As a Nurse Practitioner, mom, wife, friend, sister and neighbor, people are always asking me for health advice. I love translating complicated medical information to help people navigate their way toward better health and wellness. I’ll help you find the information you need to make the best decisions for your health and the health of your family.
Here’s to better health,
Nurse Barb Dehn RN MS NP
Guest post from Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ, CNO, Medline
Can you really achieve balance between your work and your life? To quote Shakespeare, “That is the question.”
Some specialists argue that you never actually achieve balance between the two pulls of your focus and energy; balance is something that you instead, continually pursue. By accepting that you never fully achieve a balance, you are then better able to cope with the competing areas that demand your attention. Think of a playground seesaw: It’s never 100% perfectly balanced and level. One side goes up while the other side goes down, demonstrating that there is always give and take necessary to make it work.
I have a dear friend who is the queen of the work / life juggling act. When work is demanding, she lets up on the demands of her personal life. Then, she works to refocus back into her personal life and lets up on the demands of work. She laughingly calls it her endless cycle of living. She also has learned to give herself permission to let things go.
This summer as temperatures soar and you head out to get a little exercise, be it biking with the kids, playing ultimate Frisbee or even beach volleyball, you may be reaching for your water bottle and scanning for quick and easy energy boosters that don’t weigh you down or cost a lot.
Ever wonder what someone like 3-time Olympic gold medal athlete like Kerri Walsh Jennings reaches for as a quick pick-me-up? Well, chances are, you have her golden, sweet secret right in your pantry. It’s pure with just one ingredient, all-natural honey! Kerri, who started working with the National Honey Board in 2014, loves the taste and convenience of honey and started incorporating it into her routine years ago as a natural boost of energy on the sand.