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Valerie Tiu
What kinds of things do people do for vacations to relax? Does anyone find it difficult to relax on vacations? Sometimes when I go on vacations, I worry about my unit hoping that they are staffed well or that they don't have patients that ...
Valerie Tiu Feb '17
It is very difficult sometimes to leave work at work espically when we are caring for patients 24/7. One thing I have ...
Hi Valerie,

​You're concern for your workplace, your patients, and your peers are a sincere sign of your ...
Thanks all, great thoughts. My resolution this year is to be more selfish, but it is very hard! I always tell my ...
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN)
Way to go Toni! I am always inspired and motivated when I see your yoga and cycling adventures with your friends! ...
Thanks Heidi Rye, BSN, RN ‍!   More indoor yoga and cycling on the way!!
You are awesome Toni L Scott‍!!
Valerie Tiu
I used to work on a med/surg floor that took care of a lot of older patients who may not have had a lot of family nor did they have a large support system. These patients would end up staying in our care for months or maybe years. We had a ...
Valerie Tiu Jun '17
This can be so hard as so many patients occupy a special place in our hearts even as we maintain good professional ...
Ellen Martin ‍ I am glad the EAP program was helpful to you. 

Valerie Tiu ‍ The Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing ...
Ellen Martin ‍ I will have to check with the hospital to see if we have something like that. I'm glad it helped you. ...
SUZANN
First day:: 1.   I am thankful for my family  husband, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren.
                 2.   I am grateful for my faith in God and how it grows daily.
                 3.   I am grateful for sunrises and new days with new ...
SUZANN 8d
SUZANN ‍ These are beautiful gratitudes! Make sure to post them in the challenge message boards! 
Your Gratitude ...
Thank you for sharing, Suzann, My gratefulness is exactly like yours minus the grandkids and daughters. 
My ...
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN)
What are three things you are thankful for today? Today's Get Your Gratitude challenge tip asks us to take note of three things we are thankful for in our lives. Parcel a time in your day to try to do this daily. Read more here .
MHiggy MHiggy Nov '18
Today I am thankful for my job - I love where I work and leave every day feeling that I was able to give something back to ...
RickRN RickRN Nov '18
I am THANKFUL for my health, my family, my ability to still help people in need
Today I am thankful for my loving and supportive family, my health, and a safe & warm house to live in.
Thinking about ...
ChristiM
What works for you for relieving stress?   I find that I am getting stressed out faster than I usually do lately. Things that hadn't really bothered me before, are starting to really eat at me. I have been trying to find time to take just to ...
ChristiM 12d
Hi ChristiM ‍ I just did a challenge for a couple of weeks about incorporating mindful pauses into your day. It ...
Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN ‍ Thank you so much for so many great ideas! I already tried the hand exercise and really like ...
ChristiM
Did you see the  blog post about the selfie contest put on by NYP/WEILL CORNELL Healthy Nurse Sub Committee? The top three are in the post and are great! One nurse did a picture of her in her mask at work, then a face mask at home - I love it! If ...
ChristiM Jul '20
Meltom01
Are there any online gratitude journals that you know of?
Meltom01 May '20
ChristiM ChristiM May '20
Meltom01 ‍ I haven't tried it, but I've heard great things about an app call Presently: A Gratitude Journal. I have a ...
ChristiM ChristiM Jul '20
Meltom01 ‍ Did you find a gratitude journal you like?
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Please share your ideas in this chat.  My husband and I have been attending online church, hosted 2 virtual baby showers, Zoomed with family at Easter, and visit on people's front yard keeping about 10 feet apart.  What are you doing?  ...
I have been doing  the same as Holly. I have Two college graduations this week that are virtual and celebrating ...
ChristiM ChristiM Jun '20
I have been a lot better about calling my family to check in since the social Distancing started. I've also been ...
DWhiteside
I used to do a guided meditation every night before bed. I have gotten away from that. I purchased a spoonk mat and love it! It is like acupressure. When I lay on that and turn on the guided meditation, I will often times fall asleep. It is ...
DWhiteside May '20
ChristiM ChristiM May '20
DWhiteside ‍ I started with Headspace. You can get a free year membership with Headspace through HNHN. Use  this ...
DWhiteside DWhiteside May '20
Cool, I will check out headspace. Yes the spoonk is awesome. I first saw it on Dr. Oz about 10 years ago. I just got a ...
DWhiteside ‍  Consider joining our Meditate and Recalibrate Challenge , starting June 8!

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  • Making It Easier For Nurses To Care For Patients
    Making It Easier For Nurses To Care For Patients
    Reprinted with permission from Morrison Healthcare, an operating division of Compass One Healthcare.  See the original blog here . Making a difference in patients’ lives often starts with working closely with a hospital’s nursing staff. Morrison Executive Chef Marcelo Rubio and Kenneth Lim, a patient dining associate, were recently recognized ... more
  • Mindfulness Practices For Stress And Anxiety With COVID-19
    Mindfulness Practices For Stress And Anxiety With COVID-19
    By Julia Sarazine Have you experienced increased irritability, felt overwhelmed and exhausted or had difficulty falling asleep in the last month? These are all symptoms of burnout are more common currently among health care professionals due to the increased stress and anxiety from the COVID-19 pandemic as documented in an Italian study (Barello, ... more
  • Conquering Stress In Difficult Times
    Conquering Stress In Difficult Times
    By Brenda L. Lyon The article was derived from the newly released book HAVEN’T YOU SUFFERED ENOUGH? Clinically Proven Strategies to Conquer Stress by Dr. Brenda Lyon, PhD, CNS, RN.   Dr. Lyon’s message is grounded in validated theory, research and her over thirty-year study of stress. We’ve  been experiencing very difficult times in the last four ... more
  • How  Nurses Can Use The COVID-19 Pandemic To Organize Their Finances
    How Nurses Can Use The COVID-19 Pandemic To Organize Their Finances
    By Lauren Mochizuki We are living in a very dynamic world right now.  While certain things are out of our control, there are still many things within our  control.  I have previously written about what nurses can do to  emergency-proof their finances.  The process of ensuring a financially  secure future can take several years.  In the meantime, we ... more
  • How Can Nurses Emergency-proof Their Finances?
    How Can Nurses Emergency-proof Their Finances?
    By Lauren Mochizuki Many nurses are currently experiencing a collective financial crisis.  Full-time and part-time nurses are being flexed home or laid-off and furloughed, while some per diems are receiving fewer hours. Many medical facilities are encountering a low census, primary care offices and medical clinics have been temporarily closed, ... more

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