Noun: A conscious, positive emotion one can express when feeling thankful for something, whether tangible or intangible.
Gratitude is the profound feeling I have as I write my final Weekly Ways.
My friends, you have allowed me a coveted space in your Monday morning emails since 2005, the year I launched Self-Care Academy, LLC in Littleton, Colorado. My journey since then has been nothing short of miraculous and head spinning, embracing the full spectrum of emotions. Moments of overwhelming joy, deep love, devastating sadness and paralyzing fear have served to prepare me for the life I was born to live. I honor and hold dear all the lessons learned as they have ushered in a new direction for my life, manifesting the life I’ve dreamed of.
Should you choose, you can read much more about the what, how, when and why’s in my upcoming book. In the meantime, I’m living my very blessed life by crewing on a luxury charter boat in the Caribbean with my amazing husband. Together we provide all-inclusive sailing charters designed to create lifelong memories for our weekly guests. It is a privilege to witness a group of friends or families connecting or reconnecting in a deep way, laughing out loud, experiencing new adventures in the paradise we call home. Talk about self-care!
For those of you who have asked, yes, I am still thrilled to provide keynote speaking engagements, given plenty of notice and our schedule. However, I’m expanding my topics beyond “Caring for the Caregiver” to include manifesting your dream life by reinventing your purpose and moving beyond the ordinary.
The beautiful thing about nursing is that the world is your oyster! Your definition of “nursing” can evolve to encompass anything your heart desires and the multitude of skills we master as nurses are applicable in any area of life…even being a First Mate and Chef on a charter boat in the Caribbean if you choose! Even in my wildest dreams, I never thought I would be doing what I’m doing, HOWEVER, I did dream of most of the elements my job entails. I just had to allow myself to be open to the endless possibilities of “how”. After I let go of my self-limiting beliefs, I had to hold on tight to avoid whip lash!
If you are experiencing the exhaustion of “stuck”, I invite you to give me a call! As a Board Certified ANCC Nurse Coach, I would be honored to support your efforts in creating a path to achieve your dream. Just be open and ready to do the inner work required.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for supporting me and the vision of Self-Care Academy, LLC as well as Kim Richards and Associates, Inc. since 1989. The relationships I’ve been privileged to create and develop fill my heart with joy and gratitude. You each have made a difference in my life and I am humbled.
So, my friends, adios for now…
If you’d like to receive information about new adventures and exciting opportunities, I welcome you to stay tuned!
There’s so much more ahead!