marilyn-croppedMarilyn Giss serves as OCUUC’s Congregation Nurse. Her blog page, Notes From The Nurse, is a topical update on health issues for the congregation. Marilyn also coordinates the Caring Ministry and various health related programs at OCUUC.

New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

10 Life Changing New Year’s Resolutions by Kori McLaine If, like me, you have a tendency to make well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions that you don’t stick to — or don’t stick to for long — then we both need this blog post! In preparation for the upcoming new year, I made this list of ten resolutions that…

New Year’s Resolutions: Health

Health Resolutions Made Easier Skip extreme resolutions in favor of small, smart health changes you can actually stick to, by Stephanie Abramson and Lisa Whitmore  Resolutions are great, but let’s face it: The more radical they are, the more likely you are to drop them. And then feel bad about doing so. Instead, try adapting a few…

Marilyn Giss

Your Congregation Nurse, Marilyn Giss, may be contacted by email at nurse@ocuuc.org. ________ An excellent article on handling stress and anxiety: 5 reasons why anxiety is so hard to manage (and what you can do to cope) If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions…

Adair Small’s Retirement

Dear OCUUC Community, Serving as your Congregation Nurse since early 2002 has constituted a significant part of my nursing career.  This ministry, which is what I quickly came to realize it was, has added a dimension to my profession and my life that has enriched all my contacts and relationships and will continue to do…

Early Heart Attack Symptoms for Women

Just a note: Adair is in her “other” city for awhile but can always be reached by email. Calling all folks who think they are too young to have a heart attack! You will enjoy this short that Elizabeth Banks did for the American Heart Association. Thanks to Rayna Hamre who sent it to me.…