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Who takes care of the caretakers? Health / Stress Management 101 is available to talk about staying physically, mentally and emotionally healthy in a high-stress job, how to balance work and home life, boost your own self-esteem, and continue to fill the well so you have good things to pass on to others.

Tips for Nurses: Staying Motivated Towards Fitness Goals

Tips for Nurses: Staying Motivated Towards Fitness Goals

by mooreea8 - Ever feel like you go to the gym and just go through the motions? Everyone goes through this. We all experience those emotions at some point with feeling like you... Read More →

Ten Ways To Know You're Burning Out

Ten Ways To Know You're Burning Out

by VivaLasViejas - Here's something a little different from the writer who usually brings you the funny top-10 lists. Recently, a good friend of mine I'll call "Viv"---an LPN who's... Read More →

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Kicking The Habit or Kicking The Dog?

Kicking The Habit or Kicking The Dog?

by jimmygionti - As the month of March is coming to a close, I'm now only 2 months away from my 7-year anniversary as an RN. To many in this community, I'm sure that still seems... Read More →

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It's About Time for Making Good Decisions

It's About Time for Making Good Decisions

by Carol Ebert - Yes, this might just be your usual day, but it can totally affect your ability to make a decision because it all blurs together and you can't think straight. And... Read More →

Caring for the Caregiver

Caring for the Caregiver

by CardiacDork - I want to start by saying that I want to thank every nurse/aide/medic/healthcare worker. Truly, thank you for what you do and I'm glad to belong to a group of... Read More →

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How Working the Night Shift Can Be A Death Sentence

How Working the Night Shift Can Be A Death Sentence

by Carol Ebert - FALSE! We know a lot more now about the effects of lack of sleep on our health and the news is not pretty. First I have to recollect my own years of night shift... Read More →

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Are You the CEO of Your Own Health?

Are You the CEO of Your Own Health?

by Carol Ebert - No matter what your role might be, at every moment you are the one in charge of life altering as well as life and death decisions which puts you in a CEO role. ... Read More →

Suicide Is Not Your Answer

Suicide Is Not Your Answer

by TheCommuter - Many people in the nursing community remember either hearing or reading about Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who killed herself in 2012 after being tricked into... Read More →

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The Fat Doctor: Can You Trust Out of Shape Health Workers?

The Fat Doctor: Can You Trust Out of Shape Health Workers?

by newmail445 - I think people who propose "Healthcare workers should be fit otherwise they can't be trusted." or "I can't trust a fat doctor." have not properly thought out the... Read More →

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Are You A Multi-tasker?

Are You A Multi-tasker?

by Carol Ebert - Multi-tasking has been over-rated even tho I still believe I can do it. But truth be told, I know every time I am immersed in a project and get interrupted, I have... Read More →

The Pleasure Trap of Food – Or Why Saying No Doesn't Work

The Pleasure Trap of Food – Or Why Saying No Doesn't Work

by Carol Ebert - Having just watched the Webinar How the Brain Blocks Weight Loss by Susan Pierce Thompson, PhD and author of Bright line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin... Read More →

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Shiftwork and its effects on burnout

Shiftwork and its effects on burnout

by zurita.a12 - Article Review: Nursing Burn-Out: Cross-Sectional Study at a Large Army Hospital The article focused on using the Maslach Burnout Inventory to assess burnout... Read More →

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Is A Vampire Draining Your Energy?

Is A Vampire Draining Your Energy?

by Carol Ebert - If you are like me, you have an overabundance of "helping, giving, nurturing, caring" - sometimes called co-dependency. The bad news is if you don't recognize it as... Read More →

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Overcoming Decision Fatigue to Reduce Nurse Stress

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Several statistics estimate that people make an average of 35,000 decisions every day (Hoomans, 2015). It's that incredible number of decisions in a day that makes... Read More →

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Let It Go and Relax

Let It Go and Relax

by spunkygirl1962 - Have you ever had a morning where there is no coffee in the house, you and/or your loved ones have overslept, the children are moving as slow as snails, there are... Read More →

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Are You Too Creative for Your Own Good?

Are You Too Creative for Your Own Good?

by Carol Ebert - Well it is ME and I can relate to all of those responses from others. I always thought there was something wrong with me because I didn't want to do things the way... Read More →

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Your 10 Step Guide to a Rockin' New Year

Your 10 Step Guide to a Rockin' New Year

by Carol Ebert - From holiday over-eating to New Year reckonings about weight? From worrying about money to wondering what else you could do to increase your income? From working in... Read More →

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Self-Care or Bust

Self-Care or Bust

by diannecabelus - My thoughts start racing as I realize that I am supposed to be at my next patient's home already. I have so much charting to do, I think to myself. "Oh my god I... Read More →

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