Mindful Moment - During the course of any day we may experience obstacles and setbacks, instead of unleashing obscenities or why is this happening to me, try a different approach....stop, take a few deep inhalations and exhalations and then give thanks, the same powerful appreciative thanks you give when things work out the way you desire. This simple gesture of thankfulness no matter the circumstance begins to create a life of wholeness, recognizing there is good and bad in all life experiences, this awareness and gratitude contributes to living the life you truly desire....a life with purpose, contentment, kindness, happiness and laughter. Be Thankful Everyday.~Yogatones
I''m extremely grateful
for friendships. Fiends can be just as important if not more so as family. Today I'm grateful for my friends, who I consider my family..
Just about ten years ago with my ADN and a severe case of nurse burnout I found myself no longer working in the only field I knew and loved......nursing. I now was teaching yoga for a living, and although I loved teaching, the change left my social world empty as nursing friends and acquaintances stop calling/texting, which I rationalized as ok because
my bank accounts were quickly drying up and I really didn't want to explain my life decision with others. I needed the time to grieve, heal, and move forward...... So that's what I did!
1. Sold my car and moved out of my $$$ neighborhood into an affordable community
2. I founded Yogatones and slowly began to receive calls for services
3. Returned to college for BSN
4. Used my BSN to get a non-clinical nursing job and return to college
5. Obtained my MSN
So today I'm grateful for having the courage to walk away from something I loved, with no plan, no family nearby, and a bit of fear in order to preserve my health and well-being. I'm grateful I experienced the pain, obstacles and growth of what being an unemployed, and unknown entrepreneur really entails. I'm grateful for ability to return to college, and gain support, friendships and business in my new community.
But most importantly I'm grateful for that time in life, it pushed me forward forcing me to grow and become mindful. It allowed me to share my story of growth and healing with Nurses, with the intention of helping those who could relate to what I'd experienced....student nurses, new nurses, experienced nurses, and retired nurses.
Gratitude Day 2 - today I'm grateful for my home yoga practice. I spent many years believing I was not *doing yoga right* if there was no teacher present. Fast forward I now know I am a student and teacher and often the best benefits I receive on my yoga mat are the ones where I'm alone on my Mat in my Abode, listening to my body and moving guided by my breath. ✌🏾❤️🕉️
Today I'm grateful for all the new connections I've made in the nursing community.
After being out of the nursing community for many years I slowly re-entered feeling like a new graduate, I'd been in the yoga world and advanced nursing student role for over eight years, losing connection with many nursing colleagues. I'm extremely grateful for all of my nursing relationships.
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