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  1. It’s November 8th and the holiday season is officially here. According to Travel and Leisure magazine, with COVID-19 lockdowns, travel bans, and restrictions now in the rearview mirror, 69% of Americans will be traveling to visit family this year for...
  2. Lee Anne Blevins Zajac

    How Mindfulness Can Make Your Shift Go More Smoothly

    It’s three o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon working in a rural hospital in the autumn of 2010. I’m a new nurse, barely six months under my belt working on a medical/surgical floor and I’ve just returned from the chapel room just off the hall of my un...
  3. Long shifts, heavy patient loads, and a relentless pace are common recipes for both mental and physical fatigue in nursing. In an effort to cope with increasing demands in the workplace, it is tempting to turn to unhealthy habits. These ways of copin...
  4. Anyone else ever deal with a case of the Sunday Scaries? ? The intense overwhelm that consumes you before taking on a new week. The fear of the unknown. The dread of the weekend yet again nearing an end. We’ve all been there and I think we as n...
  5. Not every holiday season is a Norman Rockwell painting. The holidays are NOT an exciting time of year for many, many people. To make it worse, people are supposed to be happy; so, folks feel they cannot reveal their true emotions. People walk around...
  6. I am ready to leave the nursing profession after 6 years. I have a bachelor's degree in biology and got my associate's in nursing. In high school, I decided that I wanted a career in nursing. By the time I entered college, I decided I wanted to becom...
  7. Liz George PHN

    Hey Nurses, How are You Doing?

    How We Can Use the Nursing Process to Help Ourselves Survive (and Thrive?) in these Tumultuous Times As a working nurse, I know I don’t need to go into the details of what’s happening for nurses right now. For nearly every nurse the past few yea...
  8. Mental RX for Nurses

    Nursing is a demanding, stressful profession and one that is not relatable unless a person has experience in the field. The work can be sad and draining. The cultural environment of a hospital breeds negativity and complaints. The COVID pandemic has...
  9. 0400 am. I suddenly woke up fearing, that I didn’t hear an alarm…With great relief, I try to fall asleep… 0415 am. “I am glad that I still have time to sleep,” I said to myself, trying to enjoy sweet short minutes before getting up to work at 0500 am...
  10. I've been really busy since I quit nursing in July. I also have lost 7 lbs and didn't even realize it until yesterday when I weighed myself for the first time in a while. I've been doing lots of physical stuff, but I always am pretty active. Doe...
  11. In other words, as nurses, we see the terrible effects of disease on the human body and the human spirit. And sometimes it's easy to slip into focusing only on the negative. But if you do that, then you're at risk of becoming bitter and resentful and...
  12. WHY WE STRESS: I think that there's been enough written in nursing about the positive and negative ways that we can deal with stress. And I've probably practiced all of them, the good AND the bad. Basically, mostly what we're told is that we...
  13. Your mental health and weightlifting

    YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AND WEIGHTLIFTINGMadonna just turned 60. But guess what? She might be happy too! A new meta-analysis of 33 clinical trials with 1877 subjects showed that weight training was beneficial in helping to reduce depression. Known as resi...
  14. Ameritech

    4 Easy Ways To Stay Healthy

    The American Nurses Association says 2017 is the "Year of the Healthy Nurse." The association defines a healthy nurse as "one who actively focuses on creating and maintaining a balance and synergy of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiri...
  15. The alarm jolts you awake as it does every morning after yet another restless, short night's sleep, throwing your systems into fight-or-flight mode as you groan inwardly: "Oh, lord....not again". Your mind fills with dread in anticipation of yet anot...
  16. The ebb and flow of life bring moments of peace and contentment. Occasionally, stress and anxiety are a normal part of life, especially when faced with change, challenge and difficult decisions. Everyday events, children going to school, job promot...
  17. Working in the health sector can be so demanding and as such very stressful in this 21st century. No matter the category (Doctor, nurse, lab technician, etc.) in which you find yourself, you will most likely sail through some moments to forget. It is...
  18. What's Burnout?

    A silly question. Right?As nurses we all can easily answer that one. I mean, come on. We've heard that word burnout so many times in our careers it seems to have lost its meaning. But seriously. Take a moment and write down how you define burnout. Di...
  19. 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 all the diets in the world are not going to help o...
  20. Nurses understand stress. From the time your feet leave the comfort of your home until you head back at the end of your shift, you can experience a smorgasbord of stressful situations. You might practice mindfulness, yoga, pilates, or even have an ac...
  21. Try A Healthy Dose of Smiling

    Let’s face it, we work in a profession where we are frequently under a lot of stress. Stress has been linked to a number of health problems, such as obesity, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease along with other illnesses. We deal wit...
  22. The Grinch of allnurses.com

    Okay, not to be a Grinch, but really Christmas has become just so ridiculous. We all want this season to be happy with family get togethers, joy, peace and harmony. However, there are certain expectations of us too that we might not always be able to...
  23. As I have progressed in my career as a nurse I discovered a passion. Stress management. Stress management touches all aspects of our lives with increasing urgency. As we move forward each day we are expected to manage more, accept more, think more, a...
  24. jadelpn

    Laughter

    The first thoughts in the mind of a number of nurses is "I don't even have time for a bathroom or meal break.....this is not funny and I find no reason to laugh". Or even more serious "I work with dying people, people who are not hopeful, it is inapp...
  25. 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 "fresh." To me, I find it hard to believe that May 31st kicks off my 8th year as a regist...