Author Archives: Jennifer Schmid, MSN, RN, CNL

About Jennifer Schmid, MSN, RN, CNL

Founder and owner of Oasis Wellness, Jennifer Schmid, MSN, RN, CNL, is a holistic nurse and natural wellness educator who is passionate about helping people get healthy naturally. With degrees in both nursing and naturopathy, Jennifer successfully bridges the gap between conventional and alternative medicine, understands when each is appropriate, and advocates for her clients’ health care freedom.

Why I’m not afraid of measles

Hi! I’ll bet you’ve been wondering where I’ve been… I’m actually publishing my blogs now on my Oasis Wellness website, which you can find here. (If for some reason the link isn’t working, you can cut and paste this address … Continue reading

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Oasis Wellness Empowerment Series #3: On the Journey towards Patient and Provider Empowerment

In the second segment of this series, I introduced a new model of care called the “Collaborative Empowerment Model,” whereby both patient and provider create a healing model through collaboration and empowerment. I promise that I will devote an entire future article to how this model works, but for the time being, I think it’s more important to give you all concrete steps to become more empowered. We are in a crisis situation, people.

In addition, I’m excited to introduce many of you to a new role in nursing called the Clinical Nurse Leader. Continue reading

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Oasis Wellness Empowerment Series #2: Disempowering Patients through Fear, Coercion, and Force

Please note that we will be phasing out this blog page. But don’t despair! You can all of our blogs over on our Oasis Wellness website, http://www.earthbasedmedicine.com. For now, we’ll continue to double post so that you don’t miss out. In … Continue reading

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Oasis Wellness Empowerment Series #1: How the Internet can Empower Patients and Providers

If information is power, then the Internet – long crowned the “information superhighway” – provides both patients and health care providers a compelling platform for empowerment. Patients want to know about their choices and treatment options — ALL of their options, not just what was taught in medical school ten, twenty, thirty years ago. Continue reading

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Healing Lessons from my Garden

Have you noticed that nature can’t be rushed? My attempt at a summer vegetable garden this year reminded me that nature is boss and works at her own tempo.It is the same thing with healing our bodies. You can’t rush healing or getting healthy. Continue reading

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Healing for the FUN of it

Most of the time, people become my clients because they are unhappy with the prescriptions they get from their doctors, whether conventional or naturopathic. They are overwhelmed by the pharmaceuticals, supplements, and diet changes that their provider insists they must … Continue reading

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Taking care of Numero Uno (Self-care as business strategy)

The question is, how does one practice self-care when time and/or finances are tight? For me, it always comes down to using earth-based medicine – using the earth as a source to heal, empower, and rejuvenate. Continue reading

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