Some days I wake up feeling discouraged, frustrated and tired of it all. I call it a COVID day when I grieve the way things used to be and berate myself for not completing my book, getting organized or reaching out to more family with all the extra time I think I should have. I…

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I was drawn to paragliding for years so when Tim, a good friend and experienced pilot, offered to take me, I said yes immediately. I’m really not a daredevil, but there was something about the freedom of being in the air, above all the noise and chaos that really attracted me. As we stood on…

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Diane hiking during COVID

When the pandemic became apparent to most of us in early March, we had no idea of the long-term implications it would have on virtually every aspect of our lives physically, emotionally, socially, and financially. Four months later, there is no waiting for our new normal, because it is here. I have observed and experienced…

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Last year at this time I wrote about the need for recovery as I experienced a full speaking schedule, a lot of travel, and planning my wedding! Today we are experiencing different reasons for needing recovery with limitations of travel, social interactions and resources, leading to what a CNO said recently, feels like one very…

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My conversations with nurse leaders in the last couple of weeks revealed a general consensus of staff and managers feeling tired, apathetic, and a loss of control and trust after all they have experienced. I think we can all relate to these emotions, and are more than ready to put this pandemic behind us and…

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Resilience Recovery Adapt

Last week I took a course focused on delivering online content with high engagement and impact given by master trainer, Bob Pike. Pre-pandemic, I never considered delivering my programs virtually, but things have changed. After teaching yoga, giving a commencement speech, and coaching on Zoom the last couple of months, I knew I needed to…

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Yoga Practice on Beach

This marks week 5 of our official quarantine and I don’t know about you, but it is wearing on me. While my inbox continues to fill up with advice on how to best use my time, money and energy during this uncertainty, I feel the need for less, not more. Today I give you the…

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Balloons floating away

Jack Kornfield, my favorite Buddhist monk psychologist says, loving and letting go can be the same thing because both allow us to touch each changing moment and be there fully for whatever arises next. These words resonate with me as I experience moments of hope and peace, followed by waves of overwhelm and sadness in…

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Golden Retriever

In these times of overwhelm and uncertainty, it may seem counter-intuitive to feel grateful for anything. But the truth is, no matter what happens with this pandemic, there is still more right than wrong with the world. Gratitude helps us keep a perspective to make space for hope, calm, and peace, which I know I…

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We are all feeling the effects of the COVID-19 virus outbreak but no one is more distressed right now than healthcare organizations. I am here to serve and support you in any way and have outlined 5 resilience skills that will help us all navigate this uncertain and chaotic time. Thank you for all you…

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