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 »

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 »

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 »

Resiliency Abounds

Little did I know my February blog post (The Power of the Pause) would be so appropriate as the entire planet now takes a collective pause. We’re all different people than we were a month ago. I hope you and yours remain safe and well. I am thankful to be healthy and sheltering in place… 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 »

Meditation For Those Of Us Over 50

We all know that a daily meditation practice has a wide range of benefits, such as feeling less stressed and anxious, sleeping better, reduced physical pain, increased patience, better focus and clarity, feeling more relaxed and calm, and having a better overall quality of life. But wait, there’s more… A well-known Harvard neuroscientist became interested… 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 »

Out of Doors in Open Air

It has been an interesting and challenging time over the past few weeks and I am thankful for the centering support that daily meditation, breathing, and tapping bring. Last week I spent time preparing for and presenting two workshops about those particular self-care tools. They have guided me smoothly through some life challenges with more… Read more »