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How one nurse never stops striving for better health. Valerie Morrison, DBA, MSA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, is Director of Student Health Services at University of North Florida.

Nursing educator changes her lifestyle after open-heart surgery. Sandra Scott, PhD, DNP, MSN/Ed, RN, is an adjunct professor at Herzing University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


 

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#healthynurse Spotlight 13

The #healthynurse Spotlight is a shout out to nurses who are making changes in their lives to improve their health and wellness. You can too! Read their stories for inspiration here.

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Useful advice for destressing !1 My job is also very stressful but I intend to use aromatherapy and yoga to destress!!?

Comraderrie and competition always help encourage me to work/workout a little harder. I find having health challenges at work to be so beneficial, especially because it seems like that's where you spend most of your time. So to have your own heath on your mind, helps to keep you on track.

Just a note to thank Wanda for the reminder to take care and moments and that nothing comes overnight.  You said it so nicely and I agree with ChristM beautiful quilts.

 

I love that Karen knows what helps with her with sleep quality and keeps up with it! I need to find something that works for me too!

Thank you for the motivation Wanda! Gorgeous quilts!!