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 made myself laugh in this video – watch right until the end! What a year in healthcare! Did you know that back in the day, I burnt out in healthcare and that was even before ”you know what!’ Where was the training in resiliency then? Last year was “The Year … Continue reading Nurses Week Resiliency ReBoot!
Well, it’s an anniversary all right, but it’s not so happy. Remember last year, yep, it’s been a year since we thought, “Fine, we’ll stay in for a couple of weeks.” Fast forward and it seems even a bad year goes fast, doesn’t it? So maybe it’s a good time to talk about … Continue reading It’s Time to be Negative!
When COVID was a new word in our vocab, I made some videos to give some ideas to muddle through the quagmire of goo. It was before I cleaned my bookcase, before I got into better shape, before I knew how high to position the camera and where to look … Continue reading Limit This and Save Yourself!
For better or for worse, December celebrations, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule (winter solstice, today!!) and Kwanzaa, are definitely a ‘cue’. They may be a cue to bake, shop, donate, stress, overspend, worry, appreciate, celebrate, connect, et al. This year, many things seem, feel and are different. We are being called … Continue reading Thoughts on Our First (and hopefully only) COVID Christmas
Never before have healthcare providers been more appreciated than during COVID 19. But long before we’d heard mention of this dreaded virus, I tried hard to be a champion for these hardworking professionals. Here is my contribution to a whole series of 5-6 minute videos, called Caregiver Heros, that feature … Continue reading Caregiver Heros
Who wants to pull the blankets over their heads for the next few months? Big breath, we got this, let’s do it together. This week I’m pulling out previously unreleased videos – there is something for the under forties (1st video) and the over forties (2nd video). Feel free to … Continue reading Over Forty or Under 40? This is for you!
What word would you use to describe 2020 thus far? Gong show comes to mind. I hope you are finding resources that are helping you through the chaos. In case you need a couple more, this booklet from the World Health Organization is put together in … Continue reading Stress Less, Sleep More
Emotional Wellness in Turbulent Times Want to be a fly on the wall? You can listen in for free to this 40 minute program (below) where I will take you through a three step process to help you navigate your emotions and leave you with tools to use immediately to feel more hopeful, more in … Continue reading Listen up!
Whatever you are feeling – despair, overwhelm, frustration, sadness, it’s ok, it’s real. You aren’t crazy, you aren’t the only one feeling like this, let yourself feel what you feel. And then feel something different. Whatever you aren’t doing perfectly – work, parenting, relationships. It’s ok, you don’t need to … Continue reading Whatever!