Category Archive: From the school of hard knocks

May
31

What have you said “no” to today without feeling guilty?

Sometimes our fear of conflict and “letting others down” keep us from saying “no”, so we continue to take on more than we can handle. The practice of self-care requires that we sometimes disappoint people. The reality is that they’ll get over it and we will will have been successful at protecting our limits. When we overgive, we …

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Apr
10

reverse the spiral

Nursing can be both rewarding and stressful.  Understaffed and overworked units can result in a nurse feeling loads more stress than reward.    Are you looking for ways to reverse this spiral? Here are a few suggestions to think about: Lead by example and be a role model. Take time to compliment your colleagues. Smile …

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