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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...

Self-Care Tips for Nurses From Nurses

In order for nurses to stay healthy, they need to attend to their own needs with as much care as they offer their patients. However, that can be challenging. Here are some examples of self-care tips for nurses recommended by other nurses...
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The mindful nurse

Mindfulness is an increasingly common topic in both popular and professional literature. In clinical populations, evidence suggests mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) can reduce symptoms linked to various conditions, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and depression. Among...
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When a nurse returns to work after substance abuse treatment

center {display:none;} A substance use disorder (SUD) that impairs a nurse’s ability to practice poses a safety risk. So it’s reasonable to ask: What are adequate safeguards to put in place when a team member...

Exercise your right to be fit!

Nearly all of us—especially nurses—know exercise is good for our physical and mental health. But incorporating it into our busy lives can be a challenge. The only types of exercise some nurses have time...