow into the normal changes associated with aging. How we handle these changes can impact our overall satisfaction and level of happiness in life, as well as our long-term health. Many studies have shown that meditation-related techniques may preserve appropriate stress responses- we still react to stress (i.e., an increase in cortisol levels), but can return to pre-stressor baseline levels faster than individuals who don’t practice meditation and compassion. This training can attenuate non-adaptive prolonged stress responses once the stressor has passed to prevent ruminating thoughts that have been shown to increase the risk of depression, anger and a number of medical illnesses.
My goal is to integrate the neuroscience behind meditation and compassion training with medical information so women can feel calm, grounded and empowered to take control of their mental and physical health.
If you have a specific medical concern that is not only impacting your physical health, but also your emotional well being, contact me for at email@example.com for more information.
The words and contents in this blog, and any linked materials, are not intended to be construed as medical advice. The views expressed on this blog and website have no relation to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other institution with which the author is affiliated.