Annual Meeting Report

Plenary Speech and Regular Session: Self-Care and Work-Life Balance: Let’s Do It!


PLENARY SPEAKER: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk Vice President for Health Promotion University Chief Wellness Officer Dean and Professor College of Nursing The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio   MODERATORS: Megan Amaya Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio Shari Leventhal Executive Editor American Society of Nephrology Derwood, Maryland SPEAKERS: Anna Jester Director of Sales & Marketing eJournalPress Rockville, Maryland Emilie Gunn Managing Editor ASCO Alexandria, Virgina Amy McPherson Director of Publications Botanical Society of America Saint Louis, Missouri Jonathan Schultz Director, Journal Operations American Heart Association Baltimore, Maryland REPORTER: Kristen E. Anderson Senior Managing Editor Allen Press, Inc. Lawrence, Kansas If one has ever sat in a 2-day stretch of meetings, or felt overworked, or felt like that mental,10-minute break escaped with the next set of e-mails that rolled in, this annual meeting’s plenary speech and work-life balance and yoga sessions provided some insight into how to tackle self-care and how to reach that goal of work-life balance. Day 2 of the meeting started with a yoga workout that got attendees up “bright” (well, we were almost awake) and early to stretch out limbs, find focal points, balance, and increase depth of breath. The session was a great kick-off to Bernadette Melnyk’s talk on “The Importance of Self-Care and Work/Life Balance for Optimal Well-being and High Performance: Strategies that Work!” She immediately drew folks in with her high energy and her passion for wellness (we were ALL awake then!). Melnyk gave attendees insight into an evidence-based recipe […]

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