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Lacy Phillips
I am making a promise to myself that as I start my career and enter into the busy schedule, I will set aside time for my friends and family. I promise to keep enjoying life outside of the hospital by visiting friends, traveling, and ...

@Lacy Phillips Great commitment Lacy! Making sure you take good care of yourself is the best thing you can do!

There are many times that I do not want to do my skin care. Sometimes I am just really tired and just want to go to sleep. However, I want to commit to completing my skin care routine every night before I go to sleep. I always feel more put ...

@catloyd3 I agree! Even when I'm exhausted, I do end up feeling better knowing I'm taking care of my skin! (I do have a ...

Olivia Whitfill
I am committing to spending at least two afternoons or evenings a week with people outside of the school or work environment. As an extrovert I find rest by being around friends that support and encourage me. 
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Kyri Miller lost 100 pounds over several years with improved nutrition, kayaking, strength training, and goal setting.  Read her story here .  Could you be our next spotlight? Tell us about your wellness journey.
ChristiM ChristiM Dec '22

@Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN I love her story!! She lost so much weight and I love the quote in the beginning of the ...

Good evening,  I invite you all to follow @wholefirst on Instagram. We are trying to recapture your joy and purpose through cultivating a culture of well-being. Encouraging you to be “Whole First” before caring for others. This page ...
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
How do you prevent implicit bias from affecting your work?  Need to know more about this topic?  We just posted this blog:   Navigating Implicit Bias as a Nurse if you want to learn to recognize and deal with personal bias when it happens.
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Check out our latest blog on how nurses can engage men in accessing preventive care.  Are the men in your life keeping up to date on healthcare appointments and screenings?  Any tips you'd like to share?
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Hey there, healthy nurses!  Check out our latest blog The Power of Camaraderie: How Socialization Strengthens Nurse Well-Being .  How do you prioritize your relationships and connecting with others? We’d love to hear. Share with us ...

I go out to lunch with co-workers and one of my daughters at least once a week.  I really enjoy the food and ...

ChristiM ChristiM Oct '22

@Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN

My husband and I make sure to prioritize our time together. We try to get out, just us, for ...

Hello, I am excited to share that I have begun an Instagram account titled @Wholefirst centered on helping health care workers recapture your joy and purpose through cultivating a culture of well-being. I encourage you to be Whole ...
ChristiM ChristiM Aug '22

@ilivelife_likethis I love your tagline of being Whole First! Make sure to check out the 
Protect Your Peace of ...

@ChristiM Thank you! I have not only joined the challenge but am also sharing it on my @Wholefirst Instagram ...

Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Hey there healthy nurses!  Does anyone's employer offer resources for weight management?  I have often seen on-site weight loss programs like WW, but that's about it.

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Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 03/14/2023
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By Cody Stubbe, MSN, RN Cody Stubbe, RN, MSN, is a nursing instructor in Omaha, Nebraska, the co-leader of PCRM's Nurses Nutrition Network , a member of ACLM , the co-director of So Many Cooks in the Kitchen and So Many Kids in the Kitchen , a Food for Life Instructor , and is the president of Wholistcdish LLC.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 02/10/2023
Navigating Implicit Bias As A Nurse 4288

As a nurse, you help others heal and stay healthy. But what if you realized your upbringing and life experiences might be causing you to treat some patients and coworkers differently? That kind of bias, called implicit or unconscious bias, is something that every nurse and every human being lives with — you may not even be aware of it. But it can impact the ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 11/30/2022
How Nurses Can Engage Men In Preventive Care 4270

Men and women tend to take very different approaches to their health care. Women generally seek routine care for gynecology issues and childbearing. On the other hand, most men don’t typically have a pressing need for regular health care once they leave the pediatrician. But self-awareness and preventive action are essential in detecting many ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Quality of Life 10/17/2022