Wellness

Eating better to help manage chronic stress

Like many nurses, you may experience stress frequently, both on and off the job. Chronic stress can alter your equilibrium (homeostasis), activating physiologic reactive...

Tired of caring? You may have compassion fatigue

Do you have trouble remembering what drew you to nursing? Do you take alternative paths through the unit to avoid running into a patient’s...

An algorithm to help you manage your stress

Nurses face tremendous stress in their daily practice. Various environmental and personal factors can exacerbate or mitigate stress. High stress levels impair cognitive and...

How to love and care for yourself unconditionally

Are you able to relax, have fun, and enjoy the simple pleasures of life? Or do you: have trouble falling or staying asleep? smoke,...

From our readers: The art of self-disclosure

One aspect of the "art" of nursing is appropriate self-disclosure. Nurses and other healthcare providers often have an opportunity to share information about their...

Unpacking the pounds that weigh you down

How long have you dreamed of losing weight and keeping it off—of what it would feel like to be healthier and have more energy...

Mindfulness program benefits early-stage breast cancer survivors

A mindfulness-based stress reduction program significantly improved physiological and psychological outcomes among early-stage breast cancer survivors according to a study in Western Journal of...

Simple steps to improve your retirement readiness

PERHAPS, like many nurses, you’ve become quite business savvy over the past few years. Increasing numbers of nurses are responsible for creating unit budgets, forecasting expenses,...

From our readers…How focusing on spiritual needs benefits the nurse

There is no question that in the complex and fast-paced world of healthcare, high levels of stress and tension are just part of the...

Who are you?

You probably have many labels—nurse, wife, mother, sister, aunt (or husband, son, father, brother, uncle), neighbor, or volunteer, for instance. But who are you—really?...

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