Building Nurse Resilience Blog

Thank You for Your MOST Important Work

April 30, 2021
Girls holding a pan of scones

Waiting in line for my vaccination last month, I felt such a sense of hope and gratitude for the opportunity to re-engage in greatly missed activities, like baking scones with our granddaughters. The nurse who gave me my shot said, “This is the most important work I’ve ever done.” I was touched by her sentiment…

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Are You Overfunctioning? ONE Thing to Help

April 5, 2021
Nurse with mask on

After coaching many nurses and leaders over the last year, I have noticed a common theme. When nurses are feeling overwhelmed or out of control, we tend to overfunction. Our inherent role as caregivers and problem solvers make this an obvious way to manage our stress, but it is not a sustainable one. Overfunctioning is…

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February 27, 2021

We are in our 13th month of (you know what) and I am tired—of Zooming, masking, and social distancing. I miss traveling to see clients and host yoga retreats, sleepovers with my grandchildren, and birthday lunches with girlfriends. I know there is light at the end of the tunnel, but I am impatient for it…

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What Are You Feeding?

January 29, 2021
Wolf howling in winter

Last month, I had a period of not sleeping well causing me to lose my energy, focus, and perspective. My erratic moods compelled my husband to ask me frequently, “Are you Good Diane or Bad Diane today?” It reminded me of an old Cherokee tale of two wolves: One evening an elderly Cherokee told his…

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About Diane

As a speaker, author, life coach, nurse, and yoga teacher, Diane brings resilience skills to healthcare organizations in a variety of ways with The Resilience Academy, keynotes, half-day and full-day seminars, Resilience Challenges, national and international leadership and resilience retreats, virtual experiences, and coaching.