1. 5 Ways to Stay Upbeat in a Stressful Work Environment

    Papers to push. Pills to push. Patients to push…all in a healthcare giver’s stressful day. You can’t control every stressor in your work environment, but that doesn’t mean you’re powerless. Your emotions are contagious, and stress affects how you interact with others. The better you are at…Read More

  2. Spend Time in Nature for Better Health

    Spending time in nature brings many physical and mental health benefits. Now a new study suggests that even just being able to see nature from your bedroom window could support your health. According to research by investigators from the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom, having a view of…Read More

  3. Nurse Suicides Increasing!

    Nursing is one of many occupations with increasing rates of suicide. Researchers from the University of California at San Diego conducted the first nationwide investigation into nurse suicides in more than 20 years. They found that both male and female nurses had higher rates of suicide than non-nu…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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