Even after our loved ones pass away, we can still experience that love that we have for them through heavenly signs.But we have to make that deal with the other person. 🤝What will their sign be? How will you know they're sending that heavenly hello? 😇If you have someone in your life who you want to share that bond with, it's never too soon to make that deal. And if your loved one has already gone to Heaven, it's not too late 🕊 ... See MoreSee Less
As a caregiver for my parents, I have a lot of beautiful memories of our times together.But I also have a lot of painful ones. Even now, more than ten years after my they have passed, I still get flashbacks of the memories that are hard to revisit. This strategy has helped me to replace some of those difficult memories with more positive ones.I hope this helps you through your grief journey.💛 ... See MoreSee Less
When I gave my mindfulness talk to the nursing students last week, one of the residents really stood out to me.I always love getting to know the newbie nurses. But this one resident made an impression on me when she walked out of the classroom for the last time and shouted with enthusiasm, “Look out world, here we come!” When I saw her at work a few days later, I didn’t recognize her. She came up to me and told me that my mindfulness talk inspired her to cut 14 inches off her hair! I was floored! She went on to say that her biggest takeaway from the presentation was the importance of self care to have a fulfilling career as a nurse.She had wanted to cut her hair for a long time, but she kept putting it off because she didn’t feel like she had the time to spend on herself. That mindfulness talk was the final nudge she needed to show herself this loving act of self care.I was shocked and quite amazed that she had taken my message to heart in such a visceral way.But now that I’ve had a little time to let it sink in, I’m just grateful. I’m grateful that God has chosen to use me in this way. I’m grateful for the nursing students, who continue to inspire me every single day. I’m grateful for all of the healthcare workers who give so generously of themselves—often at the expense of their own mental health.Love my fellow nurses so much. Thank you for all that you do. ... See MoreSee Less
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