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Recovering emotionally from disaster

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 31st, 20180 Comments

Natural disasters cause emotional distress. Many of our patients, staff, friends, and family members have been affected by Hurricane Irma in one way or another. We are fortunate and grateful that the storm weakened before reaching Tampa, sparing us from the devastation experienced in areas such as southern Florida and many parts of the Caribbean. However, we know that many Tampa area residents are dealing with various aftereffects of the storm, and that Irma has …

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Why self-care isn’t selfish

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 2nd, 20180 Comments

Self-care isn’t selfish — neglecting your own well-being to care for others takes away from your own quality of life, and can lead to chronic stress, weight gain, and other serious health problems. Women who know how to properly take care of themselves are often happier, healthier, and well adjusted. As mothers, caregivers, and providers, women tend to put the needs of others before their own. When a child becomes ill, it’s often mom who …