Wellness – A Critical Care Issue – for YOU!

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    Is your personal health on life support with a grim prognosis? I'm here to help. Vote in the following poll and let me know what your areas of health needs are.

    Wellness – A Critical Care Issue – for YOU!

    I'm Carol Ebert, an RN with a specialty in Wellness, and this is a wake-up call. Is your personal health on life support and the prognosis is grim? I'll bet you feel like that after those long exhausting days of work with no energy left over to take care of yourself. My observation is that nurses don't take very good care of themselves, and at some point might become patients themselves.

    Of course there are exceptions like my Jazzercise instructor who leads 3 classes each week after work and is a very fit Mom of a toddler. So if you are already healthy and consider yourself optimally well, then you can stop reading and go out and take walk, or do what you do to take care of your health. Congratulations on living a healthy lifestyle - and being a nurse too!.

    But if you are still with me, please hear me out. Are you in the unhealthy category and maybe even blaming it on your profession? Perhaps overweight, addicted to sugar and carbs, on meds for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression or anxiety, gut problems, exhausted most of the time, maybe still smoking, I could go on and on. This should not be happening to you, especially when nurses need to be role-models of health to inspire our patients to want to get healthier "like you". Yes, they are watching you and formulating opinions about your credibility, especially when you are talking to them about how to get healthier by changing their lifestyles.

    So what is a nurse to do if you are in this situation? Get some support of course. I would love to be your wellness resource person since I have spent most of my career helping nurses, employees, community members, children, young adults and older people find out the cause and the solutions to move forward with a healthier lifestyle. But before I begin, I want to hear from YOU!

    So please respond to this poll so I know how better to serve you. If there are other wellness topics you are interested in that are not in the poll, please post them below in your comments. I'm known as a "creative problem solver" so you can count on me to come up with something that is sure to work. They don't call me Nurse Wellness for nothing! Now let's get started.

    Thanks. Carol Ebert RN, BSN, MA, CHES, Certified Wellness Practitioner, Certified Mindful Coach, Sanoviv Nutrition Advisor.
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jun 15, '18
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  2. Poll: Which of the following are you interested in? Check all that apply.

    • A regular posting on Wellness for Nurses

      62.50% 5
    • A wellness blog

      50.00% 4
    • Wellness tips videos

      12.50% 1
    • Weight loss tips

      12.50% 1
    • Exercise tips

      0% 0
    • Healthy eating

      50.00% 4
    • Nutrition

      37.50% 3
    • Relaxation

      62.50% 5
    • Stress relievers

      62.50% 5
    • Disease prevention

      25.00% 2
    8 Votes / Multiple Choice

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    About Carol Ebert

    Carol Ebert RN, BSN, MA, CHES, Certified Wellness Practitioner, Certified Mindful Coach, Sanoviv Nutrition Advisor.

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  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    Good article. I would caution against the "role model" thing, however. There have been countless threads on that topic and I hope this won't blow up like so many of them have. Otherwise, I think you've made some good points and I hope members will participate in the poll.
  5. by   amoLucia
    Oh, Viva! THANK YOU for broaching that 'role model' thing. I stopped reading the post when I read OP's comment. I know that I'm not perfect, but I don't need another article or article's author to tell me that I walk that 'fine line of credibility'.

    As much as I regret saying this, I think OP will always have some bias, regardless how well meaning she may be. Sad because she most probably has some excellent information to provide.

    And if you notice, I haven't directed this post TO OP, but am talking with you. I'm just disappointed and somewhat 'hurt' that that sentence rings of fat-shaming mentality.

    Like you said, that's another whole thread that's all been beaten to death as nauseam.
  6. by   tnbutterfly
    It is fine for you to have an opinion, but please refrain from derailing the thread. I don't see the OP as "fat-shaming". We all could benefit by trying to maintain a healthier lifestyle...... At least I know I can. The OP is just trying to determine what readers are interested in.