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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.

Can Stress Make You Fat?
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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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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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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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Is A Vampire Draining Your Energy?
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Is A Vampire Draining Your Energy?

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...

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Overcoming Decision Fatigue to Reduce Nurse Stress
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Overcoming Decision Fatigue to Reduce Nurse Stress

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...

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Let It Go and Relax
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Let It Go and Relax

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...

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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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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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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...

Caring for the Caregiver
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Caring for the Caregiver

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...

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How Working the Night Shift Can Be A Death Sentence
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How Working the Night Shift Can Be A Death Sentence

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...

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Are You the CEO of Your Own Health?
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Are You the CEO of Your Own Health?

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. ...


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