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Being the nurse in the family

Define your role when a family member is ill, and then apply that experience in your practice. Takeaways: Most nurses experience being the “nurse in the family” when a loved one is ill, which can...

Acupressure improves QOL in nurses with chronic back pain

A study published in Applied Nursing Science details how acupressure may help nurses who experience chronic back pain. Nurses face extreme working environments on a daily basis, frequently working 12-hours shifts. These extreme conditions can...

The HealthyNurse® Leader

Nursing leaders—including managers, directors, and executives—are dedicated to advancing nursing excellence and inspiring and empowering teams. They must analyze nursing knowledge and practice environments, and strategize to ensure that safe, evidence-based nursing care is...

Nurse fatigue: Short on sleep, short on safety

Shift work, organizational barriers, and nurse preferences continue to challenge nurse wellness. Takeaways: Shift work—including long shifts, rotating shifts, double shifts, evening and night shifts—has the potential to cause health and safety risks for nurses...

Beat the winter blues

You and your patients may be suffering the ill effects of cold winter weather. Take steps to keep yourself happy and healthy…and share them with  your patients: Exercise regularly to release endorphins and improve...
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Mindful Appreciation

Tip 6 of 6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today In this last exercise, all you have to do is notice 5 things in your day that usually go unappreciated. These things can be objects or...
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Mindful Immersion

Tip 5 of 6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today The intention of this exercise is to cultivate contentment in the moment and escape the persistent striving we find ourselves caught up in on a...
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Mindful Listening

Tip 4 of 6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today This exercise is designed to open your ears to sound in a non-judgmental way, and indeed to train your mind to be less swayed by...
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Mindful Awareness

Tip 3 of 6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today This exercise is designed to cultivate a heightened awareness and appreciation of simple daily tasks and the results they achieve. Think of something that happens every...
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Mindful Observation

Tip 2 of 6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today This exercise is simple but incredibly powerful because it helps you notice and appreciate seemingly simple elements of your environment in a more profound way. The...
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Mindful Breathing

Tip 1 of 6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today This exercise can be done standing up or sitting down, and pretty much anywhere at any time. If you can sit down in the meditation...

Maintain weight loss successfully – based on a 20 year national study

Body weight is a key factor to protect us from chronic disease. Although obese people can lose weight through healthy diet, exercise programs, medicine, and surgery, more than 75% of them regain weight after...
Maintain Weight Loss

How to maintain weight loss successfully

Suggestions based on a 20-year national study. Body weight is a key factor to protect us from chronic disease. Although obese people can lose weight through healthy diet, exercise programs, medicine, and surgery, more than...