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When Nurses Need to Carry On
How do nurses continue on in the face of fear? When you next face fear, here’s three approaches you can consider using to carry on.
Side by Side: for family caregivers
A poetic tribute to family caregivers for National Family Caregivers Month, November 2021
How much time in nature is enough?
Nature may soothe you, reduce stress, and increase your well-being. But how quickly? Learn how much time in nature it takes to increase your well-being.
How can busy people reduce stress?
Are you too busy for stress management? In a busy life, often only the most urgent and most important things get done. Get motivated and move stress management up on your to-do list. Learn what problems reducing stress solves, and where to find quick and easy solutions.
In a stressful situation, especially a never-ending stressful situation, try to retreat and regroup. Soothe yourself and return to reality with more resilience to stay centered instead of stressed.
Escape stress cycles with three M’s
Here are three powerful ways out of stress cycles when you are spinning with hypothetical “what if” scenarios, worries, and concerns.
Giving back to Nature
Nature heals, soothes, and nurtures us. With gratitude, how can we do enough for the environment that needs so much? Every now and then I am inspired by poems and spiritual writings; today I found an answer to this question that I’ve been asking for some time now.
Am I stressed?
The signs and symptoms may surprise you. Learn how stress shows up and use that information to prevent future problems by managing your stress effectively.
Walking In and Out of Grief
Walking a labyrinth may sooth your grief. Here’s how.
Nurses: When sleep eludes you
Effective stress management interventions help nurses to cool down after a challenging shift. You’ll sleep better after a cool-down experience!
Soothe Yourself with a Blink of your Eyes
No matter if your screen is on a laptop, mobile phone, or tablet, your eyes likely need a stress break and so do you. Here’s how, and what’s in it for you.
Nursing in stressful work environments
Health care needs to change. It’s time to improve work environments for nurses and ultimately improve the patient experience. A systems approach to reduce burnout and unnecessary systems challenges can result in greater well-being, engagement, safety, and career satisfaction.
Daily Deliveries of Stress Relief
How to set up daily reminders with stress management interventions that make you feel "ahhh!"
Home alone for Valentine’s Day?
In a long line of ‘not the same’ experiences in 2020/2021, here comes Valentine’s Day. What to do? Frankly, Valentine’s Day isn’t the easiest of holidays for many. Can we reframe this as a self-love day? Sure!
Reduce Stress with Vacation Hobbies
If vacations are your only answer to manage stress, read this blog. Find out what counts as a vacation hobby, what are the benefits, and how stress is reduced. Gain lots of fun ideas!
Growing Nature’s Peace, in a Pandemic
If you postpone dealing with stress, it drains your energy leaving you on empty. But practicing effective stress management can make the difference between feeling exhausted and energized.
Alone at Home for the Holidays
Stuck at home for the December holidays? Be kind to yourself. Here’s 25 more things to do during your personal spa day at home, for body, mind and spirit.
Can’t Travel? Relax!
In the 2020 Year of Stress you know you need a break to rejuvenate and revitalize. Can we agree that things are NOT THE SAME during the pandemic, and that goes for vacations too? I’ll review and rate four different ways to take time out to rest and rejuvenate.
Thanksgiving Spa Day, at Home
Are you stuck at home this Thanksgiving? Be kind to yourself. With twenty five at-home-spa ideas, make it a day to remember! Blog #12 in the Soothing Series: Gentle ways to regain your composure and find some inner peace
Fall Back to find what’s missing
Caregivers, have your days been filled with coping with one urgent issue after another? Fall back for a moment to find what’s missing from your day to day experiences. Now’s the time to retrieve what isn’t urgent, but still of great importance to you.
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