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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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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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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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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