Mountain cabin for writing retreat

I started my new year spending 5 days with a dear friend on a writing retreat in the mountains. It was ideal in so many ways. Besides having uninterrupted space and time to write in a beautiful cabin, we experienced camaraderie and support for our writing projects. I so appreciated the relaxed and free spirit…

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Hand holding apple

Our habits build-up or break-down our resilience and today is a great day to examine them and decide what we want to let go, keep, and start, as we begin the new year. James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, defines habits as behaviors repeated enough times that they become automatic. Good habits get you better…

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relaxing with coffee and magazine

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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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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