The Book

Nursing from Within: A Fresh Alternative to Putting Out Fires and Self-Care Workarounds by Elizabeth ScalaMove from Under the Gun to Having Fun!

At a time when health care is going through major change, nurses—known for being highly capable in a crisis—are being forced to take on more and more responsibilities. In this increasingly stressful environment, nurses need new ways to make sure they are taking care of themselves so they don’t succumb to the physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion of caring for everyone and everything else.

Nursing from Within: A Fresh Alternative to Putting Out Fires and Self-Care Workarounds offers the innovative solutions today’s nurses need.

Although it outlines the problems nurses face, this book is not about trying to change the working environment. Rather, it’s about altering inner perspectives. With boundless energy and passion, it addresses an element that’s largely missing from nursing self-care programs focusing on diet and health: the spiritual self.

Taking a holistic approach that incorporates spiritual and energy principles such as Reiki Practice, Nursing from Within teaches you how to connect with your authentic self. Author Elizabeth Scala’s enthusiasm is contagious, as she shares proven and effective strategies for creating shifts in your perspective, empowering you to take on the challenges of nursing with a confidence and vitality that will bring the joy back to your chosen profession.

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The Author

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Spiritual Practice Nurse Elizabeth Scala is on a mission to shift the healthcare system from the inside out.

Individuals typically enter their careers with a desire to provide compassionate, heart-based care. Challenged by regulations, financial pressures and technological advancements, today’s healthcare professional struggles to balance the art with the science of practice.

As a speaker, author, workshop facilitator and retreat leader, Elizabeth inspires nursing teams to reconnect with the passionate and fulfilling joy that once called them to their roles. 

Elizabeth is also a Reiki Master Teacher and Certified Coach. She lives in Maryland with her supportive husband and playfully, silly pit bull. When Elizabeth’s not speaking to or teaching other nurses you can find her enjoying nature, relaxing on the beach, doing Yoga or dancing to her favorite jam band, moe. 

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Praise for Nursing from Within

“Elizabeth Scala’s message is compelling for nurses who are seeking ways to become happier, healthier, and more inspired about their work. In addition to her enthusiastic vision of the “Art of Nursing” she shares her heartfelt personal story, many familiar experiences that colleagues can relate to and offers several activities that are easy to incorporate in the day to day stressful realities of professional practice”. –Beth Boynton, Author of “Confident Voices

“A smart, concise, fun and above all informational book on being smarter about how to work as a nurse.  This book is a must-have for anyone who is a nurse, wants to become a nurse and/or who supports nurses”. –Nicole M. Brown, Author of “N is for Nurse

“Nursing from Within” is an inspiring read that offers a diagnosis of today’s care giving challenges and a prescription for liberating the most powerful healing medicine known: Love.

Elizabeth artfully shares her personal journey of spiritual awakening. Along the way, you’ll learn how to apply methods and insights that can re-fire professional and personal passion for living. Even more important, you’ll learn the secret to discovering ever deeper feelings of happiness and wellbeing.

As a stress mastery practitioner, I will be recommending Elizabeth’s book to medical professional and other clients. You’ll find a wealth of wisdom offered in this delightful book. I highly recommend it”. –Stephen W. Carter, MA, CHt

“Drawing from her own life experiences, Elizabeth Scala compassionately demonstrates how her fellow nurses can experience inner peace and joy in a profession known for uncertainty and heightened stress levels”. –Nat Couropmitree, Author of “The Giving Person’s Self-Care Guide

“A brave and visionary book.  Elizabeth Scala presents the problems in Nursing but focuses on the transformation in thought that has to be accomplished before we can heal ourselves, our patients and our system.  I loved it”. –Carol Gino RN, MA, Author of several best-selling books including “The Nurse’s Story

“This innovative and fresh approach is a brilliant plan to shift the nursing profession towards real health and healing. Elizabeth’s passion and vulnerability as she shares her story and teachings are beyond inspiring”. – Betty Louise, CPCC, and Author of “Healing with Pleasure Medicine: Unearthing the Beautiful, Sensual, and Sexual You

“New, seasoned or disabled nurse…..this book is a gift for you!  Learn to “show up” joyful…. heart open… have fun… and “choose” to walk unique, new paths in life and nursing”. – Donna Carol Maheady, EdD, ARNP, and Author of “Leave No Nurse Behind: Nurses working with disAbilities

“Nursing is never easy. We leave our shift physically exhausted and emotionally spent. We get up the next day and do it all over again. Why?! Because we make a difference. Elizabeth Scala explores the adventures we have all had and shows us ways to renew our love for nursing and care for our own body and soul. This is a MUST read for every nurse”. –Kathy Quan RN, BSN, PHN, Author of several books including “The Everything New Nurse Book

“In clinical practice, scientific knowledge, expert skills, and sound judgment are essential, but they’re not a complete picture of the consummate nurse. The missing puzzle piece is described in this profound book.  Scala elucidates a path to practicing as your authentic self and offers sophisticated ways to cope with stress and burnout. This book is exciting and necessary”. –Tilda Shalof  RN, BScN, Author of “A Nurse’s Story.”

“At a time in the health care industry where change is rapid and daunting, Elizabeth Scala offers keen insights and inspiration to those who follow in her footsteps as a nursing professional. This book is worth the read for nurses of all disciplines”. –Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. Author of “Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water

“Personable, accessible, and very refreshing; not to mention helpful. Elizabeth’s written to her audience in a way that brings them directly in and creates trust, obviously writing from experience and a deep desire to bring change. I’ve worked with nurses over the past 15 years providing Reiki Training and Stress Management techniques and I think this book is a very valuable resource”. –Stephanie Shelburne, NhD, PhDc, CMT

“A candid problem – solution model, offering proven holistic strategies to enrich and uplift nurses and nursing”. –Annette Tersigni RN, Founder of YogaNursing®, Author of “The Richest Woman In Babylon And Manhattan

“Consider taking a chance with this book. You might learn something new or reaffirm what’s already been working for you. The last two chapters were a homerun for me”. -Kimberly Raquel Ward BSN RN, Author of “What They Didn’t Teach You Or I In Nursing School: Lessons Learned Outside The Classroom

“An insightful, life-changing book for any nurse who neglects their own self-care i.e. most of us. It offers thoughtful, practical advice you can start using right now. All nurses should read it!” – Allie Wilson RN, Editor of ‘Wellbeing for Nurses Magazine

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Book Tour

In-Person and Virtual Book Tour Calendar of Events

A schedule includes the following guest blog posts for the virtual book tour provided by these exceptional guest bloggers:

Thursday, October 2nd 2014: Kate Loving Shenk Posts ‘Nursing from Within is a Rewire‘ Hangout

Friday, October 3rd 2014: Keith Carlson Posts a Glowing Review on Digital Doorway

Monday, October 6th 2014: Nicole Brown Posts on The Adventures of Nurse Nicole

Tuesday, October 7th 2014: Epstein LaRue Posts on Highway Hypodermics

Wednesday, October 8th 2014: Greg Mercer Posts ‘Get Fired Up!’ on Big Red Carpet Nursing

Thursday, October 9th 2014:  Erica MacDonald Posts a ‘Must Read!’ on Self Employed Nurse

Wednesday, October 15th 2014: Colleen Humphries Posts on

Thursday, October 16th 2014: Kathy Quan Posts on the Nursing Blog Site

Friday, October 17th 2014: Brittney Wilson Posts about how I am the Jedi Nurse!

Monday, October 20th 2014: Beth Boynton Posts on Confident Voices

Tuesday, October 21st 2014: Annette Tersigni Posts on The Yoga Nurse

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014: Lorie Brown Posts an Audio Interview on Empowered Nurses

Thursday, October 23rd 2014: Naomi D. Jones Posts on Life Coach RN

Friday, October 24th 2014: Michelle Podlesni Posts on UNconventional Nurse

Monday, October 27th 2014: Donna Maheady Posts on Exceptional Nurse

Tuesday, October 28th 2014: Joan Posts on The Nurse Teacher

Wednesday, October 29th 2014: Cassandra Herbert Posts on Zest and Harmony Counseling

Friday, October 31st 2014: Jamie Davis Video Blogs on The Nursing Show

Thursday, December 11th 2014: Marsha Battee Posts on The Bossy Nurse

Wednesday, December 31st 2014: Dr. Lisa Goins Posts on Couture Health Care

Sunday, January 4th 2015: Ruth Braga Posts on Working Mother

Monday, January 5th 2015: Julianna Paradisi Posts on JParadisi RN’s Blog

Thursday, January 15th 2015: Dr. Rachel Silva Podcasts on The NP Show

Friday, January 16th 2015: Lorry Schoenly Posts on Correctional Nursing

Monday, January 19th 2015: Tiffany Martin Posts on Holistic Life RN

Monday, January 26th 2015: Barbara C. Phillips Podcasts on Sage Clinician

Tuesday, January 27th 2015: Alex Calvert Posts on Nurse Grid

Thursday, January 29th 2015: Karen Ingalls Posts on Outshine Ovarian Cancer

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015: Paul Bond Posts on A Prosperous Life

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Peer Praise

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The Workbook

Go Deeper with Nursing from Within

Nursing from Within Workbook #nursingfromwithinHave you already read the Nursing from Within print book and are you ready to dive deeper into your connection with the nurse within you? The Nursing from Within Workbook is a wonderful complement to what you have received already. This supplemental tool offers you the following to take your nursing career and self-care to the next level.

Worksheets Include:

  • Self-reflective exercises to help you go deeper with the content;
  • Activity handouts to bring practical application to life;
  • Introspective tools to take your self-care further.
  • (Click Here for a Preview of the Workbook.)

And what’s great about the Nursing from Within Workbook is the ease with which you can get started right now!

Here’s How:

  • Once purchased, this workbook will be delivered directly to your email inbox;
  • The workbook comes in PDF format so that you can download and save to your personal device;
  • You can bring the workbook on-the-go and refer to the exercises when you have time!

Each worksheet included accompanies one of the chapters in the Nursing from Within print book, as throughout the book self-reflective exercises and step-by-step materials were offered. This workbook is your way to go further with the resources shared.

Topics Include:

  • How to envision your ideal nursing practice;
  • Ways to experience whole person healing;
  • Guiding language and expressing emotions;
  • Tap into and connect with your authentic self.

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Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN

“I’m a Nurse, but I’m Not Sure I LOVE Nursing Anymore! Can You Help Me?”


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