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…

Nurses: A Precious Prayer for You + A Worldwide Meditation.

Nurses: A Precious Prayer for You + A Worldwide Meditation.

I know, I know. It’s everywhere. Literally.  The virus that is.  I’m Suggesting today we: SPREAD A VIRUS OF LOVE With this prayer for a pandemic. Pray it Now. It will be a blessing and a boon to your soul. Prayer for Pandemic May we who are merely inconveniencedRemember those whose lives are at stake.May we who have no risk factorsRemember those who are vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from homeRemember those…

FREE Giveaway to Nurses: The Yoganurse Essentials eCourse – Limited Time Offer

FREE Giveaway to Nurses: The Yoganurse Essentials eCourse – Limited Time Offer

Dearest Nurse, I’m reaching out from my nursing heart to yours and offering you a gift today.  As a nurse, I know you are on the front line of this pandemic and your life has changed drastically over a very short period of time. It’s a lot to take in and there’s much angst to process.  People are hunkered down, isolating, spreading further apart and yet at this time, we feel closer to one another than ever…

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…

How nurses can namasleigh the holidays and make peace with stress

How nurses can namasleigh the holidays and make peace with stress

The holidays are here and almost everyone is taking a pause. People are buzzing with joy, party vibes, travels, fun, family, friends.  And for more and more folks, there is the other side of joy. Work, stress, pain and suffering.  Nurses do not get to pause. Medical emergencies and sick patients do not wait for Christmas to pass.  To make things worse, the holidays brings with it a higher rate of casualties from drunken brawls,…

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…