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 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 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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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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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 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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Pura Vida is a beautiful health club I am fortunate enough to teach yoga at in North Denver. I was giving a good friend, who was my guest for the day a tour when we had this conversation: Her: What a state of the art weight room, how often do you work out? Me:  Oh,…

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Bali tribe - finding your tribe

Last weekend we hosted our post-Bali Retreat party 3 months after our trip. It was great to catch up with everyone and hear about their past adventures and future ones. Everyone looked fabulous, healthy, and happy, as you can see for yourself! The intrigue of a yoga retreat in Bali initially brought us all together…

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Bali is a magical place filled with ritual, beauty and challenge. The rice fields are green lush works of art, the temples are intricately designed and beautifully decorated and the beaches are largely undeveloped and uninhabited. In contrast, as a third world country, the water is not drinkable, the sanitation standards are relaxed and most…

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The sign on the wall, “If you don’t puke, faint, or die, keep going” was a tad concerning as I walked into a cycling class called HELLth. The initial reason I said YES to this 6am class was because the new owner of my yoga studio in Park Hill, (who owns five fitness facilities in…

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