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After many unsuccessful attempts to lobby the Government and DHBs, Registered Nurse of over 26 years, Jacqui O’Connor, has launched a funding campaign to support Heart Place Hospital, a concept aimed to prevent and help front line workers recover from burnout.O’Connor experienced burnout herself, having been the sole clinician at the first community case of COVID at Marist College in March 2020. O’Connor – who is also the Co-Author of Letters to a Future Nurse, published in December 2022...

March 14, 2023

The world desperately needs fiercely empowered carers - here's why

Did you always want to be in a Caring or Giving role? A nurse, teacher, social worker, parent …Did you want to make a difference in other people’s lives? I did!…because I’d been cared for by these amazing beings who I thought were angels.  They made me laugh when I wanted to cry, they hugged me when I needed oxytocin and they held my hand when my people went home because they weren’t allowed to stay the night with me. I was 4 years old and m...

October 3, 2021

How wealthy is your mental health?

How Wealthy is your Mental, Spiritual, Emotional and Physical health right now? What have you done to deposit into your mental wealth box lately? Are you investing in your health so you don't have to invest in your illness? This weekend I deposited into my Mental wealth by tapping into my CREATIVITY/PURPOSE - I wrote this article - ENERGETICS - I exercised outside - REST - I read a new book - MIND BREAK/SPIRITUALITY - I attended an online meditation group - FUN/PLAY - I put on some house music a...

October 3, 2021

Choose Whole Health over the saturated Wellbeing tick box

True satisfaction comes from your Nursing career when you feel in control: you’ve advocated for your value, you’ve created healthy boundaries and your work schedule allows you to live life freely outside of it.  It’s when you feel at the mercy of your workplace that you feel the burn! My last role was as a School Nurse at a high school for girls.  I loved it.  I had autonomy to set up the space physically and energetically.  I adored creating safe containers with the yo...

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