Tap Into Courage

In a recent discussion about the importance of learning to set healthy boundaries, one person said, “It takes courage to stand up for what I need and to say ‘No’ when I need to. I don’t know if I can do it.” She was worried that she wouldn’t have the courage to actually follow through… Read more »

Build Resilience to Avoid Nurse Burnout

Resilience is a widely-used word and popular concept lately. What does resilience mean for nurses? It means being able to continue caring for others with compassion and strength under the constant stress of working long hours with scarce resources. It means feeling like you and your work make a difference, feeling connected with a team… Read more »

The Story of 33 Nurses, Part 3

In Part 2 of The Story of 33 Nurses, I promised to share more information about getting the manuscript for 33 Nurses: Insight, Inspiration, and Stories from the Field ready to release. I also promised to show you the cover, and here it is!!! Sweet, right?! Many of the details of preparing a manuscript for… Read more »

Calming Fear and Finding Hope

There’s no question that times are tough right now for the whole planet. All the Fears The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world forever. We’ve lost so, so many people to the virus and many who survived the infection are fighting long-term debilitating symptoms, all while people argue about the very existence of this… Read more »

How to Find Peace in a Noisy World

Am I the only one that does this? I open a new tab in a browser to go to a website and I’m immediately distracted by the cute Google Doodle. I click on it to learn more, which is exactly what they knew I’d do. In so doing, I completely forget my reason for opening… Read more »

Don’t Wait

First, a reminder… Recently I mentioned that now is the time to use those special things you’ve been saving, such as the good dishes and glasses, the nice shirts you always save for special occasions, or the special soap someone gave you. I received some really sweet responses about how true it is that we… Read more »

The Art of Wasting Time

How do you define ‘wasted’ time? Is it time spent scrolling through social media? Maybe sitting in traffic or waiting in a long line? Having to go back and redo something that didn’t turn out as expected? Saying “Yes” too often and doing things you don’t really want to do? Do you ever get still… Read more »

You Deserve A Break

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the many ongoing thoughts of what needs to be done, what needs to be fixed, who needs to be paid, the shopping, the cleaning, schedules, doctor’s appointments, work, laundry… With all the worry in the front of your mind constantly, it doesn’t seem to leave room for thinking… Read more »