category: happiness

The Impact of Maternal Stress on Infants

Family Stress

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have recently given us even more reason to take the effects of stress seriously. According to the newest results of a longitudinal population study, girls who are born into families with high levels of stress are more likely to suffer from anxiety and disruptions in brain function as teenagers. The study, published in the…

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Staying True to You May 2011

Dear Fellow Nurse, I once met a nurse who told me that her in-laws were ill. Being the nurse in the family, most of their care had fallen into her hands. She felt underappreciated, overwhelmed and exhausted. To help her through this challenge, she was going to a therapist. The previous week, her therapist asked her an interesting question: “If…

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Becoming More Optimistic March 2011

Dear Fellow Nurse, Last week when I arrived at a hotel at one o’clock in the morning, I was greeted by the energetic and friendly bellman in this photograph. His name is Harry. He’s 82 years old, works 24 hours a week, and exudes good health and a love of life! As we walked to my room, Harry told me…

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Spreading Wellness Newsletter September 2010

Dear Fellow Nurse, I am writing to personally thank you! You may not realize it, but you were among the first 100 people to visit our website after we launched this summer. Congratulations on your interest in living a healthy, happy life and in helping others enjoy good health too. As I approach my 50th birthday, I am increasingly aware…

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