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Nurses are the backbone of the health system, always there to care for a stranger as if they were one of their own. Forsaking special moments with their own families to ensure that other families loved ones are being cared for. Compassion fatigue, stress, and burnout are on the rise in healthcare workers. Self care has never been so important. Elaina Mullery RN has over 20 years of clinical nursing experience as well as being trained in Mindfulness, Meditation, Hypnotherapy, and Neuro-Lingui ...
 
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Today is International Nurses Day On May 12th each year, we celebrate the contributions of Nurses around the world. In this episode, we speak with Mark Aitken of Nurse & Midwife Support. He shares with us the ways they can give help and support to those who tirelessly and selflessly care for others. Mark shares why nurses and midwives self-care is …
 
Nurses are the backbone of the health system, always there to care for a stranger as if they were one of their own. We are so used to helping other people that sometimes we forget to help ourselves. In this episode, we are joined by Beth Browning, a student in her final year of nursing school. Being the first student guesting on the show, Beth shar…
 
Most of us have some trauma response happening in our life and aren’t even aware of it. Ask yourself this, when there is something you are fearful of, are you responding from an optimistic point of view or are you responding from fear? In this episode, we are again joined by Michelle Powell as we dive into trauma response and how it shows up in our…
 
Some healthcare professionals consider Eastern medicine practices like energy healing as “woo-woo.” However I firmly believe that this type of medicine complements Western healthcare practices. In this episode, I have a deep conversation with kinesiologist Nicky Schulze about her professional and volunteer work using both Eastern and Western health…
 
As someone who recruits healthcare professionals, Kay Reynoldson knows nurses give a lot of themselves to their profession. Sometimes, nurses give so much that they burn out. In this episode I talk with Kay about her self care practice, award winning business, self care issues her clients have discussed with her and her thoughts on how to make nurs…
 
According to research, there are over 9 million gay people and 1.5 million trans people in America. However, the average healthcare professional in the US receives about 2 hours of LGBTQ+ education only. It is high time that healthcare providers understand their patients better. In this episode, we speak with Shannon Whittington, award-winning & ce…
 
Pregnancy can change women. Having a small human growing inside us can affect us physically, emotionally, and mentally. During this phase, many of us set aside self care as we adjust to our pregnancy. However, some of us manage to adjust and celebrate this new experience. In this episode, I talk with my good friend Chambrie about how her pregnancy …
 
First responders and nurses often deal with dangerous and life-threatening situations on the job. Because of this, the trauma and emotional stress that comes with their job greatly impacts their mental health which can cause burnout, depression and anxiety—to name a few. In this episode, we are once again joined by Michelle Powell as we delve into …
 
Menopause happens to all women and is just another stage in this journey of life. It is certainly a time of change for women. Emotionally, women experience a roller coaster ride when going through menopause. Although every woman experiences menopause differently, you can survive and thrive during this change and come out on the other side as a new …
 
Self-care is defined as "what people do for themselves to establish and maintain health, and to prevent and deal with illness." However, this is one skill that many nurses seem to neglect. In this episode, we get to chat with Liam Caswell, leader of High Performance Nursing, a community of nurses who seek to transform their nursing practice, workpl…
 
We all crave love and belonging. The important thing to remember though, is to strive for healthy relationships and not allow unhealthy patterns to develop in our lives. However, as adults we sometimes let all the trauma and stress of life stop us from letting people into our lives and cultivating a friendly or romantic relationship. In this episod…
 
While there is a lot of news and attention on burnout among healthcare providers, burnout among pediatric nurses has received less attention. In this episode, we are joined by Brooke and Erica of The Paediatric Nurse, a supportive place for nurses and parents caring for children with a mission to transform paediatric healthcare & nursing knowledge …
 
Medical debriefings are usually held after a significant event. Its main purpose is to review the event and discuss how staff responded and in what areas can be improved on. Debriefing is a great opportunity for nurses and medical workers to communicate and ask important questions. Cameron Tyers is a registered emergency nurse, and in this episode,…
 
Each day always brings something new to a nurse. It may be new patients, new colleagues, new cases, or even new diseases. This is why we always have a story to tell at the end of a long and tiring shift. In this episode, long-time nurse Emma Gracie shares how she collected stories from personal experiences, from fellow nurses and from patients, and…
 
People oftentimes associate holistic care practices like mindfulness, reiki, or hypnotherapy with concepts like “woo-woo,” alternative, out-of-left-field, fluffy or wishy-washy. Such a negative connotation can stop people from getting the help that they need because of the fear of being judged for doing something less mainstream. In this episode, m…
 
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.” John Lennon says it beautifully. At the end of the day, what we want as human beings is genuine connection, to be seen and heard. In this episode, we…
 
Being a nurse means learning to cope with stress. For many of us, it becomes easy to reach for a glass of wine (or two!) when we need to deal with or escape from the stress of caring and giving so much of ourselves to other people. We also have to deal with peer pressure and a society that somehow makes you feel like you’re less of a person if you …
 
When anxiety and overwhelm take over, you can feel so powerless and feel like there’s little that you can do to control your mind and body. Although anxiety does have physical and mental effects on our body and, although you can’t just will it away, there are certain tools and steps that you can take to overcome and handle anxiety. Lauren and I are…
 
Your core values are your GPS coordinates that guide you on your journey in life. Through these values, you are more aligned to get to your end goal. The better you know what your values are, the easier you can live in alignment with them. It is also through these values that one is able to traverse the challenges life throws at us with more grace …
 
Nurses have been in the frontline since the start of the pandemic. It is in our nature to give to others and put others first which is why burnout among nurses has seen a rise in numbers in the recent months. In this episode, we are joined by Clinical Emergency Nurse turned entrepreneur, Athol Hann whose mission is to prevent burnout in the healthc…
 
What do you truly want your life to look like? The pandemic has given people the space to stop and take this time to think about what it is they really want to do in life. This may not only be from a career or job perspective, but in a personal perspective as well. Maybe you’ve realised you want to spend more quality time with your family. Or maybe…
 
Are you experiencing conflict in your professional or even personal life but sweep them under the rug instead of confronting them? If you are, then it’s time that you had a Courageous Conversation with those involved. These conversations are where you speak up about what you feel and what is weighing you down. However, more often than not, we are s…
 
Are you an introvert or an extrovert or somewhere in between? Perhaps an ambivert who is someone who has a balance of both introvert and extrovert features in their personality. Ambiverts are more able to adapt to a lot of people across the personality spectrum. Having an insight into what your personality type is can help you know the right self-c…
 
In this day and age, it’s easy to attribute online “likes” as the true sign of validation. So many thoughts in our head are fed to us by society and social media. We experience a high incidence of anxiety because we become so disconnected with ourselves. We tend to value things in life that are far from our own core values. Because of this, we beco…
 
Stories and storytelling have been around for centuries since the birth of human language. Yet we can sometimes forget how powerful storytelling is as a communication tool. You can learn the most valuable lessons when you listen to others through storytelling. In this episode, we delve into how good storytelling can be used as an effective communic…
 
Being your true and authentic self means that what you say in life aligns with your actions. It is who you truly are, at your deepest core. However, internal elements of ourselves can be lost piece by piece because of a lot of external factors. They chip away slowly until you can’t recognize yourself anymore. In this episode, we delve into the impo…
 
Airline attendants always say to fit your own oxygen mask before turning to help others. It’s the same in life. You have to take care of yourself first before you are able to care for another person. We are now 6 months of being in and out of lockdown and now more than ever, we all need to take good care of ourselves. Every person copes with the st…
 
Is your fear of failure and your inner critic keeping you from pursuing your goals? One of the key ingredients for growth is being open to failure. In this episode we delve into the ‘Power of Probably’. Telling yourself “I can probably do that” instead of “I wish I could do that” changes your mindset on how to approaches things that are out of reac…
 
Society today teaches us to disregard or avoid our feelings and emotions. Because of this, our coping mechanism is to sweep these emotions under the rug. We push them down so far that they manifest into stress. Meditation and mindfulness are powerful tools that we can use to avoid overwhelm and burnout. In this episode, we deep dive into how we can…
 
“Just be yourself…” We’ve all heard this advice before, and may even have given this advice to a friend or a colleague before an important presentation. But what does it really mean to just be your authentic self and why is it important to know yourself in order to communicate better with others? In this episode we unpack what it means to just be y…
 
The culture of “Nurses eating their young” has been around in the profession for a long time. It's a topic of hot discussion in my workshops and every Nurse I have spoken to has either experienced it themselves or know someone who has. Nurses are nurturing and compassionate professionals. However, treating novice and student nurses poorly continues…
 
You’ve come across the famous saying “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” But how often have you instinctively reacted to a triggering situation? It takes work moving from past hurt and trauma. But by practicing self-awareness, you will be able to hold yourself true in those triggering moments. Being mindful of this, try t…
 
Have you ever felt stressed or anxious in a certain situation and needed a way to lessen and release the pain? The Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT Tapping is an alternative therapy to relieve stress and anxiety. This technique involves light taps in certain points on your body, particularly on the head, face, and arms while focusing on the issue…
 
Do you prioritize the important things in life, or do you just go with the flow? Many of us just take each day as it comes, and then find ourselves surprised as to where life has taken us or why we aren’t satisfied with our lives. Without clear priorities, it’s difficult to make progress toward your goals. Making the effort to know what the importa…
 
Self-care is not selfish. What’s actually selfish is not practising self-care and self-love, because practising self-care means you are able to turn up as your best self. Self-love is something that should be practised daily and can take a lifetime to master. But by incorporating even just a few minutes of self-care and self-love every day, we crea…
 
Over the years, humans have done tremendous work teaching and preparing horses for a variety of entertainment and work purposes. Horses can be seen working with and for people in a number of activities such as horseback riding, barrel racing, and polo. But what we don’t realize is that humans have a lot more to learn from horses and every other ani…
 
As a culture, we are often taught to avoid unpleasant emotions at all costs. From the time we are babies, we were taught to shut off these “negative” emotions such as sadness, anger or pain. Because of this, for many, the impulse is to find an escape from those feelings through external vices. The more we push down, numb, or try to control our emot…
 
Happiness is something intrinsic and can be affected by intrinsic and extrinsic factors. More often we think that extrinsic factors such as buying a new car or owning a big house can make us truly happy in the long run. In the movie, The Pursuit of Happiness, Chris Gardner said “The world is your oyster. It's up to you to find the pearls.” To be tr…
 
With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, consistently striving hard has become the norm. A lot of the time we are too hard on ourselves because we are driven by the desire to excel at everything we do. In this episode, Anna Bain shares her insights on the importance of self-love, self-care and how we can cultivate this in order to become the best version…
 
With the busyness of taking care of others, how is your relationship with yourself? Are you taking good care of yourself? Or is self-care your last priority? Steve Maraboli, author of Life, the Truth, and Being Free) said in a very powerful quote, “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” To take good ca…
 
Self-care is often completely overlooked by those that care for others. For those that work in high-stress environments, it’s crucial that you consciously take care of your physical, mental and emotional health. Practising self-care leads to an improved mood, physical health, mental health and better performance. Another benefit is that it also fue…
 
In this very first episode of The Happy Nurse, I share why I started this podcast and the journey that brought me to this place. Nurses are the backbone of the health system, always there to care for a stranger as if they were one of their own. Forsaking special moments with their own families to ensure that other families loved ones are being care…
 
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