Don’t Eat Your Young: A Nursing Podcast

Learning to Be Your Own Biggest Fan with Haley Bretl

February 11, 2021

Haley Bretl learned early in her life what burnout was all about. After working in many different nursing roles, Haley began to realize that she wasn’t who she wanted to be. Is there life after burnout in nursing? Yes there is, and Haley will tell you how she changed her life and now wants to be Your Biggest Fan!

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Play By Your Own Rules with Keeonna Williams

February 9, 2021

Keeonna Williams knows first hand what it is like to suffer from burnout and come out better on the other side. From being in the ICU after suffering from a TIA, to a locum assignment on a Pacific Island, Keeonna will share her healing story and inspire us all to make the change now to care for ourselves.

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Tackling Burnout One Nurse at a Time with Rachel Smiddy

February 2, 2021

Rachel Smiddy has spent the majority of her nursing career working in a fertility clinic. She decided that she wanted to do more for nurses and worked towards a certification in Life Coaching. Rachel will talk about her journey to becoming a coach, and how she is helping nurses work through their own burnout.

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Frontline Work in a Covid ICU – A Real-Life Story with Kelley Anaas

January 26, 2021

Kelley Anaas has been an RN for 12 years, starting out in med/surg and transitioning into ICU. Hear her tell the story of what it was like to be working in an ICU, taking care of Covid patients, at the beginning of a pandemic and how they made it work despite the unknowns, exhaustion and fear that came with each shift. You’ll find out that it’s all about teamwork and resilience.

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Emily Mazurak: Surviving Burnout and Saying No

January 19, 2021

Emily Mazurak realized that she was burned out during a job interview. As the hiring manager listed symptoms of burn out, Emily realized she had many of them. So what do you do when you are feeling burned out in nursing? Emily will discuss how she started to turn things around and is now helping others do the same.

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Mary Buffington: Stop Burnout Before It Engulfs You

January 12, 2021

Mary Buffington is somewhat of an expert on burnout, unfortunately it took her own burnout to realize just how bad it can be. Mary speaks candidly about her experience, even confessing to her own instance of being the bully. Can we heal once we’ve hit that breaking point? Mary did, and she’ll tell you what worked for her and hopefully she can prevent it from happening to you.

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Deanna Tikhonov: A Passion for Women’s Health Education

January 5, 2021

Deanna Tikhonov had a passion for women’s health but found that the conventional method for treating women’s issues did not resonate with her. She decided to become a Women’s Health NP and start her own way to educate women about their bodies and share her knowledge to help others.

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Lois Hollis: A True Pioneer and Trailblazer

December 29, 2020

Lois Hollis is a pioneer in nursing, blazing the trail for all of us that have come after her, in the 56 years that she has been in nursing. With her leadership and forward-thinking attitude, she is tackling what many nurses struggle with, shame and guilt.

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Christina Dunbar: Forging Nursing Leaders

December 22, 2020

Christina Dunbar is an Oncology FNP and also the host of the Intentional Ten podcast. How do we get nurses into leadership positions and keep them there? Christina and I will discuss our time in leadership roles and what nurses need to be supported in those positions.

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Casie Lamp: An ICU Nurse in the Midst of a Pandemic

December 15, 2020

Casie Lamp has been a nurse for nearly 20 years. She has been working in the ICU at a Seattle hospital through the pandemic and will discuss the toll that it is taking on herself and her colleagues. Casie talks about the burnout that she has faced, what it took to overcome that and now she is helping to prevent other nurses from getting to that point. There is even an enema story in this episode!

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