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  1. Stress and Work Guilt

    So I have a history of severe, anxiety, depression, and some OCD. I got off my meds a few months back and as expected had some issues but thought I was doing okay for the most part. I've been doing a pretty crappy job of taking care of myself recentl...
  2. Mindfulness At Work

    There has always been an expectation for a nurse to become good at multitasking to be proficient and productive. But science has proven our brains are not designed to focus on more than one thing at a time, and doing so is at the expense of the very ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Stressed? Just Breathe

    Several years ago, I was working as a bedside nurse in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I had just had an uncomfortable and confrontational conversation with my patient's mother. She was rightfully upset about aspects of her baby's care that were outs...
  5. 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...
  6. traumaRUs

    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Davey Do

    Dealing with Stress at Work

    There have been several threads and articles on this subject and I'd like this thread to be an interactive one on methods we've employed that have worked for us!
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. I'm scheduled as a medication aide and I am falling apart, literally. This not eating thing for more than half of my shifts has caused mouth sores and skin peeling around my nails. I am also getting more frequent headaches. And now, I can't focus wor...
  15. We know that stress causes cortisol levels to rise which raise our blood pressure, raise our blood sugar levels, increase our lipids, etc. Blah, Blah, Blah. The point of this article is not to teach you something you already learned in pathophysiolog...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Going to work should not be dreadful. However, for many nurses, the stress, burnout, and culture can sometimes make it downright painful to get dressed and head to work. After days, weeks, months, or even years of these types of feelings, you might l...
  19. 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...
  20. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is usually associated with active and retired military members, and although they may consist of the majority of those suffering from PTSD, they're not the only group at risk. PTSD can develop after someone has e...
  21. Let It Go and Relax

    You think your stressful morning is finally over once you make it out of the house, into the vehicle, and off to work. However, as many of us know, that is usually not the case. You merge onto the road thinking all is good until you get behind anothe...
  22. According the the unwritten social contract, "each individual in a society has an underlying obligation, to the best of his ability, and before all else, to take care of his own basic needs, both immediate and for the foreseeable future, before atten...
  23. 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...
  24. Suicide On The Ward

    I remember Elaine Ngatai so well. She was one of the patients I had worked with so many times before. She was a truly unhappy woman, but we could never find out exactly why. We knew her marriage had broken up, we knew her neighbors hated her and egge...
  25. 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...