Category Archives: Personal

Enjoy More and Stress Less this Holiday with One Powerful Strategy

Guest Author: Melissa H. Wolak I’m very excited to welcome my colleague Melissa H. Wolak, MS, CCC-SLP as a guest author this month!  Ms. Wolak is a Transformation Coach, Speaker, and Speech-Language Pathologist in Boulder, Colorado. To read her latest “brain changer” posts and find out more about Melissa, check out

A Positive Attitude: Get Ready for the Holiday Season

  Wow! It’s the end of the year already! And of course, that means we are entering the holiday season with all of the excitement that comes with it. The holiday season also means a lot of work — planning, organizing, shopping, cooking, traveling, socializing — it can be overwhelming,

How to Choose a Theory for Nursing Practice

All undergraduate nursing students take a nursing theory/nursing philosophy course. Masters and doctoral students take advanced courses in theory. What’s the point? To use theory for nursing practice, of course! Many students wonder about the purpose of nursing theory — and just theory in general. Is it just an academic

How to Figure Out Your Personal Philosophy of Nursing

One of the most common assignments in nursing school is to help students articulate their personal values and beliefs about their nursing career — in other words, writing a personal philosophy of nursing. In this post, I’ll give you some tips to help you consider how to uncover your true

Career Advice: Making the Decision to Get an Advanced Degree in Nursing

Wow, it’s August already! Of course, that means we’re nearing the end of summer (in the Northern Hemisphere) and getting ready to go back to school. Nursing students may have taken the summer off, but many take classes through the shortened summer semester or summer quarter sessions.  For many nurses,

Sleep: Life’s Rejuvenator

Guest Author: Debra A. Wolff I’m very excited to welcome my colleague Debra A. Wolff, DNS, PCNP, RN as a guest author for the last post of the month.   Dr. Wolff is the president/chief executive officer of NURSES-Ready for the Next Step, a business to help prepare nurses for

Sitting is the New Smoking? Health Benefits of Standing vs. Sitting

“Sitting disease” is a (non-medical) term given to the long-term effects of sitting too long and a sedentary lifestyle, in general. Recently studies have been published about the health effects of desk jobs – that is, any job for which the employee sits for most or all of the day.

Practice Mindfulness for Personal Wellness

This month’s blog theme is personal health and wellness and this post is about being present in the moment — whether you are sharing that moment with family or friends or having some time to yourself — being mindful of the moments of our lives leads to greater satisfaction and greater

Expert Advice: Take Time Off to Reconnect and Rejuvenate!

This post is publishing on July 4th — so Happy Fourth of July to readers in the US! It’s July and it’s the middle of summer is here in the US and many parts of the Northern Hemisphere; it’s the middle of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Whatever the season where

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