Too Many Decisions

I don’t know about you but when I have too many decisions to make in a short amount of time, I get overwhelmed and frustrated, and then I can’t seem to make a decision at all! I get stuck. Ever have one of those moments? It can be as simple as a menu choice at… Read more »

EFT for Migraines…

Migraine headaches are always painful and sometimes completely debilitating. Some migraine sufferers spend several days unable to work or even stay in an upright position. Sometimes the cause is physical, such as when we become dehydrated. Often the underlying cause is an emotional issue. Stress is often the cause of headaches. Anyone under chronic stress… Read more »

How I Stop My Migraines

If you suffer from migraines or frequent headaches, you might benefit from my story about how I learned to control them. I was away from home, at the end of a stressful week, subjected to unfamiliar foods, constant exhaust fumes, and uncomfortable situations, both physical and emotional. The day I was to leave, I started… Read more »

I Can’t Release This Stress

Living in a chronic state of stress doesn’t feel good. It affects our short- and long-term health, immune response, eating patterns and digestion, relationships, and sleep; it affects everything. If there’s a way out of the stressful situation, we’ll usually take it. I heard from a client that she wasn’t regularly practicing the simple stress-relief… Read more »

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 »

Another Trip Around the Sun

This week I celebrated my birthday. I’m thankful that I’ve survived this past year, that I am safe and healthy. I’m thankful my 3-member pod includes my sister-in-law Deb who is not only an incredible nature photographer but also an amazing chef. I’m thankful that leftover cake for breakfast has no calories and that I… 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 »

Holidays 2020

Without a doubt, this year has been one of the biggest challenges most of us have ever endured. And now we need to face this normally joyous holiday season, courageously finding ways to compromise while still finding happiness and hope for the future. We’ve all been shouldering extraordinary stress for almost a year, some more… Read more »

The Story of 33 Nurses, Part 2

In my last post, I shared the original spark for the book 33 Nurses: Insight, Inspiration, and Stories from the Field and how a plan started to come together. (If you missed Part 1 of the story, you can read it here.) I knew I wanted to develop a consistent set of questions that each… Read more »