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 »

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 »

Friendship

I’m inspired to write about the benefits of having good friends because I’ve just returned from a visit with a long-time bestie. We first met while training for a long-distance running event. There’s nothing like hours of running together during four months of training to get to know someone. And even though we are now… Read more »

Priorities

Are you a list maker? I love lists. I keep lists of tasks and to-do items, in both electronic and paper form. And I love crossing things off my lists and marking them as complete. If you’re a list person, you know that feeling of satisfaction. I also prioritize items on my list. Items on… Read more »

Benefits of Meditation

You may have noticed more articles and blog posts lately about meditation. I know I have. Perhaps it’s because starting a meditation practice is on many of our lists of intentions and goals to improve our lives. Meditation is simple to practice, costs little to nothing, and is easy to learn. My daily practice has… Read more »

Overwhelm Part Two

Response to my “Feeling Overwhelmed?” blog post has been, well, overwhelming. 😉 I’m glad the step-by-step approach was helpful and thanks for your follow-up questions. I wanted to go a little deeper in this post about a question I received from several readers just in case you have the same question. In the last post,… Read more »