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Don’t like the results you’re getting?

Here we are, four days into a new year and you already know that you’re sick of getting similar results over and over and you really want things to be different, but have NO idea where to start.

This is for YOU.

Here’s the skinny…………What you focus your energy on expands (positive & negative).

Simply reflect on a recent day. When something doesn’t go your way and you say out loud how crummy your life is and how nothing ever goes your way and discover that the trend of negativity continues.

In contrast, if you have an amazing experience, let’s say the guy at the coffee bar pays for your drink and you rave about how wonderful everyone is and then you get to work and you notice someone has sent you a raving email about what a great nurse you are……….

This is because like attracts like and every THING is energy.

This means everything has it’s own timing at which it vibrates. You can think of it as the channel something tunes to on a radio.

From the broccoli you eat, to the thoughts you have about your physique, it all vibrates at a certain speed or frequency.

These vibrations or frequencies determine your emotional and physical state.

Like most other things, energy occurs on a spectrum.

Low frequency is associated with emotions such as: depression, anxiety, fear and poor health (dis-ease).

High frequencies are associated with emotions such as: joy, love, abundance and vitality (maximal physical wellness).

I don’t know about you, but I will always prefer all things #highvibes!

Energy is literally everywhere. The next time you’re out on a summer night check out the lightening bugs. Lightening bugs on the same branch will start flashing at the same time.

This is known as resonance, and is nature’s way of conserving energy. Resonance also shows up in women’s menstrual cycles. Women who live together tend to have their cycle at the same time.

So, back to getting the results you want…….

If you’re not digging the results life’s handing you, then you’re in luck. The solution is fairly simple to switch things around.

Your results are directly related to the the energetic state that you were in when you created the original thought or plan for what you wanted.

In other words, if you wrote a blog post, took care of a patient, or had a conversation with your partner and had a less than stellar outcome or experience, chances are your physical, energetic, mental, and emotional state were not in a high vibe state during that creation or exchange.

To create great outcomes, you need to be in a high vibration physical, energetic, mental, and emotional state when you are in the creation or intention setting phase.

This may sound woo woo or out there, but it’s really as simple as getting in the head space that you are open, limitless, excited, joyful, grounded, abundant and expect the most favorable outcome.

So, how do you do that?

Simple.

Engage in activities that bathe the senses, remind you of your potential, and reconnect you to the things or activities that connect you to your higher power and remind you that  you are always supported.

  • Fuel yourself with high vibe foods.

This isn’t rocket science folks! (fuel in=fuel out) If you have a Maserati, you would put the best fuel in it that money could buy. The same applies to your body. What you put in, you get out. High vibe foods are whole foods (fruits/veggies/lean protein sources) that are in their natural form and free of creepy pesticides or genetically modified anything. Eating high vibe foods will only boost your energy, naturally.

  • Get in nature and move your body in whatever way that feels good.

The body was born to MOVE. When you exercise, you release endorphins, those feel good hormones that do wonders for the physical body and the mood. It’s also a natural stress reliever.

  • Flex your creative muscles-write, paint, color, draw, dance, play or compose music, and connect with others who fill you up.

Humans were born to create. Tony Robbins says, “if you’re not growing you’re dying.” When you are not creating, you are shrinking and leaving your gifts untapped. You have gifts for a reason. When you use them, it can bring great joy not only to ourselves, but also in the service it provides to others. Oh, and being creative is FUN too!

  • Dabble in practices that nurture your spirit and connect you to your higher power-pray-meditate-chant-yoga-drumming.

I call this soul work. You see, you have a soul and your soul is the keeper of your mission or true purpose. Your soul will groom you with the lessons and tasks to prepare you for the unveiling of your mission. Your soul will hold out for the big reveal until you are good and ready. When you are in tune with your spirit and soul, it is much easier to hear it’s queues about what steps you need to take to fulfill your mission.

  • Be mindful of your breath.

The breath is the first thing to happen upon birth and last act of life upon leaving the physical body upon death. It is the most profound tool for staying present and is always free for your use.

Use your breath as a tool to slow down and be in the moment.

Take five minutes, place your feet on the floor. Sit up nice and tall.

Place your hands on your belly and start to breathe.

Start to take inhales in through your nose and feel your belly start to expand like a balloon.

Start to notice your belly retract toward your spine on the exhale.

Close your eyes and focus on the sound and feeling of your breath moving in and out of your body.

Begin to count your inhales. Then begin to count your exhales. See what number feels good to count to, say 5. Then match the number of inhales to exhales if that feels comfortable.

The act of deep belly breathing sends a signal to the parasympathetic nervous system which signals to the body that it’s ok to relax. 

PRO tip: When you set out to make a change and you begin to self-sabotage or doubt your ability, know that this is your ego talking.

Your ego wants you to play safe and to stay small. You can simply acknowledge that’s what’s happening and keep on going. Over time, the voice of the ego will become less loud and making positive change becomes easier.

I hope this has been helpful and I want to know which one of these tools you will try to start co-creating some awesomeness in your life today?

Until next time, keep owning your awesome.

xo,

Lisbeth

Healthy Nurse by Design

 

Nurse Boss # 29: Nyuma Harrison

 

Introducing Nurse Boss # 29:  Nyuma Harrison

Nyuma Harrison, Career Strategist | E.R & Trauma Nurse | Visionary

What are you doing now?

I recently resigned from a position in higher ed where I worked as a Nursing Career specialist/career coach. I absolutely loved being in this role – the work was challenging and incredibly rewarding, the environment was very inspiring and positively challenging, but after three years I decided that it was it was time to branch out and to go in search of new spaces where I could creatively and more independently apply everything that I have learned. 

My goal for 2017 is to refine and to develop a few initiatives I created to inspire and support both new and experienced nurses.   In the meantime, and as all this develops, I will still be working full time in the E.R.  The Emergency Department is my first love and my professional home – I absolutely love the challenge and rewards that come from being a “bedside nurse” and I feel so fortunate to always have the opportunity to earn a steady income, to have the benefit of having benefits and to keep my finger on the actual pulse of healthcare.

Did you always have the desire to do what you are doing now or did someone or something create a spark in you that made you realize this was your calling?

I have always had this instinct that I was born to lead, to inspire, to motivate, to nurture.  I have always had a desire to be the consummate professional who colors “outside of the lines” in a way that informs, strengthens and enhances everything happening “inside of the lines”.  I have never had (and still don’t have) an exact “job title” that I aspire to, but I have always been clear about how I want to influence people and the kind of legacy I want to leave.

Why is nursing a great launchpad for nurses who want to create their own lifestyle doing what they love?

The foundation of  all Nursing education itself is holistic and built on the basis of understanding people, biological (aka internal) systems, and non-biological (aka external) systems. Furthermore, the career opportunities for nursing are limitless…..Limitless, portable and pliable. Nurses can essentially dream and curate their own careers.

What is the ultimate characteristic of a nurse boss?

The ability to be respected and found extremely relevant and credible in all professional circuits all while educating, elevating and empowering  others to do the same.

What was the biggest obstacle you’ve faced to get to where you are now? How were you able to overcome it?

Needing to go above and beyond to prove my knowledge, competence in the places where a specific credential was “required” or “preferred.” How have I overcome this?  Anytime this challenge arises, I make a purposeful commitment to working overtime on everything, and I make an effort to consistently project my competence, abilities and readiness to learn/grow.

 What does your current job allow you to do that traditional nursing did not?

Working away from the bedside allows me to “think outside of the box”  and to learn systems and processes from others in other industries. However, working at the bedside as a “traditional nurse” keeps me directly in touch with what nurses do, experience and need and that is what I hope will always be basis of my work elsewhere.

For nurses who feel stuck in their careers what words of wisdom do you have to help inspire them to break out of their status quo?

Network outside of your lane. Talk to new people. Take classes other than the classes required by your current job. Do the things you are passionate about (outside of Nursing) and then find a way to connect those things back to Nursing, so that the two can begin to coexist.

What resources can you share for nurses wanting to explore creating their own gig that actually pays them?

GOOGLE   Google “Nurses doing……..”  

Someone, somewhere has already done what you want to do. Find them (as many of them) and research everything about them. Read, listen and watch what they have already published. Find a way to contact them and learn everything from them. And then figure out how to do your own thing. Create your own brand.

 What book or publication is currently on your nightstand?

Ummmm….a few. I am currently re-reading “ReWork” by Jason Fried and David Heinhemeier Hansson. But after this I will probably look to read something more poetic and lyrical….Maybe something by my favorite author Edwidge Danticat or something by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche. I like balance. I like concrete textbook type books, but I also like stories about love, war, people and places from around the world.

 If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

Uggggh!!!! Good question. I like a lot of different types of foods, but I think I could spend my life eating a lot of Kenyan/Indian inspired food. I love my chapatis, sambosas, chevra, kachumbari, pilou, mandazi, nyama choma….ahhhhh!!! So many good options. I would certainly be beyond “carb loaded”, but I would be extremely happy.

How can we get in touch with you?

Via social media @nyumaharrison, on LinkedIn, https://www.instagram.com/NyumaHarrison

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Thank you for your energy and taking the time to read Nurse Boss. Please share with us what you are doing to own your nursing acumen, creativity, and imagination.

If you want to join the Nurse Boss movement to up the vibe of the nursing collective, join us over on Facebook at http://bit.ly/2aE9vkh in the Nurse Boss Tribe. 

Keep shining your light,

XO,

Lisbeth, Healthy Nurse by Design

 

Nurse Boss #28: Ashley Pofit

 

 Introducing Nurse Boss # 28: Ashley Pofit 

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What are you doing now?

I am currently a float nurse in Denver, Colorado. I am also exploring nurse journalism and filmmaking. I have a blog, NurseByHeart.com that helps nurses re-fall in love with nursing by sharing our experiences and reclaiming our collective voice as a profession. I recently went part-time to explore my dream of becoming a nurse journalist and filmmaker. I have a special project coming out next summer (stay tuned) and I want to make a documentary about nursing one day!

Did you always have the desire to do what you are doing now or did someone or something create a spark in you that made you realize this was your calling?

Great question. Nursing is definitely my passion, however I never realized how many opportunities there are outside of the clinical settings. Attending the National Nurses in Business Conference, this year really solidified my desire to make an impact on the profession in a unique way. Sometimes I fantasize about being in a movie or documentary, so after that conference I woke up one morning and said to myself “F*** it! Let’s do this.”

Why is nursing a great launchpad for nurses who want to create their own lifestyle doing what they love?

Well for one, we tell people every day how they can live a better life but we don’t live that way ourselves. To truly be an affective nurse, you need to reach outside of your comfort zone quite often to give patients the best care. We should do that for ourselves too. You don’t necessarily have to be a slave to the shift life, unless the shift life provides you the lifestyle you’re truly seeking. Regardless, life is short and nurses know that, so do whatever you want to be happy and fulfilled.

What is the ultimate characteristic of a nurse boss?

Or as I like to say “Nurse BAWSSS.” A nurse boss needs to be open and willing, confident and assertive. When you present yourself that way, you feel that way, and people want to be around you. Doors open up for you. A nurse boss takes responsibility for their life and lives it to the fullest. <Insert whatever that means to you>

What was the biggest obstacle you’ve faced to get to where you are now? How were you able to overcome it?

After nursing school, I struggled with addiction. It was a hidden, private battle at the time and now I am very open it. Today, I don’t let that part of my life define me, however it’s something I have to be aware of every single day. It’s exhausting to stay clean, but its offered me more opportunities than I could have every imagined. Tough times can be blessings in disguise. I think I am a powerful advocate for patient’s that are dealing with addiction in addition to their other medical problems because I often share my story with them and it helps them open up. You have to know the whole story in order to take care of a patient properly.

I want nurses to know that we aren’t perfect. We are human. The things that we see and deal with can really take a toll on us in strange ways. PTSD is real for us. That’s why self-awareness is essential. I know when I’m “off balance” and need to find it again, because if I don’t, I’m risking not only my nursing career, but my entire life. For any nurse that’s out there struggling with an addiction- alcohol, drugs, food, sex, toxic relationships, shopping, working… wake up tomorrow and choose to ask someone for help. The Employee Assistance Program is the best resource. You will be making the best decision of your life.

What does your current job allow you to do that traditional nursing did not?

My current job as a float nurse allows me to see every part of nursing. I have so much respect for each specialty and the skills require doing a different job. Being a float nurse requires me to

put my pride aside, because often times I am not familiar with the routine and culture of a nursing unit, and I can’t walk around acting like I know everything. Putting my pride aside opens up a channel for learning, and I love that about my job.

For nurses who feel stuck in their careers what words of wisdom do you have to help inspire them to break out of their status quo?

Well first, the status quo is not real. It only exists because the status quo is a limitation that seems safe (hint: it’s an illusion!). There are leadership opportunities all around you. Sometimes you just need to breakout form the daily grind and try something new or take on a new project. If that doesn’t work, my next piece of advice is figure out what you want to do… don’t hesitate… and go do it. I’ve taken some big risks in my life in blind faith, and they’ve always paid off.

What resources can you share for nurses wanting to explore creating their own gig that actually pays them?

Join the NNBA ! This community helps each other out. We are all so unique and the energy is contagious. Also, don’t ask for permission to explore something that intrigues you. Just do it.

Now for fun:

What book or publication is currently on your nightstand?

There are at least 5 books on my nightstand at any given point. I just finished Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I am currently reading Dough Nation by Nadine Grzeskowiak because a gluten free life seems to be a good idea. The Unconventional Nurse by Michelle Podlesni, and Being Mortal by Atuwal Gawande (this book has completely changed my perspective on how I perceive nursing for the aging and dying).

The best book I have ever read…. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. Her use of language is like poetry of the senses. You can taste, smell, hear, feel, and see every scene playing out. She once described the taste of licking an icicle after breaking it down from the roof. I almost cried it was so accurate. She’s hands down the best writer out there right now.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

Easy. Marinara sauce. My fiancé will say “Ashley I see you haven’t had any marinara this week, are you ok?” NO I’m NOT ok! Gimmee!

How can we get in touch with you?

Check out my website or the Facebook community attached to my blog . You can also email me at [email protected]

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Thank you for your energy and taking the time to read Nurse Boss. Please share with us what you are doing to own your nursing acumen, creativity, and imagination?

If you want to join the Nurse Boss movement to up the vibe of the nursing collective, join us over on Facebook at Nurse Boss Tribe http://bit.ly/2aE9vkh

Keep shining your light,

XO,

Lisbeth

Nurse Boss

Nurse Boss-a blog series dedicated to nurses

Nurse Boss #27: Lisbeth Overton

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Lisbeth Overton, BSN Photo credit: Joe Pollock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought it would be super FUN to share an interview with my audience about me, the nurse who created this Nurse Boss series!! It is so apropos that it is the 27th installment and ocurring on 11/11. These are all very lovely numbers that have to do with alignment and manifesting awesomeness. So….allow me to share a bit about myself.

1.What are you doing now?

I currently work part time as a nurse case manger as I build my empire transforming the lives  of nurses with my coaching business Healthy Nurse by Design.

2. Did you always have the desire to do what you are doing now or did someone or something create a spark in you that made you realize this was your calling?

YES, I did. At four years of age, I knew that I was called to be a speaker or inspirational coach. I felt called to inspire others from a young age and love witnessing others transform into the most beautiful authentic version of their best selves.

3. Why is nursing a great launchpad for nurses who want to create their own lifestyle doing what they love?

If you can be a great nurse, you can do ANYTHING!

Nursing school does not come close to preparing you for the emotional, physical, mental, or spiritual aspects of helping deliver babies to creating the healing space for others to leave their physical bodies.

It’s more like, baptism by fire and if your lucky and have amazing coping skills, you will thrive in nursing. Nurses are put in some of the most horrific working conditions doubled with some of the most complex medical cases and even more fragile emotional circumstances you can imagine and yet, we provide amazing care and keep coming back despite the toll it takes on our mind, body, and soul.

Nurses are natural problem solvers, risk takers, critical thinkers, creative, innovative, early adopters, resourceful, generous, master collaborators, big picture thinkers, team players, curious, motivated, driven, and resilient. All crucial elements for running a business.

Nurses are great at figuring out how to make things work.

4. What is the ultimate characteristic of a nurse boss?

Believing with certainty that you have exactly what you need to succeed and that when you release your resistance all that you desire will come to you in spades in divine timing.

5. What was the biggest obstacle you’ve faced to get to where you are now? How were you able to overcome it?

The limiting belief that people did not care about or need what I had to offer. That I wasn’t “qualified” to do the work I’m offering. I was able to overcome this limiting belief by doing the energy work to acknowledge the old limiting belief pattern, release it, and replace it with a new pattern that propels me forward.

6. What does your current  job allow you to do that traditional nursing did not?

My current job(s) allow me to hone my skills of guiding others from status quo to living a life they did not think was possible.

I am also able to teach and share two of my favorite things, mindfulness and yoga at my day job to provide healing opportunities and outlets for stress relief.

My coaching business allows me to fulfill my mission of upping vibe of the nursing collective, one nurse at a time through retreats, workshops, and my online camp for the nurse soul, Nurse Boss Soul School.

It also allows me the opportunity to show what’s possible when nurses combine their nursing savvy with their creativity and passions through my Nurse Boss blog.

I have the privilege to network and mastermind with other nurses who share the same values as me.

I am able to build a community and tribe of amazing nurses whom support one another and empower one another to live to their fullest potential in a safe place. #NurseBossTribe on FB

I am able to model for my children that you can do whatever you really set your mind to. I have more time to spend with my family and can travel when I want.

It also allows me to make my own way in this world on my own terms.

7. For nurses who feel stuck in their careers what words of wisdom do you have to help inspire them to break out of their status quo?

If you want your life to be different, all you have to do is decide that you want it to be different, and that will set in motion the opportunities to create your new vision. 

For starters, you must be aware of that noggin of yours and the barrage of all the thoughts you circulate on the daily. If you notice that you have negative thoughts, acknowledge them and then release them. Your thoughts create vibration, even the ones you aren’t aware of.

Everything is energy. Like attracts like. Negative thoughts attract more negativity in your life.

Start to practice mindfulness to help uncover your inner dialogue. Many of us are oblivious of the negative chatter that keeps us stuck.

Practice getting still once a day, even for five minutes. See what shows up: emotions, physical sensations, ideas, thoughts. Become an observer to what shows up. In other words, acknowledge what you notice and then release it. You can even attach the sensation, thought or idea to an imaginary cloud that is floating by in your mind.

As you sit quietly use your breath as an anchor to bring you back to the present moment. During the entire practice try not to judge yourself in any way, if you notice judgment, you can acknowledge your pattern of judging and choose to release it.

Practicing stillness and mindfulness is similar to journaling. Things are brought to the surface of your consciousness that you are otherwise unaware of. You can not change what you have no awareness of.

Practicing this awareness and mindfulness will help reduce your stress and provide the space for clarity. Over time and with practice, you may notice you have more presence and are less reactive to what comes your way in life.

When we are super stressed out, the solution we seek is covered up with chaos. This practice clears the chaos of the mind, body, and spirit. This also opens up the channels to your intuition.

Start to ask what it is that you really want. Get still and even better if you can get in nature often and the answers will be provided to you. Ask for signs and get quiet some more.

Many nurses are working far harder than necessary, because your natural energy type is not aligned with your current line of work. This blocks your creativity, creates unnecessary stress, and disconnects you from your true self.

Start to dedicate time to flexing your creative muscles. Color, paint, dance, sing, or build something. Do what makes you feel ALIVE. You were born to create, but chances are you haven’t created in a long time. Creativity provides even more clarity for what you seek.

If you have an idea for a business or product, then you too have the steps to bring it into fruition.

If you can see what you want, you can create it as well. Create a vision board of what you want with an actual vision board or create one online http://www.dreamitalive.com/. Start to imagine how you will feel when you have what you desire. Do things that cultivate that feeling in your body and trust that what you want is already on it’s way to you. 

8. What resources can you share for nurses wanting to explore creating their own gig that actually pays them?

Find your tribe. Seek out others who are doing what you love. Talk about your desires and dreams to others. Join associations that cultivate support and provide resources and connections that speak to your soul.

A few of my favorites are:

  • NNBA (National Nurses in Business Association) 
  • NAPW (National Association of Professional Women) 
  • AHNA (American Holistic Nurses Association) 

Network on social media. Join groups that resonate with you. Connect with others. Build relationships. Collaborate. Ask for support. LinkedIN is a mecca for groups that provide endless opportunity to connect and collaborate with others who share your vision. Find an accountability partner that you can check in with weekly to keep you on track and to also hold your hand on the really hard days when you feel stuck. Get aligned on a mind, body, soul level. Make that vision board http://www.dreamitalive.com/ and keep taking inspired action.

Now for fun:

9. What book or publication is currently on your nightstand?

Mindful magazine

The Universe Has Your Back Gabby Bernstein

10. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

Avocado, hands down.

11. How can we get in touch with you?

Check out the social media buttons below, email me through my website or shoot me at txt at 347-766-8773.

Thank you so much for reading my interview!! Thank you for your energy and taking the time to read Nurse Boss. Please share with us what you are doing to own your nursing acumen, creativity, and imagination?

If you want to join the Nurse Boss movement to up the vibe of the nursing collective, join my community over on Facebook at Nurse Boss Tribe http://bit.ly/2aE9vkh 

If you dig my vibe, you may enjoy the E Book on The Top 10 Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make I am releasing soon or, if you want to heal and have a blast at camp for the nurse soul, then Nurse Boss Soul School has your name written all over it. The next launch is in January. If you want info on either shoot me a txt message to the number listed above so we can get you the deets!! 

Keep shining your light

XO,

Lisbeth

Healthy Nurse by Design

NURSE BOSS-A BLOG ABOUT NURSES WHO OWN THEIR AWESOME

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Welcome to the 26th installment of Nurse Boss. A blog series dedicated to nurses.

I was guided to create this series after a spark of creativity within my soul felt that it would help thousands of nurses.

My hope is that these interviews will ignite a spark in you or stir your inner landscape in a way that propels you to dream big and go after what it is that you desire in life and career.

A Nurse Boss is a nurse who has created a lifestyle that aligns their passion with their natural gifts and energy style in a way that helps others while also honoring their own body, mind, and soul. A Nurse Boss walks their talk and they are open to receive the abundance that is theirs.

A Nurse Boss is more than a role or job he/she has, it’s a certain energy, a vibe, a mindset.  A Nurse Boss has an uplifting energy and loves helping others, but not to the detriment of his/her own well-being.

Today’s Nurse Boss, Cathleen Kelly is a nurse and healer extraordinaire. She has used her knowledge and gifts to overcome serious health issues of her own. I connected instantly with her grounding energy at our first encounter on social media. Read about her fascinating journey here.

 

 

Cathleen Kelly, RN

Cathleen Kelly, RN

1. What are you doing now?

In this moment, I am taking time to respond to these interview question:) 

In my life-career, I have a private holistic nursing practice which includes Holistic Health Assessment, formulation of an Individualized Self-Care Plan, and treatments including Reflexology, Reiki, Amethyst Biomat, crystals, healing discs, drum, rattle, ear gemsticks, affirmations, and Kundalini Yoga mantra and/or exercises.

I offer Star Souls Kids Yoga and Adult Kundalini Yoga classes weekly.

I volunteer at an elementary school one morning a week, and care for my two grandchildren 1 or 2 days a week.

Community outreach was a prominent activity this year. I offered Reflexolgy at area health and wellness fairs and it was overwhelmingly received.

My husband, Michael, and I have improved our technique of channeling healing energy and messages from my astral roots, the Pleiades. We have “come out of the closet” so to speak and are presenting a group healing later in November 2016.

2. Did you always have the desire to do what you are doing now or did someone or something create a spark in you that made you realize this was your calling?

I have to say “both” here because at the age of four, I awoke from anesthesia to the warm, comforting face of a nurse and

vowed from then on to help people. I later refined the vision to “help people learn ways of feeling good about themselves without the use of tobacco, coffee, alcohol, drugs, or other chemicals.”

3. Why is nursing a great launchpad for nurses who want to create their own lifestyle doing what they love?

When I taught the “Foundations of Holistic Nursing” continuing education course, I assisted many nurses in creating just that!

They had their “basic training” but were exhausted, disillusioned, or physically unable to continue working in the environment they were in. Nursing, especially holistic nursing, has an enormous number of capacities in which nurses can function. The challenge

is to look inward at beliefs and values to determine what activities bring the most joy, and then applying those in life AND career.

4. What is the ultimate characteristic of a nurse boss?

Daily self-care! Indulgence becomes necessity as a nurse boss. Knowing when to say “no,” and to hold steady in the stormy

seas is only possible with daily meditation, relaxation, and renewal.

5. What was the biggest obstacle you’ve faced to get to where you are now? How were you able to overcome it?

Self-imposed limitations of success (i.e. fear). I believe that each of us comes through challenges in a unique way and can use these as opportunities for personal growth (or not). I have been able to use my life experiences as stepping stones toward a healthier self-esteem and inner confidence. I felt that my special gifts and abilities at a young age were not appreciated and that my voice was not heard. Most recently, I have used mantra recitation and Kundalini Yoga meditation to overcome a

CVA that limited my abilities to speak, read, or write. I have strengthened my physical core, found my voice, and re-instated my beauti-FULL-ness as a loving being.

6. What does your current  job allow you to do that traditional nursing did not?

BE my Whole Self in every situation. I often felt I had to filter things based on a situation, environment, or participants within those.

7. For nurses who feel stuck in their careers what words of wisdom do you have to help inspire them to break out of their status quo?

Do activities that you love and incorporate them into daily life, make your work environment fun, and know that YOU are the answer because as you align with your deepest desires, the rest will follow!

8. What resources can you share for nurses wanting to explore creating their own gig that actually pays them?

Take the home-study course for Holistic Nursing and find a local chapter of AHNA where you can find like-minded nurses:

http://www.ahna.org/

Join a hobby group to “indulge” in your passions (music, dance, etc.).

Network with other practitioners in business, e.g.

http://www.holisticchamberofcommerce.com/

My get-back-to-living bible:

Louise Hay “You Can Heal Your Life”

Check out Andrew Weil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv1B1YkYTNg

Now for fun:

9. What book or publication is currently on your nightstand?

the Quantum Doctor by Amit Goswami, PhD

10. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

Potatoes!

11. How can we get in touch with you?

http://www.RNHolistic.com

[email protected]

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Thank you for your energy and taking the time to read Nurse Boss. Please share with us what you are doing to own your nursing acumen, creativity, and imagination?

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Keep shining your light,

XO,

Lisbeth

Nurse Boss

What do grains have to do with gratitude?

Gratitude is a beautiful thing. I try to practice gratitude daily, but sometimes I just want to have a pity party and be grumpy.

So, what the heck does my favorite grain, quinoa have to do with gratitude?

It was actually, the inconvenience that making the quinoa that prompted it all.

Quinoa is a a grain that hails from Bolivia and is a relative of swiss chard, spinach and beets (http://ancientharvest.com/ancient-grains/organic-quinoa/). It is a complete protein which means it has all 9 of the essential amino acids. Translation, it is great for your muscles, your immune system, and your brain! It is a great alternative to pasta, rice, or bread! It has a crunchy consistency that I love. img_8697

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quinoa has a naturally occurring repellant called saponin on it. I always rinse my quinoa before I cook it to rinse the saponin off (which can leave a bitter taste).

So, back to the gratitude……I use a tool to rinse the quinoa that is super easy and quick. I put the quinoa in a wire mesh strainer, rinse, and then pop it in the pan for cooking.

I had forgotten before I had the craving to make the quinoa that said tool was given to my step-daughter who is away at college! Not sure how I would strain the quinoa without said tool. Since necessity is the mother of invention, I loaded the quinoa in a measuring cup, covered it with water and then covered it with plastic cling wrap and poked a few microscopic holes in it and away I went.

Simple for the most part, but really kind of a pain in the but, because I had to find an alternative method to rinse and then it took me a lot longer. Not too significant on the list of things to get worked up about for certain.

Interestingly, as I was rinsing the quinoa in my jerry rigged device, I was overcome with such a sense of gratitude. I was instantly grateful for my food, my house, running water, my jerry rigged rinsing device, and it just made everything so much more enjoyable.

Life can be crazy and it is so easy to get fixated on what is not working or going right, but it is just as easy to access these tiny strokes of insight into the realm of joy and gratitude.

It is easy and routine for most of us to take every little thing we have for granted.

I invite you to look for the small pockets of joy and places where you could notice what is good and right with your life in lieu of what’s not.

Peace,

Lisbeth

Healthy Nurse by Design

Nurse Boss-a blog series dedicated to nurses

Nurse Boss Blog Series-Lisbeth Overton

Nurse Boss Blog Series-Lisbeth Overton

Welcome to the 25th installment of Nurse Boss. A blog series dedicated to nurses.

I was guided to create this series after a spark of creativity within my soul felt that it would help thousands of nurses.

My hope is that these interviews will ignite a spark in you or stir your inner landscape in a way that propels you to dream big and go after what it is that you desire in life and career.

A Nurse Boss is a nurse who has created a lifestyle that aligns their passion with their natural gifts and energy style in a way that helps others while also honoring their own body, mind, and soul. A Nurse Boss walks their talk and they are open to receive the abundance that is theirs.

A Nurse Boss is more than a role or job he/she has, it’s a certain energy, a vibe, a mindset.  A Nurse Boss has an uplifting energy and loves helping others, but not to the detriment of his/her own well-being.

Today’s Nurse Boss, Lisa Marie Walsh is a great example of the variety and possibilities of what you can do as a nurse when you follow your passion. Read about how she uses her expertise and offers non judgment to offer a safe space for her patients to heal.

Lisa Marie Walsh, NP

Lisa Marie Walsh, NP

1. What are you doing now?

I am working in addiction medicine.

2. Did you always have the desire to do what you are doing now or did someone or something create a spark in you that made you realize this was your calling?

I always had the desire to work in addiction medicine, but unfortunately nursing school encourages nurses to go into medical/surgical hospital nursing as a new graduate. Therefore, I followed the advice of my school and started originally working on a medical /surgical cardiac telemetry unit.

Working on that unit I had many experiences where nurses would report off to me that the patient was a “drug seeker” and I would be appalled and would build rapport with my patient to find out what was really going on.

In most cases these patients were not “drug seekers” and had legitimate pain issues. When we did have a patient that had a substance use disorder, I was the nurse on the floor talking to that patient and offering resources to help them overcome their addiction. I used unconditional love not judgement, when dealing with these patients. Whether or not it made an impact was not my concern. My only concern was to let them know that someone cared and believed in them enough to offer assistance.

3. Why is nursing a great launchpad for nurses who want to create their own lifestyle doing what they love?

Nursing is a broad field that allows nurses to take their career to any level. Nurses can use their nursing education, knowledge, and expertise to fit into a lifestyle that suits their personal needs, goals, and the sky is the limit! I am very passionate about nursing period!

I personally have built an incredible lifestyle for myself that is rewarding and exhilarating!

I am a clinical instructor for a local university, a nurse facilitator for impaired nurses, I work in private practice as a nurse practitioner, I have a nursing blog, I am an author, writer, and mentor.

4. What is the ultimate characteristic of a nurse boss?

PASSION – my passion is what drives me and it doesn’t feel like work!!

5. What was the biggest obstacle you’ve faced to get to where you are now? How were you able to overcome it?

The biggest obstacle was getting started! It was difficult initially to get my first mental health nursing job. I just kept talking about my passion and advocating for my patients!

6. Does your current job allow you to do things that traditional nursing did not?
Absolutely!

7. For nurses who feel stuck in their careers what words of wisdom do you have to help inspire them to break out of their status quo?

Don’t give up! Keep moving until your find your spot.

8. What resources can you share for nurses wanting to explore creating their own gig that actually pays them?
Blogging, presentations, speaking engagements, writing.

Now for fun:

9. What book or publication is currently on your nightstand?
Affirmations, and prayer book.

10. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
Acovados!

11. How can we get in touch with you?
http://www.nursinginspiration.org
[email protected]

Thank you for your energy and taking the time to read Nurse Boss. Please share with us what you are doing to own your nursing acumen, creativity, and imagination?

If you want to join the Nurse Boss movement to up the vibe of the nursing collective, join us over on Facebook at Nurse Boss Tribe http://bit.ly/2aE9vkh

Keep shining your light,

XO,

Lisbeth

Nurse Boss

 

 

Are you in the flow?

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Flow is a beautiful thing.

Flow to me is when body~mind~soul are in alignment and your inner landscape matches your outward existence. You show up exactly how you are in the way that sets your soul on fire. 

It just feels so good. 💕

Most of us have barriers to flow, but is seems that Nurses have even more barriers to being in the flow. 😁

I had no IDEA how out of flow I was until I did the work to release the limiting beliefs that kept blocking my FLOW! I have never been happier or more abundant ✨💜

I crafted an amazing online program to teach NURSES how to release the blocks that are lodged in your subtle energetic body and your subconscious.

It’s called Nurse Boss Soul School. 💚

I emulated it after the time of my life at camp with my best friends at the American Holistic Nurses Association conference in 2015!

Nurses need love-community-connection-inspiration & the tools to own your AWESOME 💞💜🎯☝🏻

If you are ready to move beyond STUCK, Nurse Boss Soul School is for YOU💜

👉🏻http://bit.ly/2ctVKXP

Camp starts Sept 26th. Can’t wait to get in the FLOW with your beautiful energy 👊🏻🙏🏼💚

#Nurse #NurseBoss #NurseBossTribe #NurseBossSoulSchool ##campfornurses #highvibes #soulwork #soulfood

 

Top Ten Tips to Thrive in Nursing School

Top Ten Tips to Thrive in Nursing School is based off of a lecture I gave last February to the nursing students at Anoka Ramsey Community College. I wished I had some of these insights while I was going through nursing school myself, it would have made my experience a lot smoother. My intent is that you can find the space to receive the information and better yet, start to implement some of the steps listed here to make your life and time in school more enjoyable. As in most learning, laying a good foundation is an essential first step. For nurses, self-care is good care.

Be compassionate to yourself.

Do not compare yourself to others under any circumstances.

Action steps:

  • Keep a gratitude journal.
  • Recite an affirmation daily that helps you, for example, “I am learning exactly what I need to learn in exactly the right timing and the perfect opportunities are showing up for me.”

Beef up your support system.

Connect with people whom adore you and will support you, but also help you stretch when you need a swift push into your fullest potential.

Action steps:

  • Get an accountability partner who is in school with you so you can study and offer support to one another.
  • Ask your loved ones if they are willing to offer you extra support during this time and if they agree, suggest ways they can help you, such as babysit your kids, do your grocery shopping, help you clean your house.

Practice grounding techniques at least once a day.

This will keep you grounded in your physical body so that you are more in tune with what it is that your body/emotions/spirit needs, which makes coping with stress easier.

Action steps:

  • Practice mindfulness meditation-setting the intention to try this and sitting quietly for even five minutes to observe whatever comes up for you without placing any judgement on those things-emotions-physical sensations-thoughts. Practicing mindfulness will reduce your tendency to react and will improve your general awareness which can reduce stress.
  • Start a yoga practice-yoga is simple and can be practiced anywhere that you can find a chair or a space large enough to roll out a yoga mat. Start with the basics and build from there.
  • Breath Work-shift your focus inward and notice your breath. Just doing this causes you to relax a bit. After a few minutes of noticing your breath pattern, take a deep breath in through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Repeat this ten times very slowly. We tend to use a shallow breathing pattern in our day to day activities. When you take deep belly breaths it actually helps you relax by sending a signal to your parasympathetic nervous system that it is ok to relax. This is very helpful when you are running on a chronic stress pattern in the body.
  • Get out in nature and reconnect to the planet. It is even better if you are able remove your shoes and feel the earth, dirt, water, and sand on your feet. The feet have a lot of information to share with us about our health and wellness. Just connecting with nature can remove the level of overwhelm we feel at times. It is a reminder that the universe is always supporting us and that everything is probably going to be okay.

Move every day, even if it’s only for ten minutes.

Exercise is a great way to decompress and manage tension, stress, and anxiety.

Action steps:

  • Get up and stretch in the morning.
  • Park your car farther away than usual.
  • Always take the stairs when you can.
  • Dance with you kids or your partner.
  • Do little micromovements with your body while you are driving.
  • If you are sitting all day, get up at least every hour and pretend you are jumping rope or do some stretching.

Eat one meal a day for your immune system.

Imagine a meal that incorporates all the colors of the rainbow-the bright colors represent phytonutrients-the parts of food that help us stay well and fight disease.

Action steps:

  • Make smoothies a few times a week. (Save time by placing all the ingredients in a ziploc and store in the freezer until you are ready to make the smoothie, then just toss what’s in the ziploc in the blender and you are ready to go.
  • Eat all veggies for a meal.
  • Buy and prepare (wash and chop) raw veggies so they are ready to grab and go from the fridge. It is easier to make healthier choices when you have already done the work and are short on sleep and high on stress. When you provide your body the right fuel, you are less vulnerable to getting sick and your energy level with be higher.

Be a master at time management.

Chances are, there are pockets of time in your day that you are unaware of. When we don’t have awareness or boundaries around how we spend our time, things like surfing social media or netflix binge watching can easily eat up an hour or more.

Action steps:

  • Take the time to go through the process of charting how you spend your time now. Literally document what you do for an entire day and for how long. If you can afford it, document a typical week this way. Then create your schedule in a way that works for your style and include everything you need to do from attending class to studying to working out.
  • Get in a routine and you will become very efficient and you will be surprised when you are diligent how much you can get done.
  • When you are doing something give it your full attention. Distractions are rampant and just because you are good at something, like multi-tasking, doesn’t mean you should.
  • Cluster like activities together and schedule them that way. Grocery store/ meal plan/prepping, laundry/cleaning, phone calls/emails. Color code your activities if you are more visual.

Covet your “you time.”

At least once a week make a date with yourself on your calendar to nurture your creative nature.

Action steps:

  • Try Julia Cameron’s ‘Morning Pages’ book that recommends journaling for fifteen minutes first thing in the morning when you wake up.
  • Take a detox bath with relaxing essential oils like lavender and use epsom salts.
  • Dance in your living room or at a class.
  • Go see a movie.
  • Check out a local museum.
  • Go to an art exhibit.
  • Take a pottery class.
  • Pick up your old paint brushes.
  • Draw.

If you get stuck, reflect on the things that brought you complete joy as a child and do that. Use this time to nurture your creative side that tends to get lost as we enter into young adolescence and adulthood.

When we fill our cups on a regular basis we are essentially filling our tanks, just like placing our own oxygen masks before placing it on another. If we are expected to be role models we must be able to walk the talk, I believe that means nurturing our emotional, physical, and spiritual selves and committing to taking the time to do so. Exhibiting to the world that we are worth it. It also gives others permission to do the same and it’s healthy.

Honor your body’s sleep requirement daily.

Getting adequate sleep is paramount to overall health. Adequate sleep refers to sleeping long enough to engage in rapid eye movement, the cycle of sleep that offers deep rest and the opportunity for the brain to assimilate all the information that it has processed during the waking hours. Without this sleep, the brain gets backed up and can cause premature aging and an overall feeling of forgetfulness. People who do not get adequate sleep can also have dysregulated hormonal regulation of leptin and ghrelin. These are the hormones responsible for appetite and satiety (satisfaction). This means if you don’t sleep enough, you will probably wake up hungry and no matter what you ingest, you will never be satisfied.

Action steps:

  • Develop healthy sleep hygiene habits that signals to your body that it is time to start unwinding and preparing for sleep.
  • Restore the body and mind before hopping in the bed with things like a cup of warm sleepy time tea.
  • Do some gentle stretching or yoga.
  • Shut off the technological devices at least two hours prior to sleep.
  • Meditate or pray.
  • Enjoy a good book that is not too stimulating. A famous neurologist once said, “we have to learn to put the brakes on before we get into the garage.”

Keep close tabs on your energy balance.

Energy imbalances cause illness. Your energy includes everything from your “subtle” energy which includes your thoughts and feelings all the way down to your physical energy. Abstain from relationships and people who pollute your life with their toxic and unhealthy ways. Pay attention to how your nutrition affects your mood and your health.

Action steps:

  • Set really strong boundaries and do not let negative people seep their toxic energy into your energy field.
  • Be respectful of others and demand respect of yourself from others as well. If others cross that boundary, be sure to address it in a respectful way, but let them know you will not engage with others that do not respect you.
  • Nutrition is a great way to maintain good energy balance. Be aware of how much caffeine/sugar/processed food you are eating and how it makes you feel.
  • Drink plenty of clean water and avoid using plastic bottles. Use glass if possible or BPA free options.
  • Eat organic fruits and vegetables when possible and avoid foods that are processed and full of genetically modified organisms.
  • Practice dry body brushing once a week. Buy a body brush from your local drug store and run the brush over your arms, legs, torso, chest, and back in a motion that is working towards your heart on dry skin just before you take a shower. Dry brushing removes dead skin cells and invigorates the lymphatic and circulatory system.
  • Get rid of any bath/home/beauty products that contain harmful ingredients like parabens or phthalates. Check out environmental working group’s website for all the latest safety info on food, skin, and home products. www.ewg.org.

Saving the best for last. If you don’t take away anything from our time together, remember this:

ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ask if you are ever unsure about anything.

Chances are, ten other people have the same question but are too scared to ask. There is never a dumb question.

Action step:

  • Asking questions is courageous and the right thing to do; especially when it comes to caring for another person’s health. You will be faced with numerous situations as a new nurse, that will be scary and if you ever don’t know the answer or how to do something, it’s always safer to ask than to just assume you know how to do something if you aren’t 100% sure.
  • You must give yourself permission to put yourself first. Your health and vitality is a choice. Choose wisely now, because your choice will affect you today, tomorrow, and in the next ten years. You are worth it to take care of yourself.

I can help you do that. Head over to my About page on my site and complete the contact form. Knowing how to care for yourself is an art form, and not one that is always taught in nursing school.

Nursing is soul work and to do soul work, you must practice effective self-care techniques that provide you the space and nourishment you deserve that will keep you well as you take care of others.

Nursing is not only soul work, but it is superhero work and it certainly isn’t for sissies. If you have made the commitment to attend, complete, and pay for nursing school, you can’t give up now.

This is where the rubber meets the road. It is your time to shine.

Please share other tips that you feel have helped you thrive in nursing school or in your career.

Peace,

Lisbeth

Nurse Boss-a blog dedicated to nurses

Welcome to the 23rd installment of Nurse Boss. A blog series dedicated to nurses.

I was guided to create this series after a spark of creativity within my soul felt that it would help thousands of nurses.

My hope is that these interviews will ignite a spark in you or stir your inner landscape in a way that propels you to dream big and go after what it is that you desire in life and career.

A Nurse Boss is a nurse who has created a lifestyle that aligns their passion with their natural gifts and energy style in a way that helps others while also honoring their own body, mind, and soul. A Nurse Boss walks their talk and they are open to receive the abundance that is theirs.

A Nurse Boss is more than a role or job he/she has, it’s a certain energy, a vibe, a mindset.  A Nurse Boss has an uplifting energy and loves helping others, but not to the detriment of his/her own well-being.

Today’s Nurse Boss, Damaris Maria has such a diverse background and so many gifts. The characteristic that stands out the most to me is her compassion towards self and others. Her vibe and her mission radiate such love and compassion. Check out all that she is doing to help elevate the lives of millions in her interview.

Damaris Maria, RN

1. What are you doing now?

I currently work at New York Presbyterian Hospital as a pediatric critical care float nurse for flexibility. I am in studies for my doctoral of nurse practice in family practice nursing at Rutgers University with graduation in 2018.

In my holistic nursing practice, I own Health Connections Wellness™, a small business which I practice at Jennifer Layne Acupuncture & Wellness in Rutherford New Jersey. This is where I see patients to incorporate wellness care plans.

I am fortunate to collaborate with ATECAM LLC which offers Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine Live Lectures, and provides holistic nursing continuing education conferences in the tristate area of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

We also offer retreats and seminars worldwide. We currently offer annual retreats, one in November and one in the spring, with contact nursing hours, yoga, and mediation classes. The world class retreats are all-inclusive and are affordable, fun, and educational. Our fall retreat in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is November 11-16th.  In January we offer a Cruise to the Bahamas & in the spring a retreat in Sedona, Nevada.

As a Certified Yoga Nurse™, I am here to help Connect YOU to Better Health from the inside out. I help others incorporating the use of Nurse Care Therapeutics, Health Care Coordination, Yoga Therapy, Strength Techniques, Integrative Holistic Health Education, and Positive Affirmations. We work on building YOUR Self Care Wellness Bank with Stress Management Tools, Meditation and Breath work, and Health Care Management.

2. Did you always have the desire to do what you are doing now or did someone or something create a spark in you that made you realize this was your calling?

I have always had the desire to help people and I enjoyed being a nurse and knew that my purpose was not just to practice at the bedside, but was so much more and beyond. My calling as a nurse was always something that I had known since I was young. I always had the passion to care for others and be in the medical field, but I did not realize how much I wanted to be a change agent, not only at the bedside but for others in many avenues in health care.

3. Why is nursing a great launchpad for nurses who want to create their own lifestyle doing what they love?

As a nurse, I have been lucky to be given the tools to treat the whole person and have an education base of caring, nurturing, and educating my patient to the most optimal way of living. The nursing profession offers so many avenues and opportunities for nurses to build careers which fit their lifestyle. A nurse does not have to be a slave to the bedside or hospital organization and has an abundance of opportunities to work with and to educate individuals each and every day.

4. What is the ultimate characteristic of a nurse boss? 

As a nurse boss and entrepreneur, I value integrity, a caring attitude and consistency with the utmost authenticity to yourself, your clients, and your message in the world. A nurse boss has endless perseverance, even in the toughest times, knowing that your purpose and passions can meet to make the abundant life you have always envisioned. A nurse boss creates a career that is impactful not only for yourself and open to endless possibilities, but acts as a change agent in the world.

5. What was the biggest obstacle you’ve faced to get to where you are now? How were you able to overcome it?

During my life and career, I have definitely been faced with many obstacles and challenges which have been very significant to my steps and actions of what I rely on today. One in particular, was when I was in the United States military and was deployed overseas. I faced adverse situations which were out of my control. I was also posed with many moments of despair and giving up this dark moment helped me find the hope and light when I was struggling with my back injury. I realized that I was not able to do the same things as the 20 something-year-olds were able to do.

I needed to find a way to heal my mind, body, and spirit in a more holistic way. This journey led me to study yoga therapy and mindfulness as an adjunct to my health care field. I was fortunate to meet mentors along the way and incorporated certified yoga nursing from Annette Tersigni, the Yoganurse™ and also incorporate my training as a board-certified holistic nurse through the American Holistic Nurse Association. I am thankful to all of the leaders in this field.

6. What does your current job allow you to do that traditional nursing did not?

My traditional nursing career would never have really allowed me to incorporate the integrative holistic view because of many factors, but especially one of time and disbelief of holistic health. Tapping into nurse entrepreneur avenues of holistic health and educational seminars, has allowed me to live a more flexible career to not only finish my education but to live a life of flexibility and make my own schedule. I no longer have an organization describing when I work. I have the power to make my own schedule which has given me an abundance of time to help others.

7. For nurses who feel stuck in their careers what words of wisdom do you have to help inspire them to break out of their status quo?

If you’re feeling stuck in your career,  take a moment to pause….and listen to your breath. 

Inhale 1,2,3… Exhale.1,2,3….

Give yourself five minutes every morning or evening to reflect on where you want to be in this world. Ask yourself, how can you earn the life that you want to live with purpose, passion, and fulfillment for yourself, your family, and others? 

Sit with your thoughts in the morning or sometime throughout the day and see where you can find some freedom in the mind, body, and spirit. This is an ongoing journey of over 10 years and forever changing, but I am thankful for the different milestones I have accomplished to get me to this point. Rome was not built in a day, and your purpose and passion take time to flourish and cultivate.

If I’m feeling stuck or blocked I walk outside and I feel the sun on my face and I enjoy the breeze and feel my feet ground in the earth.  The pause and the breath are an open path toward my inner strength and powerful voice.

8. What resources can you share for nurses wanting to explore creating their own gig that actually pays them?

I have so many resources that I would love to share for nurses to know that they have other opportunities to change and make a difference in their lives. You can start online for free resources or entrepreneur stuff. I would join associations and Nurse groups to help support you through your adventure. I also recommend the American Holistic Nurses Association.

I have taken a variety of training and educational programs such as yoga nursing by Annette Tersigni http://yoganurse.com/ .  I also established a team, a supportive family, and friends who understand the time and effort it takes to be an entrepreneur. In addition, maybe some basic business training to become familiar with some of the initial startups with your company.  Most importantly, always follow your heart and be consistently authentic with yourself and your clients and others. Remember, you are always a reflection of how you want to be represented in this life into the world. Be good, be kind, and smile.

Now for fun:

9. What book or publication is currently on your nightstand?

I have so many books that I love to read. I use a variety of books as reference, especially my yoga therapy and nursing books.

I  have a few books right now because they’ve been pretty helpful this past week.

  1. Love decoded- get all the love you deserve by Stephan Deutsch
  2. Rising strong.- Brene Brown
  3. Integrative Nursing Mary Jo Krietzer
  4. Peace in Every Step –Thich Nat Hanh

10. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

Avocados! I think I have found ways to eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I even learned a dessert with avocados. They are especially good in a smoothie.

  11. How can we get in touch with you?

Please fill free to get in touch with me at any time if you need more assistance or resource help. Email or social media is the best way to reach me. 

Damaris Maria Grossmann RN BSN HNB-BC CYN

Integrative Nurse /Wellness Educator/Veteran/Social Director CNJ-TeamRWB, Certified Yoga Nurse®

Phone -201-340-4824 | 732-501-8349 |email- [email protected] |

Website http://www.damarismaria.com |Mail- PO Box 1653 Rutherford, NJ 07070

Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DamarisMariaHolisticRN/about

Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/damaris-maria-g-rn-cyn-14b73148

Twitter https://twitter.com/damarismaria_RN

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/damarismaria_rn/

Thank you for your energy and taking the time to read Nurse Boss. Please share with us what you are doing to own your nursing acumen, creativity, and imagination?

If you want to join the Nurse Boss movement to up the vibe of the nursing collective, join us over on Facebook at Nurse Boss Tribe http://bit.ly/2aE9vkh

Keep shining your light,

XO,

Lisbeth

Nurse Boss