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Our habits build-up or break-down our resilience and today is a great day to examine them and decide what we want to let go, keep, and start, as we begin the new year. James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, defines habits as behaviors repeated enough times that they become automatic. Good habits get you better…

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Joy Christmas ornaments

We have trouble saying NO for many reasons. We are good people and don’t want to disappoint anyone, we are high-achievers and think we should be able to do it, or we thrive on the immediate rewards of attention and praise. We also may be challenged with NO when we underestimate the amount of time…

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OneTeam Leadership Retreat Group

Why are we all in such a rush? That was my opening line in 2002 when I wrote my first book, STOP Living Life Like an EMERGENCY! and I think it has even more relevance today. Last month I had the opportunity to participate in the OneTeam Leadership Retreat. While it was a real treat…

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Frog on branch what are you over

There is nothing like time away to give you great perspective on your life. Our honeymoon was my first visit to Kauai, a long-time bucket list destination, and I was very impressed by the beautiful beaches, lush tropical forests, and the slow pace of the “garden island”.   After lots of rest, great food, and awesome…

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4Runner steps to self-compassion

I bought a brand new Toyota 4Runner in January this year. In August, I came to the conclusion it was too big for me and decided to sell it. Two days later, I backed into another car after yoga class–oops! (which is NOT exactly the sentiment I shared when this happened). The good news is,…

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Diane and Neil's Wedding

Commitment has been top of mind for me lately, especially since I got married in July!   While Neil and I have been partners for the last 13 years, getting married is another level of commitment and one we took very seriously. My biggest concern was that things would change after getting married and since we…

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After an intense week of speaking on cultivating resilience with joy in your life, I am embarrassed to admit I did not heed my own advice.  Recovery is the foundation of joy and I know after a big trip I need time and space, but I allowed my type-A tendency to get the best of…

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San Diego 2019 AONE

I was fortunate to attend AONE 2019 in beautiful San Diego last month and as always, was not disappointed. I connected with many nurse leaders and was happy to experience so many high energy presentations focused on resilience! Here are my 5 of my favorite with my interpretations: 1. Chronic excessive stress is normal stress…

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man hanging on rope

Kauai has been on my bucket list for years because of it’s tropical rain forests to hike and explore and beautiful beaches to surf and snorkel.  I thought it would be the perfect place to host a yoga retreat this year, but after a lot of research and conversation, I found myself really struggling trying…

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Hands holding heart to practice self-compassion

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…

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