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 that part of the story, you can read it here.) I knew I wanted to develop a consistent set of questions that each… Read more »

The Story of 33 Nurses, Part 1

I have some very exciting news to share: My newest book, 33 Nurses: Insights, Inspiration, and Stories from the Field, will be released in early December! The book’s timing and importance have turned out to be more relevant and meaningful than I could have ever guessed. Nurses have always been heroes, but with the arrival… 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 »

Procrastination

If you’ve ever procrastinated on doing something that you knew would be good for you, you are definitely not alone! Been there, done that. Many of us are good at hesitating, delaying, wavering on a decision, or not taking action even when we know it would be helpful to follow through. Recently I was asked… Read more »

Invite Happiness

Happiness is something we’d all enjoy a little more of. We naturally want to feel better and to experience more joy, contentment, and pleasure. Happiness is the feeling that overall, life is good. It’s the feeling that causes a spontaneous smile to grace our face. You Can Increase Your Happiness One enjoyable activity that I’ve… Read more »

Soften

Three of my mentors have used the same word recently in different contexts to suggest a way of letting go, of allowing in, and of finding calm in the storm of life: “Soften.” I’ve been repeating the word to myself for everything from letting go of a negative thought to relaxing a tight muscle. And… 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 »

Discovering Old Programs and Creating New Ones

We have been camping at a nice facility in South Carolina, enjoying amazing views of sunrises, sunsets, and moonsets across rolling hills of old pastures. Wildlife wanders through from time to time, and on the way out of the property, there are cows and a couple of mules in a fenced pasture. It’s quiet, dark,… Read more »

The Power of the Pause

One of the many benefits of mindfulness meditation is gradually gaining an ability to see the microsecond of time between an event and our reaction to that event. This concept may be new, so let’s think about it on a smaller scale which we can relate with. When we meditate on the breath, we eventually… Read more »