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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

 

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

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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 dedicated to nurses

Welcome to the 22nd 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, Joyce Harrell has so much to share with you about life, career, and whole body healing. I love how she transformed her nursing burnout into a new nursing career that is bringing healing not only to herself, but thousands of others. My favorite part of her interview is her ABC’s of personal growth. 

Joyce Harrell, RN

1.What are you doing now? 

I work PRN as an Oncology Nurse while I’m building my business as a Wellness Coach. I share whole person wellness concepts through a program called the Wellness Inventory. In addition to being a wellness coach, I integrate aromatherapy and herbal support for my clients. I’m part owner in an on-site Wellness Center, and I also have an online business that mirrors my wellness center. Future plans are in the works to create CEU Aromatherapy and Herbal programs for nurses. I just returned from Europe where I completed an Aromatherapy Palliative Care program for health care providers. I’m going to be creating a holistic Palliative Care program locally, and also in the future train nurses here in the United States along the same path.

I also have a blog that is monetized. I write as an integrative wellness coach on stress management, mindset issues, and aromatherapy/herbal support. I also write some articles specifically for nurses on wellness.

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 studied and been interested in integrative health for over 30 years now. However, the wellness coaching part entered my life a few years after I experienced a severe burnout period in my nursing career 10 years ago. It wasn’t until I discovered the healing tools as I studied wellness coaching that my life experienced a shift. I realized at that time, I experienced the severe burnout because I wasn’t equipped with tools needed to navigate through my stress and overwhelm.

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

Nursing is such a healing art and science. You start with critical thinking skills, but those are enhanced with experience. You gain experience dealing with people (easy and difficult people). You learn how to prioritize tasks, and also how to lead and delegate. Holistic nursing is geared toward healing of mind, body, and spirit. As we learn to honor our own holistic framework, we are able to honor dreams and inner passions for creating a life we love.

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

Confidence! Confidence in your ability to achieve your goals and dreams.  For me, I accomplish this with what I call my ABC’s of personal growth.  A) Authentic living. This is honoring our dreams, passions, desires, and purpose. Being authentic means to be true to who we are, even when opposition comes and it feels we are swimming upstream against popular thoughts. True pioneers were never among the masses. B) Boundaries.  Being able to set boundaries for our own peace, safety, healing, and path. There are many voices calling out to us to get us off course, and inviting us down paths that don’t resonate. Again being authentic and on point to our goals and dreams will allow us to say no when we want to say no, and to say yes to those experiences which are part of our journey.  Better is always the sidetrack for BEST. C) Creativity… Allowing our creative side to flow is essential to our health and success as a nurse boss. Often the left brain side (scientific) takes over and while we need this part to operate the business side of things, it’s imperative to set aside creative times for growth and new ideas. Creativity sessions are where I get my best ideas for my journey. This is where I dream, grow, and experience.

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

My biggest obstacle is actually me. Since I’ve started my journey I’ve participated in several mindset programs to shift my thinking from “I’m not good enough”, “who will want what I have to offer”, to “My experiences and passion attract those who need what I am offering”. It’s been very empowering for me personally to realize I offer what people need. I believe most people’s biggest obstacle is their own personal self and lack of confidence of being able to be successful doing something outside the norm. We nurse bosses are really pioneers.

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

In my role as a wellness coach I have the time to be supportive in empowering my client to tap into the answers which already lie within. I’m able to be more holistic and support whole person wellness. I find even as a nurse who still works some hours within a traditional nursing role, I implement some of my wellness coaching skills, but it’s not the same. There is not time allotted or emphasis truly given to be able to help my patients look at body mind and spirit. The emphasis of course in most traditional settings is on the physical (unless you are a mental health nurse).

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?

Nurses who feel stuck in their current role should explore what it is they really want to do. Sometimes nurses accept roles they really aren’t happy in. So, look at my ABC’s.  Be Authentic when you are looking for a position, or when looking for something beyond the status quo. Don’t accept a role you know isn’t a fit. Set your boundaries, and learn to say yes only when you know it’s right. Then have creative sessions to explore what you really want from your life. It is more time? More money? What are interest or hobbies or passions you have outside of nursing? Is there a way to be creative and “marry” the two? Nursing and your passion? Think outside the box.  Look for a nurse mentor who is already doing what you want to do. Mentor with them.

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

I am a member of the National Nurses in Business. This is a great resource with many ideas and resources to start your own business.

Now for fun:

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

I wish I could say I had a mystery novel, or fun fiction on my nightstand. I don’t. I’ve always got 2-3 books going at one time. 

I’ve got Nurse Herbalist by Dr. Martha Libster.   

Complementary Therapy in End Of Life Care by Madeleine Kerkhof-Knapp Hayes.

And the latest copy of Beginnings from American Holistic Nurses Association.

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

This is a fun one.  For a non-healthy food, I’d have to say Ice Cream. More specifically: Chocolate-Peanut Butter Gelato.  And for a Healthy food, I could eat an avocado every day for the rest of my life! Love them!

11. How can we get in touch with you? 

The best way to get in touch with me is through email. My email is [email protected].  You can also find my writings at http://www.joyceharrell.com

 

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 dedicated to nurses

Welcome to the 21st 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.

I am absolutely delighted about today’s Nurse Boss! Carmen Davailus Buck is not only a Nurse Practitioner, photographer, and writer, but also an earth angel. I believe that we heal through sharing stories and Carmen has found a way to share the stories of those who are living with dementia through beautiful images and stories.

Carmen Buck, NP

Carmen Buck, NP

1. What are you doing now?

Just answering this question makes me smile. I am completing interviews and photo sessions for a book I am writing about caregivers and families impacted by dementia. Expected publication is Winter 2017. It’s about the spiritual aspects of living with dementia and how these beautiful families manage during such difficult times.

I am owner and photographer for Carmen Buck Photography, and I photograph families, couples, lifestyle, branding head shots and portraits. I volunteer my photography skills to Alzheimer’s Texas and Bliss Kid Yoga which is a nonprofit organization bringing yoga to underserved children and their families.

I blog regularly. I continue to learn about photography, business, speaking and writing.

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 a desire to do creative things including write. In my high school years in the 70s, young women were given choices primarily of teacher, nurses or secretary.

Teachers throughout high school and college encouraged me to not give up the dream to write. I never did, but I also wanted to pursue nursing. Since I supported myself shortly after graduating from high school, I had to make decisions based on my passions as well as survival and making a living. I became a nurse and eventually a nurse practitioner.

I found ways to be a creative nurse. I continued to take workshops and studied writing, speaking and entrepreneurship. I wasn’t quite sure what it would look like for me until a day at work as a nurse practitioner when one of my patients had an incredibly touching story to share with me. I specialized in care of those with dementia and their caregivers.

It was an epiphany for me. I knew I would share the stories that most of us don’t get to hear about living with dementia. I also knew I would photograph and include portraits. It was a pivotal life changing moment for me.

3. Why is nursing a great launchpad for nurses who want to create their own lifestyle doing what they love?
I believe nursing is a calling. We are called to nursing by love and desire to connect with others in some way. The beauty of nursing is that this can be achieved in a variety of ways. There are roles that can fit our personalities and even create the career that we want. I personally found ways to include some kind of writing and publishing into many of my roles. As a nurse practitioner I managed my schedule as to have enough time with my patients and families to actually get to know them.

Interestingly, the very qualities that make me a caring, thoughtful and smart nurse, make me an excellent photographer and a tuned in writer. I have to listen and observe for the moments between the moments to capture the most authentic image of my clients.

These are the ones that give me goosebumps and make my clients cry when they see them. It’s about the authentic connection.

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

Your definition of nurse boss is beautiful. An ultimate characteristic of a nurse boss is the desire to experience authentic connection with others and nature even in the seemingly most mundane times. One has to be willing to be vulnerable to be open to authentic connection.

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

My biggest obstacle is learning to tune into what I really want. For various reasons, I’ve devoted more of my life to caring for others rather than caring for myself. I have to stop and ask myself- what do I REALLY WANT?

Then I keep asking ‘why’ over and over again to get clarity for myself. I realized my ‘why’ was sometimes about what was best for someone else and not for me. I feel like someone who has been on a restricted diet for decades and then walks into a buffet and is allowed to have whatever she chooses.

I don’t have time to do all of what I want to do, so learning to focus on what I really want has been key. Focus, Focus, Focus

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

I am a nurse entrepreneur. I am a photographer, writer and speaker. I encourage healing from behind a lens. I photograph people from all walks of life and ages.

I particularly enjoy photographing the elderly and those who have stopped seeing the beauty in themselves. When women cry when they see an image of themselves and say, ‘I haven’t felt beautiful in years, but I do now,’ healing happens.

When an autistic child who is often withdrawn smiles and kisses his mother and she cries in response, and I capture that image, healing happens. When I photograph young children learning yoga and self care, healing happens.

When families rejoice at having one last image of their loved one before they pass, healing happens. I’m the one who heals, too because I get the honor of these experiences.

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?

Ask yourself what you REALLY want and also ask ‘why.’ So many nurses are like I was-lots of giving without a strong sense of self other than as carer. Nursing provides ample opportunities and perhaps their current job just needs a different perspective.

It sounds simple but not always simple to get there. Change is less painful than staying in the status quo. I view change as an exciting adventure! I think as I got older and realized just how short life is, there was no valid excuse to stop growing. I always knew it, but now there’s almost a sense of urgency.

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

The internet offers so much! So many are free or low cost and can give you a taste of what others are doing and how you might do the same but in your own unique way. There are all kinds of wonderful webinars and online courses. I learned and continue to learn from experts on www.creativelive.com They offer all kinds of classes at reasonable prices and you can watch on your own time.

Now for fun:
9. What book or publication is currently on your nightstand?

God is at Eye Level-Photography as a Healing Art by Jan Phillips. I also have Oprah magazine and Vogue.

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

Popcorn

11. How can we get in touch with you?

Carmen Davailus Buck

512-920-2825

www.CarmenBuckPhotography.com and http://www.CarmenBuck.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarmenBuckPhotography/?fref=ts

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBuckPhoto

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CBuckPhoto/

Carmen is a nurse practitioner, author, speaker and photographer specializing in Portraits, Personal Branding Head Shots and Lifestyle Photography including hybrid video. She also enjoys family and couple photography. Her current photography/essay project is a book called Love Still Lives Here with stories of families caring for their loved ones with dementia. Expected publication is January 2017. She speaks on a variety of topics including eldercare, dementia care and holistic nursing.

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

Welcome to the 19th installment of Nurse Boss. A blog series dedicated to nurses.

I can not believe this is the 19th interview on the Nurse Boss blog! My life and business has evolved immensely since started this blog five months ago. I want to share my why with you to give you some background on where this all came from.

My name is Lisbeth. I have been a nurse for 18 years. After hitting a wall about five years ago when I felt content with life and work, but unfulfilled, I started a mission to create a healthy lifestyle that allowed me to weave my nursing acumen into a lifestyle on my own terms. The only two requirements: it had to be in service to others and it had to light my soul on fire and make me feel alive (mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually).

This is where Healthy Nurse by Design was born. I help nurses create a lifestyle on their terms in a way that makes them feel alive and provides service on a large scale. My mission is to up the vibe of the nursing collective. The choice to suffer is yours, but it is certainly not mandatory.

Nurses are leaving the profession in droves. Nurses are leaving far too much on the table and not tapping into their full potential in the work place. We need nurses more now than ever before, but only nurses who want to serve in a healthy way that does not negate their own body, mind, and soul in the process.

The Nurse Boss blog is a simple and fun way to shine a light on what is possible when you culminate your savvy, nursing acumen, and imagination in life and work.

This is just another way I can serve nurses. I was guided to create this series after a spark of creativity within my soul felt that it would help thousands of nurses to see that nursing can be whatever they want it to be and that it certainly isn’t confined to the walls of a hospital.

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.

A Nurse Boss believes in their own self worth and can articulate the value they bring to the table with ease. The only limit is their imagination.

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 are open to receive the abundance that is theirs because they know that giving and receiving are the same.

A Nurse Boss has a solid foundation deeply rooted in a growth, not fear-based mindset. As a result, opportunities are always presenting themselves. From the vantage point of a Nurse Boss, there is always abundance without the need for lack or struggle.

My intention 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.

Now for today’s Nurse Boss!  Lynne Martin Moloughney is a nurse, mother, grandmother, business owner, and legacy builder. I met Lynne on social media and we became quick friends. She is has the generosity and compassion of a saint and makes a practice of pointing out the good in others. She was my mentor in learning the art of using periscope!

Lynne Martin Moloughney

Lynne Martin Moloughney

1. What are you doing now?

Currently, I am a mom to six wonderful children, a wife to a very supportive man of 24 years and a grandmother to one. I am also a substitute school nurse and building a legacy business, coaching people to health and financial success.

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?

As for nursing as a whole, YES!! I specifically remember being in Kindergarten and being asked, ”What do you want to be when you grow up?” Without hesitation, I responded, “A NURSE!” Followed by a comment from my friend.. “Yeah, you will change your mind a million times before you grow up!” I was devastated and got very defensive…. “You are wrong. Yes, I will!” and was determined from there to make that dream a reality. Yes, I can remember stumbling from that dream one time, but I pushed through.

As for building a legacy business, I was approached by a friend to join her in doing the same. I was living paycheck to paycheck and something had to be done about it. And I knew it had to be me to make the difference required.

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

I truly believe our soul purpose here on this Earth is to help others by providing service. That service could be as small as sharing your “story” so that it resonates with someone else. As a nurse, we have the ability to help others by sharing our compassion and empathy. It is a special profession that provides a service of healing in more ways than one.

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

The most ultimate characteristic of being a “nurse boss” is always standing in integrity. It is so important for others to see that we as nurses can not only can take care of our patients, but ourselves as well. Mind, body and soul….

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 I faced was overcoming my FEARS. Fears of failure, other people’s opinion and fear of success.Overcoming victim mentality was a large part of me! Everything happened TO me, not FOR me.

If it were not for personal development and meditation.. I do not know that I would have pursued my business. I worked on my spiritual journey because God has always been a huge part of my life. Learning to believe in myself, my life purpose and what I am doing was the hardest part.

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

Sleep! LOL… I worked 12 hour nights as a NICU RN prior to subbing and building a business.

Seriously, it allows me time. Being a mom to six, this business allows me the freedom to build wherever I choose in the pockets of time, I create!

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?

Look deeply into your soul. The only thing that can change that is YOU! Take action and believe in yourself…. All action negates negative emotion.

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

Explore all of your options. But, once you make a decision… COMMIT and NEVER GIVE UP! Always be working on yourself and remember that things don’t happen TO you, they happen FOR you!

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

I have 3 🙂 Immaculata by Marianne Williamson for my prayers

The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo for daily Inspiration

Meet Your Soul by Elisa Romeo for my spirit

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

HMMM…I LOVE food! But, there is nothing like a good HAMBURGER in my book!

11. How can we get in touch with you?

732­-456-­4335

[email protected]

LinkedIN:Lynne Moloughney,RN

https://www.facebook.com/lynne.moloughney

https://www.instagram.com/mommy4G2B

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

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

Keep shining your light,

xo,

Lisbeth

#NurseBoss

Are you being PUSHED or PULLED in life?

I recently watched Tony Robbin’s documentary,  “I AM NOT YOUR GURU” on Netflix.

To say it was inspiring is an understatement!

He talks about the “art of fulfillment” and the idea of being pushed versus pulled in life.\

He says that when you are being pushed in life, it burns you out and fulfillment happens when you are being pulled.

This concept resonated with me so much & I believe it can help so many, so I am sharing it with you.

Being PUSHED, to me looks like nothing goes your way and feels like pure exhaustion.

You feel like you will never be able to come up for air.

It’s like suffocating, but you don’t die. You just keep suffering.

I know first hand what it feels like to be PUSHED in life. 

I felt like a zombie on autopilot. Everything was GO. GO. GO. RUSH. RUSH. RUSH.

There was: Little JOY. No FUN. Zero ABUNDANCE. An absence of FREEDOM & CREATIVITY, with a truck full of FEAR & STUCK.

A Course in Miracles states there are two states, love and fear. I was being pushed in my life and nursing career by fear.

Then, I reached a tipping point.

I decided I wanted more. I was tired of feeling “fine” and just “getting by”. I was tired of feeling spiritually empty and like I was not coming anywhere close to fulfilling my soul’s purpose. I wanted to show up in a bigger way in the world in a way that lit my soul on fire and served others at the same time. I decided I was put on this planet to do BIG things.

I had NO idea what this meant, but it didn’t matter, because in that moment, I went from being PUSHED to PULLED. 

Here’s the thing.

Once you decide. Once you commit to a desire for things to be different. They WILL be.

Your decision cuts off all other avenues or alternatives other than the path to create your desire.

It creates an energetic match to bring you the opportunities that will create your desire.

Being PULLED delivers opportunities. Divine teachers. Divine guidance. Abundance. Curiosity. Flow. Creative everything. Joy. Laughter. FUN. Alignment. High vibes. Resonance. Love.

I will let you in on a secret that I learned from Carol Tuttle. All these things are your TRUE nature, but probably less familiar to you than your regular fare of stress and lack. When you are in alignment with your true nature, everything is easier & more fun.

So, I ask you again. Are you being PUSHED or PULLED in life?< If you are being pulled, kudos to you & please keep shining your light. In doing so, you are helping to heal the world. If you are being pushed, start to notice how you are being pushed in life. Affirm right now that you are LOVE. You deserve love and in this moment you can choose for things to be different. You can choose to live in love over fear. 

The journey back to your fullest potential is rich and full of infinite possibilities, but it does take work, grit, and determination.

Deciding for things to be different is easy. The hard part is releasing your fear grip and the illusion of control and trusting that your highest self is waiting to step up and that when you ask, you will be supported.

The journey requires support. A tribe. Teachers. Self-love and acceptance. Willingness and an open heart.

I had no support, no teachers, no one to talk to when I first said yes. This is something I do not suggest. As soon as I let go of my grip of needing to be perfect and “in control” and I opened my heart and asked for guidance, my teachers showed up in droves and so have the infinite opportunities to share my gifts in a bigger way.

I am thoroughly enjoying my journey back to my highest self  and learning how to be in service to others in the most beneficial way. In order to play bigger & provide service to others I continue to work on myself.

I am on the books to speak with one of Tony Robbin’s business strategists.

This is another divine moment on my path.

Day Made!

Lisbeth Overton, Nurse Boss

Lisbeth Overton, Nurse Boss

I was called to create Nurse Boss Soul School to help serve nurses in transforming from a life of fear and being PUSHED to one of ease and being PULLED.

The choice is yours. Pushed or pulled.

I would be humbled to share the tools that have helped me transform from living day to day in fear and lack, always pushing, to a life being pulled into opportunity, love, and abundance at my online camp for the nurse soul, Nurse Boss Soul School.

It is all done from the comfort of your own home with the connection and support of other nurses who are ready to love you up and support you in transitioning from fear to love.

Camp launches again in September. I hope to play with you there:)

For more info type PULL in the comments.

Sending you so much love 💜

Lisbeth
#NurseBoss

I am a light worker on a journey to share the light. Will you join me?

Calling nurses who seek more joy, abundance, and freedom!

You already know you are amazing and you deserve to live a beautiful life on your terms.

But knowing and being are different!

You may be miserable and seek clarity on why you continue to give others everything you’ve got and there is nothing left for you…

You may even blame how you feel and how you are showing up in the world on someone or something else. Your manager, your upbringing, or the system of health (sick) care.

There is nothing wrong with blaming others when you are stuck. It is a defense mechanism and it works well. So does denial!

However, blaming others only works for a few moments and is a complete waste of energy.

For you to shift and create a life by design that makes your heart and soul sing, it must begin with YOU.

You have to decide that you are worth it.

You have to decide that you are ready for a different experience.

Once you decide. Once you commit. The magic and the opportunities will begin to show up for you.

This is not something that happens overnight.

It takes determination, grit, and a willingness to surrender your old way of doing things and allowing the space for the miracles to come into your life and onto your path.

I decided 5 years ago that I was ready for things to be different.

I was sick of having a job and a life that were “fine”, but I wanted more.

I felt spiritually empty and totally unfulfilled.

There was more work to be done.

I knew that I was serving in my job and life, but I felt a pull to play a much bigger game.

I could have died at 4 years of age when I suffered four skull fractures after being hit by a van on Christmas EVE.

But I didn’t. I am here. I am alive. There is a reason I am still here.

I am answering the call to play bigger.

When the teacher is ready, the student will appear.

Life is about the journey, not the destination.

This is great, because your journey back to you NEVER ends. EVER.

The decision to lead a life of uber vitality, joy, abundance, and freedom is easy when you have the TOOLS and possee to support you and see you through every step of the journey.

I had no one to share my spiritual emptiness with. Who would understand?

I went out and I found my teachers.

My journey continues today.

I will not stop seeking the light or doing the work to learn how I can become a better person.

I am a light worker. I am a spirit junkie. I am love. I  am a healer. I am a nurse. I am a mother.

I am a daughter. I am a wife.

I am on a mission to help as many nurses as possible return back to love of themselves without guilt.

I would be honored and humbled to be your teacher.

You can work with me in a variety of ways:

One to one coaching over the phone.

At my camp for the nurse soul at my online school, Nurse Boss Soul School. Launches again in September.

You can hire me for a day of healing in a lovely retreat.

I am sending you so much love, peace, and clarity.

If you are ready to be the change that you wish to see and reconnect to your heart and soul, connect with me here: http://bit.ly/1VYufS8

Peace and love,

Lisbeth

NurseBoss

Nurse Boss-a blog series for nurses

Welcome to the 18th 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.

Today’s Nurse Boss, Karen Miller Williams is an amazing spirit. When we connected via Skype I could sense her energy right away. She has a lovely grounding and calm vibe. I absolutely love the work she is doing. It is absolutely crucial and so desperately needed.

Karen Miller Williams

Karen Miller Williams

1. What are you doing now?

I have a private practice where my Universal Care Plan is to teach Everyone about their Mental HEALTH. I share “How the mind works” with all ages to lessen the stress and increase the joy in life. There is way too much anxiety and seriousness in the world today. In my work as a mental health practitioner I am a counsellor, coach, mentor, speaker, and consultant. I am available to individuals, couples, families, businesses and organizations in person or via Skype. 

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 was an intensive care nurse when I learned this understanding and saw how immensely helpful it was in my work and personal life. I just knew I had to share this with the world. This feeling of inspiration led me to a career in Mental Health which began with co-founding a Mental Health Centre in Hawaii. 

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

Being in the feeling of service, you find your heart soars when you find your niche. Nursing offers so many areas to choose from… A rainbow of choices! 

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

The LOVE of being in service …helping,caring, sharing, educating self and others

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 anyone ever faces is THOUGHT. Insecurity, lack of confidence, worry over money… It’s all THOUGHT.  It is the understanding that I teach that helps me. I know that a new thought will come by and that I don’t need to take my thoughts too seriously. 

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

To work with people all around the globe. I have clients in many time zones that I help from my home! 

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?

No one is ever stuck in anything but THOUGHT. Your thoughts are the only thing that keep you from having a different experience in life. Remember that when your mind quiets, you return to the place where all creativity comes from. From there, you can access new thought. Who knows what you may discover? Your wisdom will speak to you. 

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

I would suggest that you learn how your mind works so you can access your own answers. There is a tremendous amount of FREE information on this understanding. A few websites to learn more: www.3pgc.org, www.threeprinciplesmovies.com, www.threeprinciplesfoundation.org

Now for fun:

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

“Coming Home” by Dicken Bettinger & Natasha Swerdloff AND 

“The Space Within” by Michael Neill.

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

Oatmeal with fruit

11. How can we get in touch with you?

You can contact me at my website:

www.threeprinciplesnurse.com

from breakdown to breakthrough

From Breakdown to Breakthrough

My name is Lisbeth. I am a creator. I created a coaching business to help nurses own their awesome and to better understand that the need for their own healing is as important as helping others.

I have been a nurse for eighteen years and have had my business for three. The journey since hanging my Healthy Nurse by Design shingle has been bumpy to put it mildly.

It is reminiscent of the baptism by fire that I experienced as a new nurse. Learning by trial and error. Seeing what sticks. Being scared as hell but doing it anyway. Pushing myself way outside of my comfort zone. But all of my actions paid off, because I have launched my first online program for nurses. It’s not like anything else I’ve seen.

My online program is called Nurse Boss Soul School. It’s like camp for the nurse soul, all in the privacy of your own home. A safe place to explore what makes you tick. A place to release the limiting beliefs that you acquired as a young child. A place that expects you to put the needs of your whole healing (body-mind-spirit) before any one else, without guilt. A place to learn energy tools to keep your energy healthy and protected from toxic disruptions. A place to laugh and let your hair down. A tribe of amazing sisters that have your back.

Healthy Nurse by Design was born out of my own dissatisfaction with life and work. I have always felt life is too short to simply exist. Life is meant to be lived to the max, in a way that fulfills one’s fullest potential.

I left clinical nursing five years ago because I was not living into my full potential. I felt stuck, trapped, and like I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t express my gifts, or my creativity. As a result I was sad, stuck in a fear and lack mentality, and totally discouraged. I was missing something, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.

My inner discord began my sojourn to discover what it was that was missing from my life. That journey led me to yoga school, nutrition school, business school for entrepreneurs, stress management schooling, and schooling for energy healing. I was completely transformed through this process. Whenever I experience transformation, I have to figure out a way to share it with the world.

I was evolving into a more aware, mindful, grateful, creative, excited, empowered human, and felt so inspired to help others become the best version of their best selves. I became a believer of abundance and magic and a magnet for all things healing.

My feel good flow stopped dead in it’s tracks about two weeks ago. It all started when life handed me more overwhelming circumstances that I could possibly handle. All in a very short amount of time.

One thing led to another and I started to cave in. I started to wilt inside, all while trying to appear on the outside that everything was “ok.” My feelings were reminiscent of me five years ago….. trapped, stuck and like I couldn’t breathe.

The only difference this time was that I had the tools to cope. The kicker is, I was so deep into the struggle that I stopped practicing all of the tools that helped me heal previously.

Luckily, I was able to remember that suffering comes from trying to be somewhere other than where we are. Instead of trying to run or stuff my anxiety, overwhelm, stress, and extreme fatigue I became an observer to my massive struggle.

I noticed that I really had some serious discomfort about my feelings of discomfort and heavy energy.  As soon as this awareness hit me and I realized that I was doing exactly what I teach people not to do, trying to change what is and just being with your feelings as a nonjudgmental observer, my energy shifted and my divine inner wisdom took over!!!

That is when the breakthrough came. I sat with the heaviness. I acknowledged my being from every angle without putting a label on it of sucking or being terrible.

I looked for the lesson. The opportunity. I prayed. I meditated. I offered gratitude for every little thing in my life, even the heavy energy. I asked for guidance, I reached out for help. I shared my struggle with my friends.

In that moment, my energy shifted. I could breathe. I could smile. I could be ok with what is without trying to change it. I was no longer grasping so tightly. I was more open. I was practicing what I preach.

Back to Nurse Boss Soul School……This breakdown happened a week after lesson three was released. Guess what the lesson was about? Your feelings are messengers from your soul!

It was all about how your feelings come up for a reason. They are nudges from your soul to pay closer attention. They are a prompt for you to lean in, step back, reflect, evaluate, and love yourself up. I was living the lesson that I was teaching others. Talk about powerful.

They say, you teach the lesson that you need to learn the most or when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

I was stuck in fear mode and since like attracts like I was attracting boatloads of fear and lack on my path.

What I learned from this lesson is that it is ok to really feel our feelings, even the ones we deem awful. When we acknowledge our feelings for what they are without trying to change them, the healing comes rushing in.

Literally, the day after my energy shifted, I could feel and see so much joy, abundance, and opportunity where just days before I saw and felt fear, struggle, and missed opportunities.

What are you attaching to in your life that could use some release or healing? Feel the feelings and trust that the next step will be revealed to you. Although it is hard to trust and wait, I promise it pays off big time!

I am sending you loads of healing and patience in looking for the lessons that life is hoping to share with you today.

Peace,

Lisbeth,

#NurseBoss

Nurse Boss-a blog series for nurses

Welcome to the 15th 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.

I absolutely love the energy of today’s Nurse Boss. Allow me to introduce Amy Shimek, serial entrepreneur, success strategist, Nurse Practitioner, wife to Russell, and mama to the A team.

Amy-Shimek-photo

Amy is a shining example of how marrying one’s clinical expertise with creativity in service to others while also honoring her own mind, body, and spirit is uber fun and amazingly successful, on her own terms.

1. What are you doing now?

I am the CEO of The Executive Suite, where we do business coaching specifically with network marketers. I am a multiple six-figure income earner in a direct sales network marketing company. 

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 desired to be my own boss, but didn’t realize I wanted full autonomy until I was employed for someone else. I wanted control over my own schedule and freedom to create and design.

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

Nurses are prepared for the business world more than you would realize. First, if someone collapses or has a medical emergency, chances are as a nurse, you will know what to do. Take that fear away and we can conquer anything. We also see and connect with people when they are the most vulnerable which gives us a unique opportunity to understand human beings like other professionals may not.

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

I think the most important characteristic is an attitude that wants to serve others.

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

I am my biggest obstacle because I fear what others think of me. What I am doing isn’t traditional nursing and at first I thought that would offend others. I spent a lot of time in personal development  in the past and still feel that is important today. When I became a mother, I wanted to be a good example for my girls. I don’t want them to live in fear of what others think of them. Act in the face of fear and be an example to those around you.

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

I have a greater impact because I am able to serve others on a global level. I can duplicate what I’m doing. I teach wellness and partner with a wellness -based company. Therefore the people I teach can in turn teach 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?

Nurses are great people to go out and serve the world because of our diverse background. We have a great understanding of human beings because we have to think critically in life threatening situations every single day. If you can handle that, I believe you can handle anything.

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

I am a huge fan of direct sales and network marketing especially in the context of heath and wellness companies. The world is sicker than we’ve ever been and that’s why the world needs nurses. We understand more than most the importance of health promotion and prevention. Also, you can create income while you are learning. You can create the capital to help in other endeavors.

Now for fun:

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

Intentional Living by John Maxwell

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

Given my background, I should probably say something more nutritious, but it’s actually nachos!

11. How can we get in touch with you?

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: Amy Shimek Lifestyle

Website: http://executivesuitelife.com/