It’s About Time: 3 Practices for the Holidays

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Do you ever find yourself saying, I don’t have time for this! Especially when life provides you with little but costly inconveniences like your car not starting, computer crashing, or chai tea spilled in your lap? Whether you look forward to the holidays or suffer through them, they require more from us—attention, energy, and time.…

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Retreat to Recover

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Last month my team and I spent 3 days in the mountains for a retreat, the first time we were together in person in two years! Even though I have been leading retreats for 25 years, every single one reminds me of the importance of getting away to recover. We all agreed this one was…

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Are You Overfunctioning? ONE Thing to Help

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After coaching many nurses and leaders over the last year, I have noticed a common theme. When nurses are feeling overwhelmed or out of control, we tend to overfunction. Our inherent role as caregivers and problem solvers make this an obvious way to manage our stress, but it is not a sustainable one. Overfunctioning is…

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5 Resilience Skills for COVID-19

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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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20 Resilience Habits for 2020

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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…

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Resilience Takes Time

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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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