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Advocacy, Leadership and Caring - That is the theme for this year's National Nurses Association Nurses Week 2012. When I was teaching nursing full-time, it was a time of celebration and student ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post National Nurses Week 2012 - Free Teleclass Focuses on Wellbeing through Positive Psychology

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http://www.empowher.com/community/share/national-nurses-week-2012-free-teleclass-focuses-wellbeing-through-positive Please help me spread the word so nurses can learn more about this empowering ...

NationalNew Share - Nurses Week 2012 - Free Teleclass Focuses on Wellbeing through Positive Psychology

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Advocacy, Leadership and Caring - That is the theme for this year's National Nurses Association Nurses Week 2012. When I was teaching nursing full-time, it was a time of celebration and student ...

National Nurses Week 2012 - Free Teleclass Focuses on Wellbeing through Positive Psychology

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Hi everyone - It has been awhile since I posted here. Life happens to us all - employment changes, a concussion and a little hyperthyroidism. Resilience happens - and I wanted to share my ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post New Share - Positive Psychology for Wellbeing Online Prenatal Class

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Pregnancy is an incredible time in the lives of women and families. Inside the womb lies our hopes for the future . . . the world seems so full of hope. During my twenty years of birth practice ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post Positive Psychology for Wellbeing - Online Prenatal Course!

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Hi everyone - It has been awhile since I posted here. Life happens to us all - employment changes, a concussion and a little hyperthyroidism. Resilience happens - and I wanted to share my ...

New Share - Positive Psychology for Wellbeing Online Prenatal Class

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Pregnancy is an incredible time in the lives of women and families. Inside the womb lies our hopes for the future . . . the world seems so full of hope. During my twenty years of birth practice ...

Positive Psychology for Wellbeing - Online Prenatal Course!

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Postpartum depression is, to this day, one of the most frightening experiences I have ever encountered. I was always the happy-go-lucky optimist in the family . . . the resilient one who ...

Postpartum Depression and Learned Helplessness - How Positive Psychology Can Help!

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Optimism is a fascinating strength. And, yes, it is considered a strength by strengths experts - like the Values in Action Institute. If you have not taken the free assessment, I encourage you to ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post Optimism in Pregnancy - Why it Matters!

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Optimism is a fascinating strength. And, yes, it is considered a strength by strengths experts - like the Values in Action Institute. If you have not taken the free assessment, I encourage you to ...

Optimism in Pregnancy - Why it Matters!

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Today is World Happy Day . . . a day where many hundreds of people learned a little more about the science of happiness and wellbeing from viewing a film called "Happy"! As the day started, I was ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post World Happy Day!

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It was two weeks ago today that I woke-up with a splitting headache. But the pain did not matter too much, because I was grateful to be awake and (other than the pain) pretty functional. The ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post Post Concussion Syndrome - Using Positive Emotion to Enhance Resilience

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It was two weeks ago today that I woke-up with a splitting headache. But the pain did not matter too much, because I was grateful to be awake and (other than the pain) pretty functional. The ...

Post Concussion Syndrome - Using Positive Emotion to Enhance Resilience

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Today is World Happy Day . . . a day where many hundreds of people learned a little more about the science of happiness and wellbeing from viewing a film called "Happy"! As the day started, I was ...

World Happy Day!

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Today is World Happy Day . . . a day where many hundreds of people learned a little more about the science of happiness and wellbeing from viewing a film called "Happy"! As the day started, I was ...

World Happy Day!

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Santa Claus came to town this past weekend and temps dropped about 25 degrees since then.  There is finally snow . . . and ice.  It is beautiful.  I love to walk main street in ...

Tis the season to have dry eye . . .

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We have probably all had those days were everything seems to downward spiral . . . we oversleep which leads to us being late for work . . . the boss is mad . . . we get a headache . . . we yell ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post Creating Upward Spirals of Wellbeing

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We have probably all had those days were everything seems to downward spiral . . . we oversleep which leads to us being late for work . . . the boss is mad . . . we get a headache . . . we yell ...

Creating Upward Spirals of Wellbeing

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Just when you thought you were protecting yourself from heart disease with an aspirin a day, a new Dutch study has shown that if you’re a healthy woman, don’t bother. According to Reuter’s ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Vonnie Kennedy's post Nix the Aspirin for Heart Protection

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Hello-I just joined this group. I am a nurse-midwife and also have Grave's disease. I have been treated with RAI, so am now technically hypothyroid. My diagnosis took place 3 years ago . . . my ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post Work's impact on thyroid levels.

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Hello-I just joined this group. I am a nurse-midwife and also have Grave's disease. I have been treated with RAI, so am now technically hypothyroid. My diagnosis took place 3 years ago . . . my ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post Work's impact on thyroid levels.

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Resilience is the ability to bounce back from life's difficulties. And, my biggest health challenge to this day, is learning to bounce back from Graves' Disease.  My granddaughter bouncing ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post Staying Resilient with Graves' Disease

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Resilience is the ability to bounce back from life's difficulties. And, my biggest health challenge to this day, is learning to bounce back from Graves' Disease.  My granddaughter bouncing ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post Staying Resilient with Graves' Disease

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Hello-I just joined this group. I am a nurse-midwife and also have Grave's disease. I have been treated with RAI, so am now technically hypothyroid. My diagnosis took place 3 years ago . . . my ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post Work's impact on thyroid levels.

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Hello-I just joined this group. I am a nurse-midwife and also have Grave's disease. I have been treated with RAI, so am now technically hypothyroid. My diagnosis took place 3 years ago . . . my ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post Work's impact on thyroid levels.

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These dancing Christmas elephants are a symbol of happiness I had never really thought of “purpose in life” as a component of happiness – until I took a positive psychology course from Martin ...

Wellbeing and a Sense of Purpose at Work (or in life)

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Resilience is the ability to bounce back from life's difficulties. And, my biggest health challenge to this day, is learning to bounce back from Graves' Disease.  My granddaughter bouncing ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post Staying Resilient with Graves' Disease

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Resilience is the ability to bounce back from life's difficulties. And, my biggest health challenge to this day, is learning to bounce back from Graves' Disease.  My granddaughter bouncing ...

Staying Resilient with Graves' Disease

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This is a video I created to answer that question for those who may be looking for support with lifestyle changes they want to make. http://youtu.be/HFxDTdFfrYQLet me know if you have ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post What is a wellness or wellbeing coach?

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This is a video I created to answer that question for those who may be looking for support with lifestyle changes they want to make. http://youtu.be/HFxDTdFfrYQLet me know if you have ...

What is a wellness or wellbeing coach?

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Home alone . . . for the holidays.  The whole world is talking about time and festivities with family.  Yet, in the midst of this connectedness with kin comes stunningly high ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post Home Alone (and Happy) for the Holidays?

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Home alone . . . for the holidays.  The whole world is talking about time and festivities with family.  Yet, in the midst of this connectedness with kin comes stunningly high ...

Home Alone (and Happy) for the Holidays?

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Gratitude is a powerful, positive emotion.  My favorite part about Thanksgiving is that it is a day of gratitude!  In fact, I call it Gratitude Day.  Gratitude feeds on ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post Make a Gratitude Adjustment this Thanksgiving

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My Thanksgiving/Gratitude Blog Post - http://www.empowher.com/community/share/make-gratitude-adjustment-thanksgiving

Make a Gratitude Adjustment this Thanksgiving

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Gratitude is a powerful, positive emotion.  My favorite part about Thanksgiving is that it is a day of gratitude!  In fact, I call it Gratitude Day.  Gratitude feeds on ...

Make a Gratitude Adjustment this Thanksgiving

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Sleep is an important aspect of wellbeing. According the Gallup's Wellbeing book, "Getting a good night's sleep is like hitting the reset button." They go on to say that getting 7-8 hours of ...

Breath Gratitude! Sleep Soundly.

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Wellness - isn't that about diet and exercise? Yes. But there is more to wellness than health if we extend the definition to include wellbeing. Some of my favorite resources (including ...

Community Wellbeing - Coloring Our Roots

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When people think about bone strength or bone disease, osteoporosis tends to come up in conversation. Bone is a dynamic organ in the body and is continually being restructured. The normal ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Dr. Daemon Jones' post What are Great Ways to Prevent Osteoporosis?

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I was in my mid-thirties when I first heard this line . . . during a lecture in my nurse-midwifery program. The instructor was a neonatal nurse practitioner who had, weeks earlier, taught us the ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post Life is like a placenta . . .

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I was in my mid-thirties when I first heard this line . . . during a lecture in my nurse-midwifery program. The instructor was a neonatal nurse practitioner who had, weeks earlier, taught us the ...

Life is like a placenta . . .

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Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a serious lung condition wherein one of the main arteries to the lung gets blocked by any mass of material, such as an air bubble, a large speck of fat, and/or part of a ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Mamta Singh's post Pulmonary Embolism – Five Questions To Discuss With Your Doctor

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I love taking photos of Christmas decorations around my hometown of Montrose, Colorado. I make my own Christmas cards (creativity is a VIA strength of mine), so the photos are often used to ...

Our Wellness: A Reflection of Our Culture

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Optimism . . . the cup is half full! It is one of the 24 strengths that have been identified by positive psychologists. The Values in Action Institute defines it as: "Expecting the best ...

Optimism and Wellness

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Welcome to Paradox, Colorado. A rural community in the West End of Montrose County, close to the Utah border. According to the folks at Blue Zones - "thriving" communities have the "Foundation ...

Paradoxes of Wellbeing

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This is the scene that is before me as I make my next-to-last regular commute to Nucla, CO. I am approaching Ridgway - it is already getting dark. There is a huge full moon over the ...

A Door Closes, A Window Opens - how long does it take to shift life focus?

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This week, I had an ah-ha moment. My wellness coaching course assignment was to set a personal wellness goal that I could reach during the 12 weeks of the course. For over 5 years, I have ...

A lesson in wellbeing . . . it is all about balance!

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At last we have arrived at the juicy part of "Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zone Way," by Dan Buettner-- what is the take home lessons for us all? What insights can we integrate into our ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Dr. Daemon Jones' post The 6 Secrets to Happiness

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I noticed it when I was living down South for a few years . . . I put on 20 pounds. It was a combination of factors, I think. The South has fewer sidewalks and walking paths. Something I ...

Midwife of Changes commented on Midwife of Changes' post It is not just what you eat . . . It's the company you keep (weight loss)

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I noticed it when I was living down South for a few years . . . I put on 20 pounds. It was a combination of factors, I think. The South has fewer sidewalks and walking paths. Something I ...

It is not just what you eat . . . It's the company you keep (weight loss)

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Hello-I just joined this group. I am a nurse-midwife and also have Grave's disease. I have been treated with RAI, so am now technically hypothyroid. My diagnosis took place 3 years ago . . . my ...

Work's impact on thyroid levels.