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 like an…

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…

Yoga therapy- the ultimate relaxation

Yoga therapy- the ultimate relaxation

People practice yoga for a variety of reasons. Many yoga practitioners are interested in the health benefits that come from regularly performing the routines. Others want a state of harmony between inner and outer self. Still others practice yoga primarily to relax. The majority of my students adore the relaxation benefits. A State of Harmony The profound relaxation available through yoga includes a state of clarity of mind, and of compassion, harmony with and understanding…