035: Self Care During Pregnancy With Chambrie Ferrier
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by Elaina Mullery
2M ago
Pregnancy can change women. Having a small human growing inside us can affect us physically, emotionally, and mentally. During this phase, many of us set aside self care as we adjust to our pregnancy. However, some of us manage to adjust and celebrate this new experience. In this episode, I talk with my good friend Chambrie about how her pregnancy has changed her. She and I share our woes, unusual cravings, self care practices, and ways to connect with our babies. We also discuss the importance of asking for help from our family and friends. TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE: Pregnancy woes (02:00 ..read more
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033: Thriving through Menopause with Clarissa Kristjansson
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by Elaina Mullery
2M ago
Menopause happens to all women and is just another stage in this journey of life. It is certainly a time of change for women. Emotionally, women experience a roller coaster ride when going through menopause. Although every woman experiences menopause differently, you can survive and thrive during this change and come out on the other side as a new woman. In this episode, we get to chat with Clarissa Kristjansson, a menopause transition specialist on advice for nurses who are facing perimenopause and menopause and how they can cope with the changes and challenges that come with it.&nb ..read more
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030: Self-care For Paediatric Nurses With Brooke Batchelor And Erica Donovan
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by Elaina Mullery
2M ago
While there is a lot of news and attention on burnout among healthcare providers, burnout among pediatric nurses has received less attention. In this episode, we are joined by Brooke and Erica of The Paediatric Nurse, a supportive place for nurses and parents caring for children with a mission to transform paediatric healthcare & nursing knowledge by improving access to online continued professional development courses. We delve into the tips and tools for self-care specifically for paediatric nurses.  As paediatric nurses, building good rapport with children and being able to connect ..read more
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029: How Medical Debriefing Leads to Better Nurses’ Wellbeing with Cameron Tyers
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by Elaina Mullery
2M ago
Medical debriefings are usually held after a significant event. Its main purpose is to review the event and discuss how staff responded and in what areas can be improved on. Debriefing is a great opportunity for nurses and medical workers to communicate and ask important questions. Cameron Tyers is a registered emergency nurse, and in this episode, he shares with us the importance of having a debrief process that benefits the wellbeing of nurses and medical health practitioners and how to make it happen as effectively as possible.  By creating constant communication and asking questions t ..read more
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026: Love and Human Connection with Christina Foxwell
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by Elaina Mullery
2M ago
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.” John Lennon says it beautifully.  At the end of the day, what we want as human beings is genuine connection, to be seen and heard. In this episode, we speak with Christina Foxwell of Ignite Purpose. Her vision is to change the way we engage people in business because people are central to the work we do, and without purpose we can’t live our best lives. We also delve into the power of vulner ..read more
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023: Core Values with Michelle Powell
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by Elaina Mullery
2M ago
Your core values are your GPS coordinates that guide you on your journey in life. Through these values, you are more aligned to get to your end goal. The better you know what your values are, the easier you can live in alignment with them. It is also through these values that one is able to traverse the challenges life throws at us with more grace and resilience.  In this episode, we are joined once again by Michelle Powell and we unpack the importance of core values and why living and constantly refining them greatly affects who we are today. As we continue to evolve as individuals, our ..read more
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Navigating Life's Roller Coaster: A Journey Through Trauma, Wellness, and True Sisterhood with Michelle Powell
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by Elaina Mullery
2M ago
Welcome back, seasoned listeners! In the latest episode of our podcast, Elaina Mullery kicks off the new season with the incredible Michelle Powell. If you've been following us, you're familiar with Michelle, a trauma coach specialising in trauma and mental health. Michelle, the author of "The Mastery of Wellness," brings a wealth of expertise to the table, including equine therapies and clinical hypnotherapy. Join us as we dive into personal and professional experiences, sharing stories, tips, and advice. In this heartfelt conversation, Elaina and Michelle highlight the importance of tru ..read more
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020: The 5 steps to courageous conversations with Ally Nitschke
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by Elaina Mullery
2M ago
Are you experiencing conflict in your professional or even personal life but sweep them under the rug instead of confronting them? If you are, then it’s time that you had a Courageous Conversation with those involved. These conversations are where you speak up about what you feel and what is weighing you down. However, more often than not, we are scared to have Courageous Conversations because of the stories we have in our heads.  In this episode, we talk about the 5 steps towards having a Courageous Conversation. They can be confrontational with a lot of emotion involved. Through these t ..read more
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055: How You May Be Hijacked By Your Nervous System with Michelle Powell
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by Elaina Mullery
2M ago
The pressure of everyday life can become unreasonable at times. The effect of this can have us operating from our fight or flight response. In this episode, we’ll unpack the impact of the nervous system on our well-being with Michelle Powell. Michelle is a world-renowned trauma and wellness expert, and a regular guest on The Happy Nurse Podcast. She shares her knowledge of how the nervous system influences thoughts, actions, and responses, and how It’s important for to create a strategy that can help regulate our inner self. If we’re aware of the impacts of the nervous system, we learn how to ..read more
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054: Sharing Our Stories To Support Our Colleagues with Nichola Browning
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by Elaina Mullery
2M ago
In this episode, I chat with Nichola about the importance of sharing our stories with others.   Nichola's nursing career spans over three decades and has a depth of knowledge and experience. She shares her wisdom about her career, reflective practice, and the importance of self-reflection.   It's time to share our stories about burnout, as this has the potential to assist others to recognise that they may be heading toward burnout and seek early intervention. Burnout can be very isolating but knowing you are not alone and having the support of peers and community ..read more
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