Pat McClendon DNP RN

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Updates On Journaling – Beware of Traps – Do It Right

In my search for best self-care practices, I’ve recently learned some things about journaling that gave me pause. Some of my journaling practices may have been harming.  Eurich explains in her book about self-awareness that journaling has some traps that can suck insight out of experiences. Her research showed that it can increase self-reflection, but […]

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Another Time Around For Self-Awareness/ Self-Knowledge/ Self-Care

How we care It is well established that how nurses relate to themselves impacts the quality of their relationships and connections, and the care they provide. “One can only understand in another what is understood in self.”   E-B, p297. There is no way around it …     Caring starts with self. Caring connections originate […]

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