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Mind the Gap: Repairing the US Healthcare Workforce

One quote from research recently commissioned by Aya Healthcare sums up the pervasive nurse burnout we encountered, “Every COVID shift is just surviving. You’re walking out of there feeling drained, yet you also feel like, ‘Did I do anything at all?” We reached out to a group of nurses (new… Read More

Tips and Recipes for a Healthy Holiday Season

With holiday season in full swing, you may be attending more dinner parties and pot-lucks than usual. And it’s hard to make healthy choices when there are so many delicious treats around. Our nutritionist, Amy, shares her tips for eating smart at this time of year. Below are a few… Read More

Travel Nurses — Eat Your (Healthy!) Hearts Out

We Present the Best Part of Thanksgiving — Lightened up! Turkey is great, but let’s be honest — sides are the unsung heroes of Thanksgiving dinner. Our amazing travel nurses are scattered far and wide this holiday, and we know it can be tough to plan elaborate dinners or think… Read More

How to Headstand for Complete Beginners

It’s contrary to our human nature to purposely turn ourselves upside down, but the benefits for our mind, body and soul are incredible! A few of the most well-known inversions are headstand, forearm stand, handstand and shoulder stand. Other gentle inversions that are more accessible to all levels include down… Read More

Clean Eating Tips to Feel Your Best in 2018

As we begin the new year, it’s time to figure out which nutrition approach is going to best serve you and your health. Instead of focusing on calories and point systems, let’s turn our attention to healthy eating and lifestyle changes. Diets are only temporary. If you want long-term results, it’s… Read More

5 Tips to Improve Emotional Resilience

Every year an estimated 17 million workdays are lost to stress, anxiety and depression. Currently, a quarter of all employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives. Experts refer to stress as the black plague of the 21st century due to the high association between stress… Read More

4 Tips to Avoid Holiday Drinking Pitfalls

During the winter holidays and summertime, alcohol consumption tends to be at its peak. Between happy hour events, holiday parties or even just winding down from a stressful day, there is no shortage of opportunities for alcohol intake this time of year. Here are a few tips to help you make healthier… Read More