Category «Nurses»

Recognition and Appreciation this Nurses Week

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Theodore Roosevelt This Nurses’ Week is all about recognition – recognizing the many contributions nurses make daily. I would like to add appreciation. Each are important yet different. Recognition is about what people do; appreciation is about who they are. Honoring …

Continuing to Thrive in Uncertain Times

Rethink, refocus, and renew I recently received an excellent article from the International Coaching Federation. The author, Ellen Kocher, ACC writes about working during unknown times such as these with the COVID-19 pandemic. She shares her experiences as a Health Coach in Switzerland, where drastic measures have already taken place. Much like our country, she …

Spring –Focus on New Beginnings and Growth

Did you know that the official flower for March is the daffodil? I came upon a beautiful story about one of my favorite flowers, the daffodil. They are one of the first flowers to return at the beginning of spring and are said to represent rebirth and new beginnings. Other popular meanings include faithfulness and …

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 …

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 …

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