Take A Bow 2015: Reflections on the year

Last year I spent the week between Christmas and New Years at a silent meditation retreat. This year, I'm off to Nepal for a humanitarian mission. My bags are packed and I'm excited to start the new year off with an adventure. 2015 treated me well. I taught several mindfulness meditation classes, gave presentations at hospitals and conferences, brought lots of babies into the world, had adventures in Jackson Hole and Yellowstone during the summer, explored Croatia and biked through Tuscany during the Fall. 

My labor and delivery friends 

My labor and delivery friends 

I'm following the nudge from The Nerdy Nurse, Brittney Wilson and summing up the year with some of my posts (click on bold and caps for the links to the post) from the year. As you know, i am always inspired by Nurses who find their groove, make an impact and leave our profession in a better place. MARY BYLONE and DORRIE FONTAINE are getting it done as opposed to the LADIES OF THE VIEW who goofed up a bit but consequently united Nurses all over the country.

Mary Bylone

Mary Bylone

 

We can't reflect back on the year without a little reflection on mindfulness and balance. I've made it easy for you with these 5 TIPS FOR NURSES to bring mindfulness to the bedside. This is The Balanced Nurse site after all. You may want to refresh yourself on how to be a HUMAN BEING (NOT DOING) and while you're at it, try not to BOLT FROM THE HARD CONVERSATIONS

Mr Morales who lost his wife in childbirth from Erica Morales memorial Facebook page

Mr Morales who lost his wife in childbirth from Erica Morales memorial Facebook page

 

With the new year just days away, BRING SOME INTENTION about what you would like to create for yourself in 2016 because LIFE IS FULL OF UNCERTAINTY AND WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE, so what are you waiting for? Edy Boone can inspire you to SHINE YOUR LIGHT. If she can climb scaffolding at 77 years, you certainly can stop procrastinating, right? And if that feels overwhelming, TRY A LITTLE LOVING KINDNESS with the help of Sharon Salzberg.

Eileen in The Tetons

Eileen in The Tetons

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