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…

#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…

An Insider Tell All: Nurses Who Are Addicted

An Insider Tell All: Nurses Who Are Addicted

The topic for this month’s nursing blog carnival is LOADED! Nurses and our addictions. Ten nurse leaders share their POV, including moi. As I’m the host for this carnival, I’ll get the ball rolling. Find out the little known #1 Addiction I discovered At first blush, we automatically think drugs, drug diversion, opiates, alcohol. Jeez! Even Oprah had a show recently featuring a nurse who got addicted to heroin. And she got clean 🙂 THE…

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…

The Richest Woman in Babylon and Manhattan

The Richest Woman in Babylon and Manhattan

  For women who want to line their purses with GOLD and illuminate their purpose, on earth… …this the book we’ve been waiting for. GET THE TIMELESS  TRUTH About Your MONEY. The Truth is Always in FASHION”   Introducing the #1 Amazon bestseller: The Richest Woman in Babylon and Manhattan.   BUY THE BOOK– GET 2 FREE SAMPLE CHAPTERS NOW 2 Free Sample Chapters     FACTS: 1. Women across the country are increasingly stating…

Find Peace Instead of Going to Pieces!

Find Peace Instead of Going to Pieces!

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you must have seen some of the recent news about the health benefits of yoga and meditation.  I work closely with many doctors and nurses on The Crystal Coast of N.C.  Many know me as, “The Yoga Nurse,” and although most have never tried yoga or meditation, they are open, interested, and refer patients to me.  I pass many nurses in the halls of my local hospital and…