Entries by Kathryn Bumgarner

The 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale

The 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. The WHO declared 2020 to be the International Year of the Nurse in January 2019. The official proposal was intended to recognize nurses and midwives as being the bridge of healthcare, on the “frontlines”. 2020 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, May 12, 1920. Florence […]


Event | YOGA NIDRA | Thursday, 7:15-8:45 PM

Yoga Nidra is a profoundly relaxing, deeply restful practice and the fullest expression of yoga can be found in the gift of total relaxation. Yet we know relaxation can often be difficult to achieve, because stress tends to become lodged in our nervous systems. The storage of stress hampers our ability to relax fully and […]

Memorial Day Sarasota National Cemetery

On this Memorial Day we acknowledge that freedom is not free. Memorial Day is in honor of those who died while serving in the armed forces to stop the global march of tyranny. My first  Memorial Day at a National Cemetery was at the Dayton VAMC, ten years ago.  I didn’t know there was a […]

Remembering 1968

Standing in the checkout line at the supermarket, my eye caught the title of the Time documentary, “1968 – The Year That Shaped a Generation”.  I was 16 in 1968.  I became a changed person that year. That was the year I would cry when I went to bed at night, the next morning, cry […]