We may call nurses humanitarian super heroes for any number of reasons, but at the end of the day they are people just like the rest of us.  For one nurse who for decades has been a champion and advocate for her patients and their families through some tough medical therapies – even death, the reality of COVID is beyond her imagination.  For another, nursing was not where his career began, but a shift has brought a sense of purpose in caring for both his ICU patients, and his comrades in arms.  It’s called ‘One’s breath’ and our story starts here. 

The Band – Dixon’s Violin

Song: Raindrops and Sunshine

https://dixonsviolin.com/

https://youtu.be/XHlmsw5VFsEhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/5JqJWTzD2wSWAp7UmFSP5x

Links:

To learn more about Indiana University Center for Mindful Practice:

https://iuhealth.org/thrive/practicing-mindfulness-during-times-of-uncertainty

To learn more about general mindful meditation COVID resources:

https://www.mindful.org/category/covid-resources/

Mindfulness Smartphone Applications:

Many no-cost mindfulness apps are available for download on Android and iOS. A few highly reputable ones are: Headspace, Insight Timer, Calm, Stop-BreatheThink, and Aura.

Research Notes:

https://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Article%20folder/Breathing.html

https://med.nyu.edu/radiology/about-nyulmc-radiology/subspecialty-sections/neuro-interventional-section

https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/healthcare-workers-suicide-covid-19#6

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/11/nyregion/lorna-breen-suicide-coronavirus.html

https://www.socialworker.com/feature-articles/practice/reexamining-mindfulness-tool-self-care-during-coronavirus-crisis-beyond/

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/more-americans-are-meditating-now-than-were-just-5-years-ago/

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