Category «Nurse»

Focus on the Heart

Practicing Self-compassion Dr. Kristin Neff, author of   Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself describes having compassion for yourself “means that you honor and accept your humanness”. Things will not always go the way you want them to. You will encounter frustrations, losses will occur, you will make mistakes, bump up against your …

Mindful or Mind Full

Are your mindful or is your mind full? Has this happened to you? You’re washing your hair, get lost in your thoughts and then you have to ask yourself…did I use the conditioner already, or not? I can’t remember!   Can you relate? Now some people might say, “Pam, you’re getting old; it happens”. While I …

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 …

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