In: Be Kind

02
Apr

7 Things You Need to Know About Bullies So You Can Stop Them

I’ve spent the last 27 years as a nurse and have witnessed bullying behavior in every role I’ve held. As a new nurse working at the bedside, a homecare nurse, an educator, and even at the executive level – I’ve experienced or witnessed bullying and incivility. Nurse bullying is alive and well, exists in every role, and is present at every level. I got to the point where I was no longer willing to accept nurse…

25
Dec

2018 End of Year “Gifts” for Nurses

Nurse Gifts

Every day of my life a nurse reaches out to me asking for help with a bullying situation at work. It sometimes feels like such a heavy burden. Think about it – every day I am reminded of the badness in our profession. Some days, it can feel like a 500 lb weight on my shoulders while I’m climbing Mt. Everest. But don’t feel bad for me. Their stories stoke my fire to eradicate bullying and…

20
Nov

5 Quotes to Inspire a Heart of Gratitude

Heart of Gratitude

November marks the beginning of the holiday season. While December is all about giving, November is all about gratitude.  I wish November would last forever – not because of the turkey and certainly not for the snowy cold weather, but because it’s a month that encourages us to be thankful and to acknowledge our many blessings. I too can get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life but for now; for today, let’s all…

09
Oct

4 Reasons Why Kindness is Good for Your Work Culture

be kind

I received a gift today… a gift of kindness. It wasn’t expected or asked for; wasn’t on my wish list or under a tree. It was a kind word, a gentle spirit, a voice sharing her thoughts and validating mine. What an awesome gift. As I sit to write this afternoon, I keep reflecting on this gift. You’ve all probably heard about ‘random acts of kindness’, ‘pay it forward’ and ‘pass it along’. These are just…

02
Oct

Clarity is King During National Bully Prevention Month

Bully Prevention

During the month of October, the world comes together to raise awareness for bullying prevention and to reflect on where we have been, where we are now, and where we hope to be in the years to come. This year’s National Bullying Prevention Month marks the 12th anniversary of its initiation by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. This month serves as a reminder that any incidents of bullying or incivility must be addressed, especially in healthcare where…

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