Your YogaNurse tribe prescribes cows for anxiety

Your YogaNurse tribe prescribes cows for anxiety

You are a beacon of light in a very dark world, darling nurse. You are caring for people who are suffering. This is truly a noble profession. We have greats like Florence Nightingale and we can only hope to go down in history as a pioneer and a caring problem solver. Even if it’s only among our own patients, we want to know that we made a difference.  Except…we can’t always achieve this due to…

Nurses, here’s ONE thing to remember when you’re forced to deal with circumstances beyond your control.

Nurses, here’s ONE thing to remember when you’re forced to deal with circumstances beyond your control.

I recently experienced a power outage in Montreal, Canada. It was so bad that the mayor had to cancel Halloween.  The winds were wild, the storms were unforgiving and the power outage kept me apart from my much beloved cuppa coffee. I couldn’t cook, I was struggling to stay in touch with my team and I was salvaging every last drop of battery power on my phone to try and finish up some of my…

Are you a nurse with compassion fatigue? Here’s what your heart is aching to tell you.

Are you a nurse with compassion fatigue? Here’s what your heart is aching to tell you.

The Struggle: Dodge the Lawsuit. What does your day as a nurse consist of lately? Paperwork, sacrifice and skipped lunch breaks? Ringing phones and chronic staff shortages? Paperwork. Damage control. More paperwork.     It’s almost like we’re playing “dodge the lawsuit” daily. We’re so far removed from the primary function of a nurse – caring for our patients.  We imagine we’d get time to talk to our patients, get to know them, form a trusting relationship…

This Halloween…nurses are on the menu and energy vampires…are hungry.

This Halloween…nurses are on the menu and energy vampires…are hungry.

It is spooky month and everyone is dressing up as a vampire this Halloween! They aren’t the blood sucking types but they still feed on you. They come from nowhere and everywhere and they feed on your energy. Sometimes they can even take the shape of an object or a life event or a place or memory. It doesn’t even need to be a tangible thing, energy vampires are everywhere. Nurses are especially vulnerable to…

Amazing tips to help busy nurses get their spark back with sacred nourishment.

Amazing tips to help busy nurses get their spark back with sacred nourishment.

In the YogaNurse tribe we understand these two things intimately. You are BUSY. I like to rephrase the stressful busy word with.. “I’m in abundant service.”  You need help fitting mindful living into your abundant service schedule. Another thing we understand is that you have no time to prepare yourself a healthy meal every single day. You grab snacks out of the vending machine and eat junk food on the go. I have my fair…

Nurses, here are 7 mindful gifts to give that your future self will thank you for!

Nurses, here are 7 mindful gifts to give that your future self will thank you for!

I am nurse. I care about others and how well they’re eating, how well they’re sleeping, how much they’re exercising and I bend over backwards to ensure they have those needs met. Now, while bent over backwards, breathe in and bring awareness to how much that actually hurts your back. Ouch!  If you’re still young, your body will serve you well, so it might not be clear just how much harm you are causing to…

#1 The Most Essential Practice of Your Job as a NURSE 

#1 The Most Essential Practice of Your Job as a NURSE 

HAPPY SPRING! Trusting you have weathered the Winter storms, both in the outer life and the inner life. I feel compelled to share some contemplative thoughts to stir your soul. Plus a few resources to consider on your life journey.    #1 The Most Essential Practice of Your Job as a NURSE  As a nurse or indeed as a human being with any job, there are those days. Yes, those days where we get sucked into the mire…

Yoga for a Nurse’s feet. Tips For National Foot Health Awareness

Yoga for a Nurse’s feet. Tips For National Foot Health Awareness

YOGA FOR YOUR FEET. AHHHH-OMMMMM. Like the roots of a plant, our feet give us immense possibilities to grow and go to places we never likely thought of visiting. Without them, we can never walk from place to place, let alone fulfill our essential Nursing responsibilities. Unfortunately, we are often too busy to give our tootsies the much needed TLC. They’re so taken for granted that few nurses are even aware that April is the…

AHNA “Beginnings” Magazine features the story of how YogaNursing began

AHNA “Beginnings” Magazine features the story of how YogaNursing began

From humble beginnings and a life filled with a variety of joy, triumph, vigor, hardships, pain and suffering, a movement was born – YogaNursing and the YogaNurse Model of Care. It was through the struggles in my life that I found my true calling. I was inspired by my son Julian, nurses, yoga teachers and leaders in holistic medicine to create YogaNursing. It began as a simple concept and over the years it took a…