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Finding Joy in Recovery

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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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Resilience at AONE 2019

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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It’s Hard to Let Go and It’s Hard to Hang On

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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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3 Steps to Self-Compassion

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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19 Things to do (for Yourself) in 2019

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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…

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Breaking Busy: 5 Myths to Let Go!

Breaking Busy 5 Myths

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…

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How Grateful Are You?

Gratitude. Give Thanks

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…

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5 Surprises of Italy!

Bridge in Bagnon Italy

Every retreat I lead is full of magic and surprise, and the month we spent in Tuscany did not disappoint.  With the theme, An Exploration of the Senses, we learned about Italian history, art, food and wine, but we learned even more about ourselves.  I experienced the delight and wonder of surprise many times and…

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Are You FUN or Miserable?

Hiking Are You FUN or miserable?

We spent 3 fabulous days in the mountains hiking, seeing a play, and eating fabulous food, all with great friends.  It was a great opportunity to exhale after a busy travel schedule but it turned out to be not quite enough… On the drive home, I felt myself bristle with our return to traffic, heat,…

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The Gifts of Patience

Gifts of Patience

Why are we all in such a rush?  That is the question I asked in my first book, Stop Living Life Like an Emergency! and I’m still asking it.  We are so busy, expectant and impatient, demonstrated by how we react to a slow computer, delayed flight, or transition that takes longer than we expect.…

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