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How to make (and keep) a New Year’s resolution

More than half of all resolutions fail, but this year The New York Times offers some tips to help you identify the right resolution, create a plan on how to reach it, and successfully...

Nursing scholarships to help hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico

The outpouring of support for citizens effected by the 2017 hurricanes continues. This time, it comes in the form of scholarships for nurses enrolling in Ponce Health Sciences University accelerated bachelor in science nursing...

Reducing holiday stress

Limiting the stress that comes with the holidays requires a bit of planning. The Cleveland Clinic offers some suggestions built around the activities that can be the most anxiety-inducing: • Holiday shopping • Planning family gatherings •...

The Power of Introverts

Are you an introvert? If so, you may think you don’t have the right personality to be a nurse leader. Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts, would beg to differ...

The Difference Between Being Thankful and Being Grateful

In her article on the Odyssey website (a collection of writing from young people), Tessa Masula contemplates what it means to be thankful versus what it means to be grateful. She hits on some...

Building Your Communication Skills Part 3

Marjorie Lee North, a consultant for political candidates, physicians, and lawyers, presented these ten tips in her blog on the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education Professional Development website: 1.     Nervous is normal. Practice and...

Building Your Communication Skills – Part 2

The second installment of Marjorie Lee North’s Harvard University Division of Continuing Education Professional Development website blog, focuses on putting what you learned in her first blog into action with your colleagues and supervisors....

Building Your Communication Skills

In her Harvard University Division of Continuing Education Professional Development website blog, Marjorie Lee North, a consultant for political candidates, physicians, and lawyers, offers advice on: ·      Learning to listen ·      Knowing your audience ·      Paying attention...

Tips for long-term exercise success

Walking, swimming, cycling, jogging, skiing, aerobic dancing, or any of dozens of other activities can help your heart. They all cause you to feel warm, perspire and breathe heavily without being out of breath...

Volunteering resources

More than 1.3 billion people across the world lack access to basic healthcare services – mostly because the number of healthcare workers is not rising fast enough to accommodate the demand of a growing...

Stress-Reducing Creativity

While art therapy is its own field, you can use the benefits of art to express your creative side and drawing skills to reduce stress and get in touch with your feelings. I think...
mindful breathing exercises

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...

How to Nail Your Next Nursing Job Interview

Let’s face it. There’s no such thing as “job security” these days. With healthcare constantly shifting and organizations being bought, sold or taken over — you just don’t know if your job is going...