1. Improve Workplace Wellness with Yoga

    Yoga is one approach many employers are using to combat stress and improve workers' mental health. Interested in LeAnn Thieman's keynote speaking, training and workshops? Email lthieman@leannthieman.com.…Read More

  2. Skin Sensors Monitor Sweat…and Stress

    Researchers from Stanford University have developed the first wearable skin sensor that can measure a person's cortisol levels from their sweat. Cortisol, a hormone that spikes in response to stress, is an important biomarker to help measure everything from emotional stress to metabolism and immune …Read More

  3. Social Connections and Reduced Stress

    Social connections are one of the greatest predictors of happiness and reduced stress. It can often be found that those who cope best are those who increase their social interactions in the middle of stress--which is often the opposite of what we actually do. Moreover, high levels of workplace stres…Read More

  4. Reduce Workplace Stress with SelfCare

    A Gallup pole revealed that 40% of US workers felt so stressed out that they felt burned out. It does not have to be like though. Let's work together to reduce workplace stress for nurses and healthcare providers. Contact me at SelfCare for HealthCare™ to learn more!  …Read More

  5. Workplace Stress is Increasing

    Workplace pressure is increasing. According to this Business News Daily post, an Accountemps study revealed that more than half of U.S. workers say their work-related stress levels have increased over the last five years. This is particularly true of younger workers, who are 5% more prone to feelin…Read More

  6. Foods Help Reduce Stress

    Stress puts your body under an enormous physical toll. It causes your heart rate to go up, your blood pressure and breathing to increase, and hormones like epinephrine and cortisol to be released. Over time, that can lead to high blood pressure, blocked arteries, depression, anxiety and even weight…Read More

  7. Wellness Programs Increase Productivity

    Wellness programs can increase companies' productivity, suggests a new study titled "Doing well by making well: The impact of corporate wellness programs on employee productivity." Researchers from the University of California, Riverside, UCLA, and Washington University in St. Louis found wellness…Read More

  8. Sit Less. Move More!

    Couch potatoes, take note: A new study warns older adults that excessive sitting, especially while watching TV, poses a significant health hazard. Researchers studied the activity patterns of 134,000 adults, aged 50 to 71. Watching more than five hours of TV daily and getting three or fewer hours of…Read More

  9. How to Reduce Physician Burnout

    Along with nurses, physician burnout is a growing problem. The Mayo Clinic offers these nine inexpensive strategies to improve physician engagement and reduce burnout: Admit there is a problem and then assess it. Identify physician leaders: Look for physicians who have the ability to listen, engag…Read More

  10. Stop Nurse Bullying

    There is a despicable phrase about our profession that I refuse to say or write, but it is in regard to the idea that we consume our offspring. I won’t speak or write it because it must stop. Now.   Nurse bullying continues to be a problem in hospitals and healthcare organizations. Nursing is…Read More