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"It was mid-February when even the most convivial Buffalonians become disheartened. When the fiercest and most extreme polar winds rip Lake Erie and tear a hole in the heart. February disembodies even the most agreeable souls, and no matter how long someone has lived in Western New York, or for how many generations, by then winter has become a tyrant and is loathsome and unwelcomed. February rips to shreds the most intrepid silver linings. A geographical cure is on everybody's mind, Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico, Hallelujah, anywhere with blue skies and sun, because by this time inhabitants are punchdrunk and venerate warmer places. They imagine sunshine on their neck while encumbered by heavy jackets, long undergarments, scarves, sweaters, boots, leggings, and wool socks. There is no naked flesh; the body is enveloped to preserve core heat. Everything must go internal and lie dormant knowing the first vestiges of spring could still be months away. The frigid air has no smell."

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Praise for The Soul of the Nurse

“As an experienced Critical Care Nurse, Elizabeth Robinson–first hand–has lived and witnessed the various enigmatic aspects of nursing. In her groundbreaking book, The Soul of the Nurse, she unveils the many mysteries of the nurse in a way we can all easily comprehend, embrace and be touched by. This homage to a very special group of healers honors and shines light on their journey. I highly recommend this book to anyone in the nursing or healthcare profession.”

~ Cheri Clampett, ERYT
Co-author: The Therapeutic Yoga Kit  

“The Soul of the Nurse is a unique work. It is an inspiring exploration of the mythology and archetypal foundations that empower the deepest healing instincts of the nursing profession. This level of understanding is essential for any profession, if it is to achieve its highest possibilities. Robinson has performed a valuable service for nursing.  May it spread to other professions as well!” 

~ Larry Dossey, MD
Author:  Reinventing Medicine and The Power of Premonitions
Executive Editor:  Explore:  The Journal of Science and Healing

“The Soul of the Nurse is a valuable addition to the literature of nursing. It will help nurses find their voice and step into their power in these chaotic times in healthcare. This book is also an important social contribution, because no society can flourish without the essential contributions of nurses.”

~ Barbara Montgomery Dossey, PhD, RN, FAAN
Author: Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer and Holistic  Nursing

“From its outset, it is clear that The Soul of the Nurse is a special book, one that at once moves and challenges the reader.  With the observation that “Nurses are no longer who they were and do not know who they will become” (p. 39), Elizabeth Ann Robinson sets the stage for her uniquely mythical/spiritual examination of both archetypical and contemporary influences that shape the profession. At this time of soaring rates of nurse burnout, The Soul of the Nurse  provides a needed balm to the ennui that so many nurses  suffer. Robinson’s unique perspective takes readers on a gentle course of self-discovery.  (Her comprehensive filmography about portrayals of nurses in popular media is an unexpected bonus!). This is a thoughtful, literate call to recapturing the meaning of one’s profession. A must read for anyone who cares about the people who do this sacred work.”

~Wayne M. Sotile, Ph.D.
Author: The Resilient Physician and Thriving with Heart Disease

“What Joseph Campbell did to explain myth, Elizabeth Robinson does for nursing. She reveals the inner meanings of the nurse’s role to revitalize an essential profession. The revolutionary insights in The Soul of the Nurse offer renewal to those at the center of healthcare.”

~Jonathan Young, PhD Psychologist
Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives


Book Review: 4.26.13.SoulofNurse.pdf