Sharon M. Weinstein, MS, RN

Sharon M. Weinstein, MS, RN's Blog

  • What is Health?

    Is it more than the absence of disease? What is it in your house, your community, your institution, your world?
    “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

    And moving in the right direction will lead to...Full Post
  • Get Off on the Right Foot

    The winter takes its toll on our feet; let's take better care of them, and ourselves by following these tips:
    • Soak your feet in warm water for at least 10 minutes.
    • To enhance pampering, add Epsom salt, herbal soaks or oils.
    • Use a pumice stone or foot file
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  • What is health?

    Is it more than the absence of disease? What is it in your house, your community, your institution, your world?

    “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

    And moving in the right direction will lead to good...Full Post
  • Are You Resilient?

    Rocky was resilient; he got knocked down, picked himself up, and went on to win the coveted prize.

    Resilient individuals tend to have these common characteristics…
    • Positive attitude
    • Calm confidence
    • Willingness to ask for help
    • Empathy
    • Persistence
    • De
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  • Stress-less...this holiday season and beyond

    - 5 tips to manage the burden of stress

    Look around your workplace and what do you see?
    • Yawning
    • Stretching
    • Dosing
    • Absenteeism

    Stress takes its toll, not just during the holidays but throughout our work careers. As author of B is for Balance, 2nd...Full Post
  • The Power of Touch

    As a patient in the ambulatory or in-patient setting, what does it mean to have someone enter your room and:
    • Wipe your brow
    • Hold your hand
    • Touch your shoulder
    • Smile
    • Spend time responding to your questions
    We all reach out and touch others in special...Full Post
  • Driving and drowsy - does that describe you?

    We have all experienced dozing off in a classroom - ]perhaps because of a boring instructor. We may also have experienced dozing off while driving a car because it was too warm or because we were exhausted. I know many folks who have been in accidents in which...Full Post
  • Are you counting sheep?


    As a culture, we are experiencing a dramatic increase in sleep disturbances. Most bedrooms are replete with the requisite television (TV) set and the “indispensable” accoutrement — devices! There are phones, tablets, alarm clocks, and many people keep their...Full Post
  • To Salt...or not to Salt - that is the question!

    Salt sneaks into our daily diets in seemingly small amounts, and yet, it truly does add up.
    In October, I completed the Cardiovascular Health Improvement Project (CHIP), and while the focus was on avoiding processed foods and changing one’s relationship with...Full Post
  • What is HEALTH?

    Is it more than the absence of disease? What is it in your house, your community, your institution, your world? “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

    And moving in the right direction will lead to...Full Post