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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 
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@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.
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Preventive screenings such as #PAPsmears, #mammograms, bone density scans, and cholesterol checks are the most effective ways to recognize early changes in your body and get early treatment, if needed. Schedule your appointment ...
Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN
As we move into April, I am literally counting down the days to my flight to the UK. Nearly 3 years has gone by since I last visited. Instead we have been coming together sort of like the Brady Bunch TV show intro via Zoom for family ...
ChristiM ChristiM Apr '22

I have definitely learned to appreciate being able to go out in public much more. After having my first child, it was ...

Hello,  I am a nursing student in my last semester of school! I am coming up on graduation and stress from taking my NCLEX, starting work etc. I have struggled through school with balancing school and being a mom. I have a two year old now ...
Kassy Mar '22
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '22

@Kassy Definitely give yourself grace! Remember that YOU don't have to do everything. When you need it, ask for ...

Lorena_06 Lorena_06 Mar '22

Kassy, I am also a nursing student and I currently struggle with finding time to exercise or even eat healthy. I ...

RMalove RMalove May '22

It doesn't get easier, so you have to let go of the idea of doing everything perfectly. As a parent, there will be days ...

Bev Nerenberg
If you haven't tried Tapping yet, I can't recommend it enough. This technique is life-changing! The upcoming 14th Annual Tapping World Summit starts on Monday, Feb. 28th - this is your last chance to register and discover how to use EFT ...
Bev Nerenberg Feb '22

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Quality of Life Blogs

How Employers Can Help Keep Nurses Healthy 41

When employers provide the right tools, employees can create and foster healthy habits both at work and at home. Whether an on-site fitness center, weight loss plan reimbursement, or free cancer screenings, wellness perks all contribute to the health and longevity of staff members. Take a peek at what hospitals and other employers nationwide are ...

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Quality of Life 06/05/2017
Women’s Health Update 42

  Despite working in health care and advising patients to get routine screenings and check-ups, 25 percent of nurses are not staying on top of their own health screenings, according to the American Nurses Association’s 2016 Health Risk Appraisal. R easons for this include feeling overwhelmed, putting the care of patients and family members before ...

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Quality of Life 06/05/2017
Men’s Health Update 43

Not sure when men need to get what checked out? Use this blog and its resources to help stay up to date on men's preventative care.

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Quality of Life 06/05/2017
The Beginner’s Guide To Meditation 110

Sixty-three percent (63%) of nurses consider workplace stress to be the biggest workplace hazard according to our 2021 HealthyNurse Survey. Pick up some tips from this blog to learn how to start using meditation as a way to  combat stress .

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Quality of Life 07/07/2017
Self-Care For The Caregiver 147

Nurses often have to simultaneously care for others both at work and at home, leaving ourselves strapped for time or attention to attend to our own needs. Angela Newton, a nurse at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, offers  some really good tips  on how to cope with the stresses that come when you are constantly focused on anyone, but ...

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Quality of Life 07/10/2017