Monthly Archives: August 2016

Post-GRAD … um … depression?

Whether you’ve been in school for two years or three, or six like me, school has played a HUGE, monumentous, gigantor role in your life for that amount of time. Even if we had the joy of a long break … Continue reading

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Are you a vending machine sinner?

Every day, all of us make choices about how to satisfy our need for food. Unfortunately for many of us in nursing, and despite the fact that we’re often called upon to counsel others about their poor eating habits, vending … Continue reading

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Quick tricks to take you from a bad to a good mood

When was the last time you took inventory of your recurring thoughts? Studies have shown that freeing your mind of negativity is one immediate way of reducing stress that can have lasting effects on your health and mental well-being. Whether … Continue reading

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Compassion fatigue checklist

As a nurse, you witness the fear, pain and suffering of others every day. But when you get too immersed in the lives and trials of your patients, you can become a victim of “compassion fatigue.” Use the checklist below … Continue reading

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Taking it to work – snack and meal ideas

Here are tips from your fellow nurses for perfectly packable snacks and meals that are guaranteed to power you through your shift! SNACK TIME Three best mid-morning snacks WAKE-UP TIME 15 energy boosting snacks for nurses on-the-go CONTINUE READING AT scrubsmag … Continue reading

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Why nurses smoke

Nurses…of all people…unfortunately trend trend toward being unhealthy. In my original post Top 5 Reasons (Excuses) Why Nurses Are ‘Unhealthy’, here are the top 5 reasons I hear from other nurses as to why they aren’t more healthy: I don’t … Continue reading

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Five skin health tips for nurses

Long hours, dry hospital air and a job that is often emotionally intense can all wreak havoc on your appearance over time. Your skin may start to show stress that makes you look and feel less than your best. Here … Continue reading

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