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…

#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…

What is YogaNursing?

What is YogaNursing?

A New Movement, Theory + Care Plan in Nursing 1. A holistic nursing adjunct therapy for you, your patients + workplace wellness 2. The union of the ancient wisdom of Yoga with the science of modern Nursing 3. The yin + the yang. Self-care + sacred service. A calm, experiential way to HEAL. #YogaNursing expanding. consicousness in health care- Nearly 50 #nurses training his weekend! @UNC School of Nursing. pic.twitter.com/TU7u7PyUNi — The Yoga Nurse (@theyoganurse)…