Are you satisfied with your physical health?

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By Kelly Beischel PhD, RN, CNE Why does it always feel so damn hard to keep up your resolutions to improve your health? I’m not sure. But it does. I could go on and on about change theory and developing habits. And one day perhaps I will. But for now, as I did last week with mental and emotional health, I’d like to offer you some of my favorite means to care for my physical health. Know that only you can make the change, to keep the resolution. By that I mean, it must come from within you. Not because you think it will make someone else happy, or because you think someone will love you more if you are thinner. Or any of the other lies we are quick to tell ourselves. If you want to ramp up your physical health, do it for the person, for the body, that means the most to your wellbeing. That is YOU! With that said, take a gander at the list below and try a few out. See what you think. I’d love to hear about what works for you. Hit reply and tell me. PHYSICAL Increase Productivity and Sleep It’s not breaking news that we spend an excessive amount of time […]

Can your mental and emotional health use a boost?

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By Kelly Beischel Phd, RN, CNE Am I the only one? My husband works 7 am – 5:30 pm. I try hard to work the same business hours. But inevitably he arrives home ready to spend the evening with me and I have just gotten my rhythm and want to work longer. I am frustrated to be yanked out of my flow and he is frustrated that I’m working late, accusing me of working too much. You see most days it’s extremely difficult for me to stay awake in the morning and get anything done. My energy kicks in much later in the day. It’s not getting up in the morning that’s hard. It’s the staying up part that challenges me. I get up to workout at 5:15 am and by 8:00 am I am hearing my body and mind groaning and screeching at me to go back to bed. (Yes, even on the nights I get 8 hours of sleep.) You can imagine the hit my productivity would take if I succumbed every time the groaning and screeching started. I’ve been been this way for as long as I can remember. And have beat myself up for ages. The good news? Two weeks ago, I learned I have physical […]

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What is good in your life? I love beginning my coaching calls with this question as science shows gratitude can boost our immune system, decrease stress, depression and blood pressure while increasing positive mood, vitality and general well-being. Do you know who is at the top of my gratitude list at this moment? My energy coach, Darryl Stewart. ** He is an energy freedom technique (EFT) – tapping expert. In fact, I have my NCLEX Coaching clients watch his videos to help them unblock their anxiety as well as procrastination. And he was generous enough to create a specific tapping video to help them with NCLEX testing. He is spectacular at what he does! Beware: I am splaying it out here today. Yesterday, Darryl and I worked on my need to be needed. While I felt some shame around this need, after working with Darryl, I realize that I simply have a need for ‘Love and Belonging’, yes from good ole’ Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs:) When we got off our call, I began preparing my ‘Note from Kelly’. I planned to simply tell you that I was walking in my first Women’s March this coming Saturday before writing my ‘Thriving Idea’. And then it hit me. My response to attending […]

Five Strategies to Re-KICKSTART Your Holiday MOJO

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By Kelly Beischel Phd, RN, CNE It’s that time of year when many of us are experiencing a roller coaster of emotions. So much that it can feel like a tug of war competition between love and hate being played out in our brains. You love the holidays and all the festivities. But you also have 101 tasks on your work or school to-do-list. And let us not forget the parties to attend, cards to mail, gifts to buy, cookies to bake, and if you are like my family, crafts to make. It’s enough to make a person want to hibernate in the fetal position. Especially when your energy is zapped and you still have a week to go. You have 7 days to go until Christmas. If your energy is waning, try these strategies to boost the energy you need to finish strong.  Five Strategies to Re-KICKSTART Your Holiday MOJO: 1. Release The expectations we place on ourselves or allow others to place upon you are over the top. The funny thing is, we would never put these expectations on others. Why do we do it to ourselves? Being a perfect baker, gift wrapper, party-goer, house cleaner, gift giver, you name it, is overrated. * Release the need to […]

Are you stunting your learner’s growth?

By Kelly Beischel PhD, RN, CNE The summer is upon us and one would think that I would have vacation on the brain but I can’t keep myself from thinking about teaching and learning. You see, I was shopping in a large, unfamiliar supermarket the other day. I had a meager shopping list yet it took me nearly a decade to navigate the store to find my items. (Ok. I may be exaggerating, but it did feel that way.) If you’ve ever shopped in an unfamiliar supermarket, you know the feeling. I noticed Kroger employees like Shawncea everywhere, pushing big black carts, filling grocery orders. I quickly discovered that I was witnessing the ClickList phenomenon in action. If you’ve not heard of ClickList, you are in for a sweet surprise. A customer uploads an order for groceries using the ClickList Kroger App. These cart pushing magicians then fill the order. The customer drives by, picks up their order of groceries and voila – grocery shopping for the week is complete. I had a serious case of the envies as I slogged up and down the aisles attempting to find the items on my list. In fact, I considered giving my order to one of the nice ClickList associates and begging them […]

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