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  1. Brenna Rittenour MSN

    Don't Ignore Your Symptoms of Anxiety

    Most of us carry more stress than we realize. Most of you, right this minute, are likely stressed about something. Whether it be a small underlying stressor or a chronic burden you're carrying, it's there. In fact, society as a whole is far ...
  2. Women's' sense of self is often one of caretaker and nurturer.Nurturing and caretaking have long been associated with women in general, and nurses and social workers in particular. Empathy is a mainstay of the helping professions, particularly the "w...
  3. Nurses are in a caring profession and therefore tend to put others' needs ahead of themselves. Perhaps that is part of the reason nurses remain #1 as the most trusted profession, according to the 2022 Gallup poll results. This usually leads to leavin...
  4. LoriBrabant

    Sober Curious Living

    If you like waking up well-rested and clear-minded and hangover free, and you do not like having to worry about getting a designated driver or an uber because you had a couple of cocktails at a party, then perhaps you are part of the wellness-minded,...
  5. Dr Georgianna Donadio

    3 Easy Ways to Improve Health and Happiness

    It is a basic human drive to thrive and experience a joyful, life filled with purpose. Yet, despite the influx of the latest and greatest life hacks, self-help programs, and wellness products flooding the market , it is time tested, no-cost , and ove...
  6. Before we go there, here is what you need to know about why pleasure is so important for our wellbeing. According to the late bestselling author, psychologist, and lecturer Paul Pearsall, hard work, sacrifice, and self-denial are less important ...
  7. Almost two years later, COVID-19 continues to take its toll on every aspect of life. Healthcare workers continue to report feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and irritable1. Burnout, according to the World Health Organization, can be characterized as "f...
  8. Melissa Mills

    8 Best Apps for Patient Self-Care

    According to a New York University School of Medicine study of 1,604 mobile phone users in the U.S., over half (58%) downloaded at least one health-related mobile phone app. The most popular categories of apps were fitness and nutrition, with users a...
  9. Dr Georgianna Donadio

    Personal and Professional Benefits of Self Care

    As trusted health professionals it is our responsibility, and our calling as nurses, to provide compassionate, competent care, as well as to educate our patients and clients on an important topic in today’s health and wellness landscape, which is the...
  10. We all know that life is full of ups and downs. But why do some people seem to get through the down periods more easily than other people do? Is this a trait they were born with? Is there a way to learn to be more like them? The good news is th...
  11. Self-care has become a band-aid to fix a gaping stab wound. And by gaping stab wound, I mean the work environments we are forced to endure every shift as nurses. The system is broken. We are not broken So why is self-care thrown out as the a...
  12. Since the spread of this Corona Virus and new protocols, lockdowns, school closures, etc, The ICU where I work has had a weird vibe. Then we got our first Covid-19 patient. All of the sudden, behavior has been concerning. People refusing to care for ...
  13. Although the profession of nursing may not be glamorous, it holds great pay-offs. In general, society looks up to and respects nurses. There are many qualities most nurses possess that make them popular and attractive to be around. The fabric of nurs...
  14. 6 Tips For Lowering Stress

    Stress. We all have it. So, how can we deal with stress better in order to perform optimally? Read on to discover how you can more effectively manage and reduce your stress levels starting today. We are hard-wired to react to stress in a stron...
  15. Don't Give Away All of Your Apples

    As a child, my favorite book was "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein, a story about a tree and a boy. I was touched by the relationship that the tree and the boy had. I admired the tree’s generosity as she selflessly gave the boy everything so that...
  16. Before Ashley could begin to regroup, she glanced down the hallway towards the elevators. Stepping off the elevator was George's elderly wife, Elaine. George and Elaine had been married 46 years. Ashley felt trapped and panicky. She was the nurs...
  17. Nursing Observations as a Self-Care Tool

    In nursing school, we are taught the importance of observations. It is the start of our decision-making process, and all we do flows from there. Thorough observations are the core of our nursing assessments. We become nurses and, as time passes, we g...
  18. The Well-Being of Nurses Everywhere Over the last several years, nurses have come together and battled more than most other professions. We've stared COVID-19 in the face while helping our patients fight off other illnesses like the flu and RSV. ...
  19. Hopefully, many of us will never know what it’s like to lose someone to suicide. However, for those who sadly are living with it, we feel compassion and acknowledge their grief and loss. On November 19th, we dedicate the day to those who have lost lo...
  20. Betsy Appleton

    Self Care is Not Selfish

    Many people, myself included, have found it disconcerting to think of putting care for oneself before others. Believe me, I know about this on a very personal level. Nurses are dedicated to helping others, oftentimes at the expense of their own healt...
  21. It has become abundantly clear that our health care system is not optimal. This was the case before COVID and has only become more clear since. Nurses, you choose this career path because you deeply care and have a true desire to heal others. If...
  22. Tiny Tips for Daily Care of Nurses

    Nurses are notorious for taking care of others and neglecting themselves. We are not only nurses but also mothers, sisters, partners, grandmothers, aunts, friends, psychiatrists, and neighbors ... did I leave anyone out? At the end of the day, we're...
  23. As nurses, we tend to naturally be caretakers, not just of our patients, but sometimes also of our family, friends, and maybe even of our church members or neighbors as well. While it's common for people to seek out nurses for help, sometimes we hav...