Lisa Schmidt is a freelance writer and published poet. She regularly contributes to several blogs where she enjoys writing about volunteerism, holistic healing and finding authentic fulfillment. Here, Lisa shares her expertise on the topics of stress management, safety, pregnancy and pets.
Lisa is a certified Reiki practitioner, meditation instructor, and the founder of instituteofenrichment.com. She discovered a passion for holistic healing as a nursing student and has been helping others manage stress for more than 12 years. She continues to coach clients on eliminating stress and anxiety from their lives by teaching skills that empower them to create and maintain a more fulfilling way of life.
Lisa began a career in patient care over 20 years ago as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, providing life-saving treatment in the field while educating others about the importance of safety. As a leader in her profession, Lisa quickly advanced to a licensed Basic Life Support Instructor, certifying other Emergency Personnel in life support techniques and procedures. Over the years, she also invested several hours providing CPR education in her community.
As a medical professional, Lisa was trained to recognize complications of pregnancy while assisting patients through labor and delivery. Given her medical background and nearly 30 years of experience as a mother, Lisa has been an authority among friends and family who sought a reliable opinion during pregnancy over the last 25 years. Lisa maintains a passion for empowering women to live their best life before, during, and after pregnancy.
Early in her career, Lisa was the primary Vet Tech at a highly reputable veterinary practice. For several years she was the primary caregiver for all small animal patients of the clinic; administering vaccinations, medications, IVs, and assisting animal patients through surgery and recovery. Lisa was an animal advocate from an early age with an affinity for cats. She has an uncanny ability to connect with and elicit a positive response from difficult and traumatized felines.