Nurses Bring Happiness to the World

Happy Nurses Week Nurses bring more than skills, critical thinking and medications to the bedside. They bring happiness. Research in the field of Positive Psychology and happiness describe happy people as those who experience frequent positive emotions, such as joy or contentment. Happy people experience infrequent (but not absent) negative emotions like sadness or anxiety. Happiness …

Nurses Leading With Your Heart

Nurses Leading with Heart: No purchase required Happy Valentine’s Day fellow Nurse Leaders! I’m sure many of you have focused on the heart this month starting with wearing red to spotlight heart disease in women and now sharing our heartfelt love with others on Valentine’s Day. How might we communicate leading with heart? Is it …

Notes on a Plane

Notes on a Plane Do you ever have time where you can minimize distractions, focus and really single task? It’s hard, right? The day to day responsibilities required of us as nurse leaders often take up our entire schedule. Recently while traveling from a conference in Houston to another event in Providence, RI. I had …

Building Resiliency through Hope and Optimism

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau Many times in my life, people have asked “how do you remain positive?”. My most frequent response has been through hope. This hopefulness has been cultivated in me since childhood and refined throughout life experiences. Having an intentional optimistic and …

Building Resiliency Through Relationships

This summer I reached out to family and friends after my mom passed away. A primary factor in resilience is having caring, supportive relationships with loved ones. Building these relationships with family members, friends, colleagues and other support people are vital. Care and support around you acts as a protective factor during times of crisis. …

Building Resilience

Hi everyone! I know it has been some time since my last post. Sometimes life has a way of changing your trajectory. What was to be the summer of writing and building my business, became the summer of loss, grief and resiliency. On August 9th, we experienced the unexpected death of my sweet mom. At …

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