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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...

Are You As Young As You Feel?

Let me start by sharing my story about aging. Since I was 30, I have been exercising regularly and living and breathing wellness after transitioning from bedside nursing to working in the preventive...

Wellness Works if YOU Work It!

And where would we be without WELLNESS? It used to be just a buzz word, but now it is a life and death thing. If we are not well, we can't survive and thrive. And yet we continue to get sicker,...

Unleash Your Truth and Set Yourself Free

I remember how bottled up I was in my nursing career. Half of me was being real and the other half was cautious and nonrevealing. I always knew I had more to say but kept it quiet because of fear...

Exhausted No More! How to Sleep Your Way Into Optimal Health

I hate to say it, but the cure is to quit your job and go to bed. Of course that may not be an option, but I can tell you since I now am self-employed and can dictate my own hours, getting enough...

How to Quiet Your Busy Mind

As we approach our retirement years, wouldn't it be great to live more quietly without the continuous influx of a go-go lifestyle? Don't we owe ourselves the opportunity of living more peacefully...

Optimize Before Your Demise

I have heard many stories of the health toll that working as a nurse has taken but we often don't prioritize it as an issue. We just succumb to taking meds for issues like high blood pressure, high...

Minding Your Mind

Turns out it is all up to YOU! Either veg out or Mind your Mind! I keep thinking that because I forget stuff all the time it must mean I have early dementia. Wrong! It's because I'm too busy,...

Zero In On Starting Over Again

Now that I have passed the point of no return and entered the so-called Retirement Zone, I know a lot more about how to adjust to creating a new life for myself. But let me back up to where you are...

X-ploring your X-Factor

Emotionally, those with the "X factor" have a way of making us feel good or inspired. Challenged or validated. In the music industry, you either have "it" or not. You either have the makings of a...

Never Fear - Just Volunteer

Of course, it will take some thought on your part to decide what will be the best fit for you. Seems like all the volunteers I see hanging around the hospital are retired employees and they are...

Time On My Hands

And this begins my latest phase of life where I decide what to do with my time. No schedules, no orders, no pressures. So what should I do today? Good question to ask yourself right now. For me,...

Reverse the Adverse

I remember my 94 year old uncle who used to tell me how lonely he was because all his friends were gone. Living "too long" wasn't as pleasant and he thought it would be. But you can't stop...

A Pleasurable Plan for Retirement

I know not everyone sees it that way, especially if you feel like you will be lost without your job, be lonely and have no purpose. But I like to think about it differently. I believe pursuing...

Network or Die!

Meeting new patients and colleagues, listening to learn more about who they are, serving them without expecting any payback, checking in on them regularly to see how they are doing, sharing your...


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