What to do when clothes no longer fit…

By on Nov 25, 2016 in Career Change, NNBA, Nurse Entrepreneurs

I have a friend that made more than one of us laugh at her Facebook post, That awkward moment when you realize that fat pants are too tight. It made me think about things fitting and then not fitting. Our careers like our clothes, work well for a period of time and then the wear and tear of our jobs becomes uncomfortable. As soon as we have used up the all the seam...

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Endless Career Alternatives for Nurses

By on May 11, 2016 in NNBA

“There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate” – Richard Brault Today is National School Nurses Day. More than 73,000 school nurses in the United States make a difference in the lives of children every day. This may come as a surprise, but back when I left the corporate world, I became a School Nurse for several months. A local...

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Role Models, Coaches and Mentors

By on Apr 23, 2016 in Leadership, NNBA

Role Models, Coaches and Mentors + Your Work = Success “Today’s stumbling blocks are tomorrow’s stepping stones”  – Mary Sutherland I wrote about Role Models, Mentors and Coaches in my book Unconventional Nurse® because I wanted to share how important a role they each played in my ability to achieve success. If you are serious about wanting to be successful in...

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Self-Care is Important for Nurses

By on Mar 21, 2016 in Leadership, Networking, NNBA, Self Care

“Self-Care is never a selfish act; it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” -Parker Palmer The glass orb on the pedestal in this picture is one of my favorite features at Miraval. Everywhere you turn at Miraval is another inspirational view. This large glass orb looks completely different during...

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Matter of Perspective

By on Jan 26, 2016 in NNBA, Nurse Entrepreneurs, Success Tips

Matter of Perspective “It is always too soon to quit and it is never too late to start” – Adrian Rogers Here’s a universal truth to help nurses that are new to starting a business and a truth, that nurses in business for several years already know; success is not linear. Much like the picture to the left, our paths can look like spaghetti at...

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New Year’s Mission

By on Jan 17, 2016 in Networking, NNBA, Nurse Entrepreneurs

New Year’s Mission Possible “Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgement that something else is more important than the fear” – Ambrose Redmoon I was a mom on a mission and that mission was accomplished! Let me explain, as president of the National Nurses in Business Association I encourage nurses to step up and step out of their comfort zones...

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