Carol Ebert's Nursing Blog

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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 tool from my good friend and...

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 the hectic pace of our often over...

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 fight or flight response kicks in...

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 to regroup, rethink where I left...

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 an asset that can be managed, it...

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. Isn't it true that as a nurse, you are...

Are You Too Creative for Your Own Good?

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 others did. I even sewed my own...

What is a Sugar Cleanse and Do I Need It?

The Dictionary defines cleanse this way: to rid of impurities; to remove toxins from the body. Body cleanses have been around for centuries. From the Egyptians to the Romans, people have always tried...

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 diabetes and blood sugar control...

33 Powerful Reasons for Attending National Conferences

So this time I decided to sort it all out by making a list of everything that made an impression on me. And here are the benefits I discovered - in random fashion. 1. Being immersed with...

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 head with more than you can handle? ...

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 here is the bad news when...

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 and Free, it is clear to me now that...

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 nursing and the toll it took on me....

Your 10 Step Guide to a Rockin' New Year

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 a job that frustrates you or...


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