How are you feeling today?

How are you feeling today?This question begins every Coaching Session because it supports you to slow down enough to articulate the two words that best reflect what is on your heart and mind. Knowing how you feel is one way to know yourself and critical for Self-Leadership, the foundation of The Well-Being Coaching Program. The…

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What’s Your More in 24?

Being a type A personality and recovering perfectionist, I am always eager to start the New Year with what comes easily for me: a list of ambitious projects and BHAGs (big, hairy, audacious goals). Unfortunately, this list is also full of unrealistic expectations that can overwhelm, disappoint, and paralyze me. I want more for 2024,…

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5 Decisions for Self-Leadership

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Self-Leadership is the foundational skill of the Well-Being Coaching Program. It goes deeper than self-care because it empowers you to make the best decisions for yourself that affect your overall Well-Being. Self-Leadership requires you to commit the time and energy to know and care about yourself enough to make yourself a priority. Here are 5…

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Your Well-Being Determines Your Wellness

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When I ask nurses and nurse leaders, “How do you support Nurse Well-Being?” they often talk about their Wellness Programs, like LiveWell, Code Lavender, Peer Support, and Zen Rooms. These are all great approaches to support Nurse Wellness, but not necessarily Nurse Well-Being. Wellness and Well-Being are often used synonymously, and while they influence each…

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The Freedom of Choice

“My choices determine how I feel and the space I’m in.” Does our well-being, how we feel about ourselves really come down to this simple and powerful statement? I think it could. Last week I completely overcommitted myself, powering through all my activities, resulting in exhaustion and grumpiness. All because of my choices. The freedom…

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Recalibrate for Well-Being

After a downright cold Colorado Spring and recovering from a nasty virus, I was eager to start my summer with many things on my list. Hiking, biking, backpacking, gardening, outdoor concerts, picnics, mountain trips, reconnecting with friends and family, painting, and various home projects just to name a few… I started to feel overwhelmed and…

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Nurse Leaders Connect, Engage and Grow at AONL

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I came home from this year’s AONL conference feeling encouraged, optimistic and excited because of all I experienced. The theme was Inspiring Leaders: Connect. Engage. Grow. and AONL did a beautiful job of infusing the theme throughout the four-day Conference. The Nurse Leaders I met at presentations, receptions and in the hallways also embraced it…

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Are You a Self-Leader?

Self-Leadership is the relationship you have with yourself. When we improve the relationship with ourselves, we improve our well-being because we make better decisions. To improve any relationship, especially the one with ourselves, we have to nurture it by knowing ourselves. Growing and learning about yourself is central to The Well-Being Coaching Program. To evaluate…

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