5 Myths About Ebola

The recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and the return of several infected Americans have led to a plethora of public misconceptions about the disease. This has caused fear, speculation and the inevitable spread of false rumors. Here are five of the most common myths about Ebola debunked to set the record straight. Myth… [Continue..]

Your First Line of Defense to Prevent the Spread of Viruses

With various viruses making both adults and children across the country sick and sending many into the hospital, health professionals are recommending frequent and effective hand washing for all of us as a first line of defense against catching and spreading illnesses. But just giving your hands a quick rinse won’t do the trick. There are… [Continue..]

Why You Should Organize Your Health Records

Keeping your or your loved ones’ medical records organized and readily available can be overwhelming. But it is an important task for the following reasons: It minimizes stress and saves time looking for documents. You can help identify patterns and make early detection easier for your health provider. You can avoid unnecessary duplication of tests by… [Continue..]

5 Healthy Ways to Start Your Day in 5 Minutes or Less

You don’t need a rigid schedule or even a lot of time to get each day off to an energetic and healthy start. Try a few of these quick and easy tips to improve your vitality, your mood, and your well-being. These tips are also great to try any time of the day for an… [Continue..]

You Got to Have Friends to Be Healthy

The 1973 Bette Midler hit song proclaims that you have to have friends to make the day last long. There is something to the song: There’s scientific evidence that having friends can also make your life, and your good health, last long too. The Nurses’ Health Studies launched by Harvard University in 1976 (and others),… [Continue..]

Motivation Café – Ranks Best Nurse Inspiration Blog

Wilkes University School of Nursing has put together a Top 10 Nursing Blog guide on some of the best nursing blogs out there! I’m proud to share that my Motivation Café blog was recognized on that list for the BEST NURSE INSPIRATION BLOG. Thank you Wilkes University for the recognition and a very special thank you… [Continue..]

Climb, Reach, Fly, Soar

“She went out on a limb, had it break off behind her, and discovered she could fly.” Kobi Yamada If she’d never climbed the tree in the first place, she’d still be earth-bound and unaware of her powers.  

Fostering Horizontal Respect ——- Tip #11

#11 Welcome new staff members. Whether it’s a new graduate or an experienced staffer, extend your hand to shake, introduce yourself, and offer to show them the ropes. Check in with them from time to time to see how they’re doing, and ask if they need anything. If you’re still thinking you can’t possibly make a… [Continue..]

Fostering Horizontal Respect ——- Tip #10

#10 Take time to get to know your coworkers. Contrary to what you might have heard, familiarity breeds respect. Participate in social activities like after-work outings, retirement dinners, and holiday parties. It is through fun and social times outside the workplace that you develop relationships that serve as a foundation for teamwork at work. You don’t… [Continue..]

Fostering Horizontal Respect ——- Tip #9

#9 Treat others as you wish to be treated. Be courteous to everyone whether or not they reciprocate. Offer sincere compliments, thank people for even the small things they do, and show appreciation for every member of your department and team. Greet people by name at the beginning and end of each shift, smile at everyone,… [Continue..]