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January 2018

Beth's Four Steps to Self-Care
Published Jan. 26, 2018
It is no secret that nurses struggle to practice self-care. They are so dedicated to taking care of everyone else, so driven to nurture and heal others, that all too often they neglect their own health. This neglect may not always have dramatic effe…
A Mom’s Reflections on Caregiver Burnout
Published Jan. 17, 2018
“Any mom I meet, I encourage her to be selfish.” This statement comes from Marisa, an Aveanna mom whose daughter, Brylee, was born with nemaline myopathy. After Brylee’s birth, Marisa dedicated her entire life to her daughter’s care. For the first …
A Nurse's Journey to Self-Care
Published Jan. 12, 2018
Aveanna nurse Crystal faced her first breast cancer diagnosis when she was in her early thirties. It was milder then. Stage two. Less aggressive. Crystal went through treatment, but even then her health wasn’t exactly her first priority. With her nu…