I love when I can introduce you to other members of our community! I find it incredibly helpful to discover how other healthcare professionals practice wellness. I hope you do too!
Name: Kelly Nursing specialty: Intensive Care Unit Practices in: Vermont Years in nursing: Eleven
What’s one wellness ritual you’ll never quit? I find exercise really resets me. Whether it’s cardio, strength training, or whatever, I always feel better after working out.
Name one food you could eat every single day. I really love roasted vegetables, which taste way better than the bland, boiled ones I grew up with! They’re easy to prepare, there’s always something in season, and it makes me feel good to fuel my body this way.
How do you create calm in the chaos of everyday life? I have a small group of close friends, and we rotate houses for regular get-togethers. Being social energizes me, provides a great support system for blowing off steam, and gives me something to look forward to, which is really important to me.
What’s the best career advice you were ever given? Advocate for your patients. Be their voice. When patients feel like someone’s “got their back”, it goes a long way toward helping them feel less vulnerable or overwhelmed.
What’s one thing you would tell your younger self? Do not sell yourself short. If you want to do something, especially in your career, just go for it! I became an RN at 46 years old. I wish I had enough confidence in myself to try nursing school at a younger age. But one thing about nursing is that it’s (almost) never too late to get that degree! It is a career that can flex and create many opportunities at any age. I do love it!!
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