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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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Making Space to Grow

Making Space to Grow Roses

If you are a gardener, you know that roses, like many plants require plenty of space to grow. This requires you to thin the stalks in early spring so the remaining ones have plenty of room for light, water and growth. This makes for not only healthy and hearty roses, (resilient), but also beautiful, as…

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5 Ways to Practice Authenticity

5 ways to practice authenticity Patrick Kennedy

The AONE 2018 meeting was full of rich and relevant content, great speakers and a huge expo hall ideal for learning and connecting. Everyone I met, from vendors to nurse leaders was refreshingly authentic, open and enthusiastic about nursing and healthcare today. Of all the diverse speakers I experienced, I found Patrick Kennedy to be the most exceptional. Known…

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Reframe for Easy

Reframing in The Big Easy

Last month I was honored to speak at the AORN Global Surgical Conference in New Orleans, also known as The Big Easy. There are a number of theories where this nickname came from, but one of the more popular references how easy it was (and still is) for musicians to land gigs in New Orleans,…

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5 Ways to Improve Your Wellbeing

As many of you already know, resilience is not just the ability to bounce back in adversity, but an overall sense of wellbeing. It defines how we show up everyday, in the storms as well as the puppies and rainbows of life. This is great news. Although we can’t control the storms, we can take…

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What are you tolerating?

What are you tolerating vision board

I started my new year off by teaching a class on vision boards, and I created my own first. I intentionally left a lot of space because when I cram too many things into my life, it is difficult for me to stay in the moment and truly enjoy it. Creating space includes assessing your…

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