I know what it’s like to cry alone in the staff bathroom then wash your face, go out and pretend like nothing happened as you contend with all the patients, families and doctors waiting on you to be their nurse that shift. 


I know the pressure of looking for words that can’t be found because your thoughts are too disorganized to create one coherent sentence to describe what you know might be wrong. I know the pain of watching the magic you thought you had slip away hour by hour. I know because I was once that new nurse. I was once that girl begging for someone to see me and validate my experience. Well, let me hold your hand and be for you what I needed in those moments as a new nurse. 

Lavender and Peppermint Tea is a book of affirmations with reflections and journal prompts to support the new nurse as they get through the common challenges experienced in the first few years as a nurse. Each gentle affirmation will shake the reader's limiting beliefs around their ability as a new nurse while helping them untether from the fear, anxiety and feelings of overwhelm they so desperately want to be rid of.


Welcome to the first step in believing in your magic again as a new nurse.



Lavender and Peppermint Tea is exactly what nursing school does not teach us. The emotional guide book all new nurses need. Jannel wonderfully touched the emotional rollercoaster new grads go though, while providing the reader with a plan to overcome and conquer. Entering my 6th year of nursing and can still relate because 'I am human first, nurse second.

Samantha, RN

Very refreshing and insightful perspective on the new nurse journey. Nursing is not a journey best taken alone and this book is the mentor that we all needed at some point or the other. The author does an excellent job of capturing the anxiety of the new grad and calmly quoting those woes through meaningful practice and intention setting. 

Julia, NP

I highly recommend this book.  Lavender & Peppermint Teas is a must read for all new nurses. This book is truly amazing and helps the reader navigate through some of the internal difficulties you may be facing as a new grad. The title speaks volumes. Picture Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul....the  new nurse edition.

I'm a nursing student and I will be taking 1 class for summer school which starts on June 21, 2021 and ends in July. Thank you for writing your new book! It will help millions of new nursing just starting out like me.

Sara, RN

Jessica, Student Nurse

" Both lavender and peppermint tea

provide a calmness, like no other, to my unsettled spirit. When life feels impossible and the day ahead seems too long to bear,

I find my secret spot away from everything. "

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