Nothing triggers my lack of self-compassion faster than having to watch myself on video from a presentation. With my critical eye, I seem to only focus on what is wrong with how I look, sound, move, and what I say! This offers me a great opportunity to learn and grow by practicing self-compassion. Self-compassion is…Read More
Self-care is not selfish or soft. It is a practice that contributes to our strength and overall sense of well-being, in other words, our resilience. I’m not referring to massages or pedicures, which are healthy pleasures, but instead doing the things we know we need to do and resist for a number of reasons. Here…Read More
Sunday is my favorite day of the week because it’s the only day I don’t have to be somewhere, and, I often schedule my proclaimed “free” day with lots of activity. When a recent full Sunday was cancelled due to weather, my inclination was to fill it back up with other things, until I remembered…Read More
Last week I was in ICU at the bedside of my dear friend with septicemia and endocarditis. She looked so small and fragile in that big bed, hooked up to multiple medicines and monitors with a constant entourage of providers poking, prodding and asking numerous questions. I felt incredibly sad and anxious, with the severity…Read More
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, 30 day mindfulness challenges, national and international leadership and mindfulness retreats, webinars and coaching.