International Yoga Day with a Tibetan Nurse Super Hero

International Yoga Day with a Tibetan Nurse Super Hero

Namaste, It is time to celebrate International Yoga Day! My love for yoga goes back over 50 years and I cannot imagine where my life would be without it. It was so good that I created an entire career out of it. The most gratifying part of being the founder of the YogaNurse movement is the joy of meeting, teaching and learning from other like-minded nurses who are creating positive transformations in their lives and…

Tersigni & Tersigni. Yoga runs in the family PLUS a special gift.

Tersigni & Tersigni. Yoga runs in the family PLUS a special gift.

I AM. I AM grateful. I AM blessed. I AM the proudest aunt of my lovely niece Rachelle Tersigni.  Wise beyond her years, Rachelle is the founder of Radiant Wellness Club – a program designed to awaken radiance for women who want to live in a place of freedom from within by harmonizing 5 levels of wellbeing: physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual.  Her transformative program has touched the lives of many busy, intelligent women…

3 Day Care Plan GIVEAWAY for Nurses Week

3 Day Care Plan GIVEAWAY for Nurses Week

It’s Nurses Week and it’s also Year of the Nurse and Midwife in celebration of Florence Nightingale’s 200th Birth Anniversary. Today. May 12.  I’m sitting here thinking about how challenging it has been this year for nurses.  People all over the world are celebrating nurses and bowing to them in gratitude for the service they give but this wasn’t exactly what we had in mind for the year of the nurse. Nonetheless, I want you…

7 ways nurses benefit from yoga teacher training even if they never teach

7 ways nurses benefit from yoga teacher training even if they never teach

As a nurse interested in yoga, during this anxious time of social isolation, you may be wondering about your future life and career options.  Have you ever considered taking a Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)? You might be under the impression that the only reason to take a YTT is to teach yoga classes. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact YTT is wonderfully impactful in enhancing your health and expanding your income and…

Sculpting your brain with yoga

Sculpting your brain with yoga

Namaste Dear Nurse, “Namaste” is defined as “bowing to the divine in you” in Hinduism. While I bow to the divinity in you, I acknowledge your struggles with the world we live in today. With so much suffering it can often feel hopeless and painful as your heart fills with anxiety. Does it stop you from achieving what you hope to achieve? Does it make you feel like avoiding the world, your loved ones, your…

What is the most challenging part about being an awakened holistic nurse?

What is the most challenging part about being an awakened holistic nurse?

Since you are here reading this, I want to play a little guessing game! I believe that you are a nurse. 👩‍⚕️ I sense that you love yoga! 🧘‍♀️ I know that you searched for “yoga” and “nursing” and you found us! Your YogaNurse tribe! 🤭 How did I guess? A nurse never reveals her secrets! 🤐 Here’s a better question. What made you search for such a curious combination of words?  “Yoga” and “Nursing” sounds…

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…

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…