First off, welcome to our new peeps who joined us over the summer. It’s been 3 months since I wrote my ‘weekly’ GoodNewsLetter. Most every Wednesday it would be published, I enjoyed it – but then in June, my Mom passed away. I did one more e-newsletter after that and … Continue reading 3 Month Lag
I got ‘the call’ that no one wants to get. The call that a beloved person in your life will not be long on this earth, it was regarding my almost 96-year-old Mom. 😭 A loved one being ill is pretty much the only reason I would get a plane to go to the … Continue reading Lessons from the Hardest Goodbye
Your mental health is not a check-in-once-a-year-during-Mental-Health-Awareness-Month kind of thing, it’s an all-the-time-pay-attention-to-yourself kind of thing. In the video above I give my 2 cents in 3 minutes. kudos to CiiAT May is also Caregiver Appreciation Month – who deserves your thanks? For me it’s my sister, Lorraine, who is currently spending most of … Continue reading Save some compassion for yourself!
I’m in a talking-more-than-writing mood today, so if you are in a listening-more- than-reading mood, it’s your lucky day! If not, well, there’s always next week! A disgruntled person, a nasty email and a surprise resolution shows that sometimes facing the difficult convo and Q-TIP (Quit Taking It Personally) can go a long … Continue reading TOTD Topic Of The Day – Criticism
What a delight to be able to help refresh and refuel hardworking nurses and healthcare professionals from across North America! To build upon the program, please enjoy your own copy of my mini-ebook Everything Counts – A Kaizen Approach to Positive Change. As well you can access When Enlightening Strikes – Creating … Continue reading Nurses Resiliency ReBoot
. When you are thinking that you might just be ready to own who you really are, pop into my living room for some real talk in the video above or ignore my chit-chat altogether and go straight to the (previously known as) ‘F.U.’ song (gasp – not you, but others!) at the 2:30 mark. 🎶 🤷♀️ *** … Continue reading TOTD Topic Of The Day – Caring
This is one of my favorite pictures of my mom & siblings. Welcome to our latest Good News Letter community members! I love hearing back from you, so share thoughts anytime! Of all the things we do and accomplish in our lifetimes, positively influencing the next generation is probably best legacy we can leave … Continue reading TOTD Topic Of The Day – Mom’ing
O Siem – we are all family! Thank you Canadian, Inuk, singer-songwriter and author Susan Aglukark for this special tribute to our nurses. As she spoke in her native tongue it literally brought tears to my eyes. If you are wondering how I got this from her, I just reached out … Continue reading TOTD Topic Of The Day – Lingering
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. “Eleanor Roosevelt … Continue reading TOTD Topic Of The Day – Peace!
If you aren’t a nurse, have never been treated by a nurse or know for a fact that a nurse will never touch you or your family’s lives, you can stop reading now. Are you still here? I sure hope so because according to our very rough calculations based on … Continue reading Why Everyone Should Care about Nurse Burnout: Recognition at the Frontline