Wellness

From our readers…Talking to patients about a “weighty” issue: Are you ready?

As the prevalence of obesity in the United States continues to rise, no doubt more of your patients are having weight issues that complicate...

Use it or lose it: Physical fitness for nurses

Chronic lifestyle-related diseases account for most deaths today, with cardiovascular disease the leading cause of all deaths. As you know, a sedentary life­style contributes...

Breath at the belly

Mindfulness training can help nurses, patients, and loved ones cope with loss, grief, and suffering.

Tap your way to fast relief

Can symptomatic relief from fear, stress, anxiety, and a laundry list of other ailments really be at your fingertips? The many people who use...

From our readers…The secrets of self-nurturing

The foremost Secret to nurturing yourself is to practice caring for yourself. This article focuses on self-nurturing techniques for the body and mind. The...

Walking the labyrinth: An exercise in self-healing

Does your job have you running around in circles? Are you super-stressed out, but too jittery to ease your tension with a sitting meditation?...

Examining nurse comfort eating

Many years ago I found myself standing in the frozen food section flirting with the prospect of buying a mouth-watering strawberry cheesecake. I rationalized...

From our readers…One nurse’s journey through grief: Loss of a Fort Hood family member

Special reports were on practically every news station during the afternoon of November 5th 2009; a shooting had taken place at the Fort Hood...

Caregiving for a family member can be difficult

Nursing is my passion. I began to work as a professional caregiver 35 years ago. If I had to make a career choice today,...

Make fitness fit into your daily routine

You know exercise should be part of your daily routine. But who has the time or the energy? After all, you can hardly find...

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