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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.

Tame the Tiger with Tension Time-Outs
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Carol Ebert

Tame the Tiger with Tension Time-Outs

Is stress a big deal for you? Of course it is! I'd be surprised if it isn't in this crazy busy world we live in. Need to apply the Brakes and take a Break? Here's a...

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When You Take Your Work Stress Home
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When You Take Your Work Stress Home

Some days the end of the shift can't come soon enough, although often it might seem as if after you physically leave work, your mind decides to stay. Your thoughts...

"I am not a robot!"
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"I am not a robot!"

On Monday, July 8, 2018, the staff members of the emergency department in which I work were given devastating news. Our beloved coworker, a well-respected RN,...

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Can Stress Make You Fat?
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Carol Ebert

Can Stress Make You Fat?

Let's begin with the basics to get a handle on this. As you know there are two kinds of stress. Short term like long lines and bad traffic. This is where your...

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Burnedout musings
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Burnedout musings

"Mommy, why do you have to go?" Every day now, I am asked that question from one of the most important people in my life - my six year old daughter. "I...

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How to create an exercise plan for nurses
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How to create an exercise plan for nurses

First and most importantly you need to go into exercise planning with a positive, open mindset. I always tell nurses, what you put into exercising is what you will...

Are You A Multi-tasker?
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Carol Ebert

Are You A Multi-tasker?

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...

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

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

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...

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Shiftwork and its effects on burnout
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Shiftwork and its effects on burnout

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...

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Your mental health and weightlifting
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Your mental health and weightlifting

YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AND WEIGHTLIFTING Madonna just turned 60. But guess what? She might be happy too! A new meta-analysis of 33 clinical trials with 1877 subjects...

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Food and Your Mood
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Carol Ebert

Food and Your Mood

Today that theory has been debunked, and if you want proof that it was a bad idea, check out how many overweight people there are today with health consequences of...

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How Resilient Are You?
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Carol Ebert

How Resilient Are You?

Resiliency is also how well you bounce back from the pressures of everyday life and how well you juggle priorities - work, family, friends, interests - as well as...

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12 Healthy Workplace Habits for the Busy Nurse
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12 Healthy Workplace Habits for the Busy Nurse

Being healthy at work takes intention. Nurses in the hospital do not always get the luxury of having a 30-minute lunch away from the commotion of the floor. If you...

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The Stress of YES
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Carol Ebert

The Stress of YES

May I be so bold as to ask if you are a YES person? You know what I mean - saying YES to every request that comes your way and now you find yourself over your...

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Tips for Nurses: Staying Motivated Towards Fitness Goals
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Tips for Nurses: Staying Motivated Towards Fitness Goals

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...

Ten Ways To Know You're Burning Out
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Ten Ways To Know You're Burning Out

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...

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Kicking The Habit or Kicking The Dog?
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Kicking The Habit or Kicking The Dog?

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...

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It's About Time for Making Good Decisions
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Carol Ebert

It's About Time for Making Good Decisions

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...


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