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Welcome to Life In Scrubs Podcast – a podcast hosted by nurses, for nurses! Our podcast is mainly geared toward nursing students and new graduate nurses, however, we hope all healthcare professionals can find our information helpful. Our goal is to inspire, educate, and empower future and current nurses as they navigate the world of nursing. Join us weekly as we share our insights and experiences, answer common nursing questions, and dive into all things related to life in scrubs!
 
Welcome to the Live Well Podcast dedicated to helping those with autoimmune disease get control of their health through diet, lifestyle shifts and personal empowerment. I’m Christina Tidwell your host. I’m a Registered Nurse and Holistic Health Coach who is passionate about bringing together the best of both conventional and complementary approaches to healing. You can learn more about my personal experience with autoimmune disease and The Live Well Program at my website christinatidwell.com
 
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You are doing incredible things! Why is it so easy for us to be our own worst critics? In this episode, our hosts Kristen and Maddi are talking all about Imposter Syndrome! That feeling of questioning ourselves as we take on a new role, a big leap, or get well-deserved recognition. It’s time you recognize the good you are doing in the world, and st…
 
There are SO MANY different areas you can work in within the field of nursing! Today’s guest is proof of that as she has worked in a handful of different units over the years. Our hosts Kristen and Maddi sat down with Tracie Cotton to talk about all things nurse aesthetics! Tracie is a Cardiac Nurse Practitioner and Aesthetics Nurse Practitioner. C…
 
We’re kicking off Season 3 with a fun game of Would You Rather! As our hosts, Kristen and Maddi both share updates as we head into summer, including some changes as things are slowly changing in hospitals here in Arizona! For those of you that have been with us since Episode 1, to the ones that are listening to their first episode with us today, th…
 
Season two is in the books and we’re celebrating in true Life In Scrubs fashion! Our hosts Maddi and Kristen love answering your questions, so we’re wrapping up season 2 with a Live Q&A! There are so many things Kristen and Maddi wished they would have known as they were just getting started in their careers as nurses, and they’ve learned so much a…
 
What is your Change if Shift report routine? We know that as a new nurse Shift Report can feel intimidating! This episode is full of tips for your next Change of Shift Report from staying organized, to doing report at bedside so you can catch details or any changes you may not have otherwise. With every episode of Life in Scrubs we're excited to he…
 
You are constantly learning new things as a nurse! Whether in life or specifically in your specialty of nursing, the goal is to always be learning and growing! In this episode, we get to hear a few life updates from our hosts Kristen and Maddi, as well as 5 things each of them have learned recently. Tune in for mindset shifts, the always important …
 
Are you interested in working in the ICU? In this episode, we get to hear from one of our hosts, Maddi, about what a shift looks like for her as a CVICU nurse! From tips for handoff to morning rounds and making sure everything is wrapped up by the end of her shift, Maddi walks us through how she typically runs through her day in the ICU! Whether yo…
 
Grab your scrubs and get ready to listen, because Life in Scrubs is back with a new episode! From personal pet peeves to learning how to collaborate with one another, today with our guest Dr. Maskin, we’re showing you how we can build and strengthen the relationships between doctors and nurses! How can we establish communications? What are the diff…
 
Is it too late for me to start a career in nursing? In this episode of Life In Scrubs we get to hear the first-ever solo episode from our host Kristen all about her background and what led her to become a nurse! Kristen having worked in Pharmacy for 15 years before going to nursing school share’s her experience feeling like one of the older nursing…
 
Who is going to be attending NurseCon? Being part of this amazing nursing community, there are so many different roles you can take as you enter the field of nursing! To chat about it all, we are so excited to welcome Blake, aka Nurse Blake on the podcast! Blake is a nurse, community builder, comedian, influencer, and creator of NurseCon! Tune in f…
 
What are the simple things that make the biggest difference for the best shift at work? In this episode, our hosts Kristen and Maddi are sharing each of their top 5 items they can’t go a shift without, as well as advice for dealing with cliques and bullies at work. It’s all about taking control of what you can to make for a smooth shift! Tune in fo…
 
How do you handle tough conversations at work? In this episode, our hosts Maddi and Kristen are answering your questions about how to handle tough situations with doctors, other co-workers, patients, and their family members. Regardless of where you work in the field of nursing, the constant is you are going to be working with people! When doing pa…
 
We couldn’t be more excited to have our first guest on the podcast! Marissa of @sassyanesthesia sat down with us to share everything about CRNA school from what experience will move you in the right direction, to writing your resume and standing out to get into a CNRA program. Marissa shares her story, what has drawn her to anesthesia, and how she …
 
Attention Nurseprenuers: We’re talking about how we have turned Instagram into a side hustle! Regardless of what you are wanting to build community around, Nursing related or otherwise, Instagram is such a good way to reach people that will resonate with YOU. In this episode, we share how we started growing a following on Instagram and how that has…
 
We can’t believe we’re already kicking off SEASON 2!! As this podcast has gone from idea all the way to your earbuds so much has been happening at work and in our personal lives! In this episode, we’re talking about what we have coming next from new jobs and certifications to finally cashing in some PTO this summer after a long, hard summer with CO…
 
We’re answering YOUR questions!! In this special “bonus” episode we are so excited to be wrapping up our very first season of Life In Scrubs Podcast! As we cross this milestone it felt fitting to celebrate with you all by answering your questions! This has been such a fun passion project for us and at the end of the day we love connecting with this…
 
Congrats New Grad! As you are diving into this amazing career, allow our hosts Kristen and Maddi to be your virtual preceptors! In this episode, they share 10 things they wish they knew as they started their first nursing jobs! From ways to be efficient, to how to feel part of your new team on your unit, our hosts share what helped them get their b…
 
Being a nurse is knowing you will at some point or another deal with death. What we couldn’t have predicted is what it would be like working as a nurse in a pandemic that has taken so many lives. In this episode, Kristen and Maddi open up about what it has been like working on the front lines in the COVID units of their hospitals. Kristen shares he…
 
Stress and Anxiety are unavoidable. As a nurse, especially a new grad, you share a lot of responsibility as an integral part of your patient’s care team. The good news is, the fear and weight of that responsibility is evidence that you care, which shows what an incredible nurse you are! The even better news is, this feeling of anxiety will alleviat…
 
We’re back for another episode of Life In Scrubs! Our hosts Kristen and Maddi are talking all about interviewing for your nursing job! Per usual here on the podcast Kristen and Maddi share their different experiences from having to interview via ZOOM during the pandemic, to what impressed them when interviewing potential candidates to join their ow…
 
In this episode, our hosts Kristen and Maddi are sharing their best tips for getting the most out of your preceptorship! You’re starting your new job as a nurse and it’s time to dive in and learn the ropes working as a team with your preceptor(s)! Kristen and Maddi share the experiences they had with their preceptors, and well as Maddi’s experience…
 
In this episode, our hosts Kristen and Maddi are giving their best tips to survive a 12-hour shift! From what to wear, to teamwork they get down to the details of what supports them through these long and tiring shifts. With Kristen being a night shift new nurse, and Maddi being a day shift more seasoned nurse, this episode is full of tips from bot…
 
In the field of nursing, there is no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to the best nursing job for you! There are so many pros and cons to consider, and so many specialty areas you can dive into! In this episode, our hosts Kristen and Maddi talk about their own experiences choosing the right nursing job for them and questions you shou…
 
For those of us who deal with digestion issues like heartburn, indigestion, bloating, constipation, autoimmunity, and nutrient deficiencies make sure to stay tuned to this episode for a breathwork activity that you can do prior to eating. Sometimes our digestive issues can arise when our bodies are not ready to receive food, and so this breathing e…
 
We’re back with another episode of Life In Scrubs, and our hosts Kristen and Maddi are talking about the Pro’s and Con’s of Day vs Night Shift! Since both of these nurses happen to work different shifts, they each give their perspective of what they like about their shifts and things to consider when choosing which shift may be best for you! Kriste…
 
Congratulations, you finished nursing school! Now what? In this episode, our hosts Kristen and Maddi talk about what it was like for them as they graduated nursing school and took the next steps to become a real nurse! All of the work in nursing school has led to this moment, taking your NCLEX exam! From knowing yourself and how you study best, to …
 
Welcome to Life In Scrubs Podcast – a podcast hosted by nurses, for nurses! Our podcast is mainly geared toward nursing students and new graduate nurses, however, we hope all healthcare professionals can find our information helpful. Our goal is to inspire, educate, and empower future and current nurses as they navigate the world of nursing. Join u…
 
In this episode we'll be talking about giving ourselves permission to rest, why we have so much resistance to resting, and how it can actually feel really scary to just slow down. Rest doesn’t necessarily have to mean taking a day or week off but instead is something that we can simply build into small moments in our daily lives. I also share commo…
 
I've been working with clients for years to support their immune systems and live well with chronic illness and autoimmunity. With every single person, we work through the pillars of autoimmune health. This journey can feel confusing and overwhelming so that’s why it’s really important to seek out help and work in a framework that can be personaliz…
 
In today’s episode, we talk about habits: creating new habits and how to actually make them stick. I hear from so many people that they generally know what they should do, it’s just that they’re not doing it. This is not because you are a failure or due to a pure lack of motivation (although that’s often the messaging we receive). It’s because beha…
 
Our guest on this episode of The Live Well Podcast is a trailblazer when it comes to medicinal mushrooms, and he is one of the original people who brought medicinal mushrooms to the US market. Jeff Chilton studied ethnomycology at the University of Washington in the late 1960s. He then pursued work on a commercial mushroom farm in the late ‘70s. He…
 
Have you or someone you know taken acid-blocking drugs, particularly Proton Pump Inhibitors? In this episode, I talk about the dangers of PPIs and everything you need to know about these acid-reducing drugs including the effects they can have on our bodies. Tune in to learn more and if you want to support your gut in the most holistic and natural w…
 
On any healing journey, there are going to be ups and downs. Symptoms, bad days, and flare ups are to be expected. So I'm sharing a mini pep talk for when you’re having a bad symptom day. I find that sometimes we just need a reframe. We just need that support, and a little bit of perspective. I wanted you to have this in your back pocket so that an…
 
In this episode of The Live Well Podcast, we dive deeper into how our reality is shaped by our beliefs, and that through this understanding we can have the ability to co-create our lives. We’ll also explore how to uncover areas of your life where you might currently be blocked, and how to use this awareness to move through those blocks. I’m joined …
 
One of the most important pieces in making any behavior change stick for the long-term is knowing your why. In this episode of The Live Well podcast, I share the importance of understanding YOUR why and how this allows you to look beyond just the external factors when it comes to making lasting changes in your health choices. Without this, it can b…
 
In today’s episode of The Live Well Podcast, we are joined by The Jedi of Calm herself, Kathleen Booker. Kathleen is passionate about Conscious Connected Breathwork therapy and knows first-hand the energy, healing, peace, and joy it creates in one’s life. As a certified and insured Breathwork Coach, she has worked with many masters in the field of …
 
On this episode of the Live Well Podcast, I’ll be speaking with sisters Lauren Lee-Crane & Catherine Lee, founders of Semaine Health, about their experience with endometriosis and reducing period pain. Both Lauren and Catherine have had experiences with endometriosis throughout their lives, and they’re on a mission to normalize the conversation abo…
 
In this episode of The Live Well Podcast, I have special guest Murlene Joseph joining me. Murlene is a registered nurse, board-certified holistic nurse coach, and the founder of Myrrh Wellness. We talk about the importance of mindset on your healing journey. When Murlene was diagnosed with chronic illness, she had a hard time figuring out what to d…
 
In today’s episode, we explore the functional timeline which helps identify the root cause of a disease and how your history influences this. This is a very important tool, in my opinion, which is why I take all my clients through this at the very onset of our work together. We also talk about the ATMs or the antecedents, triggers, and mediators of…
 
In this episode, I talk about wellness burnout which I define as a state of increased stress and overwhelm that comes from the constant pursuit of health and wellness practices. We have good intentions, and then we start to feel like we need to do all of the things all of the time. So, if you’ve gone from bringing in helpful, supportive practices t…
 
Today I’ll talk about how I support my energy and productivity while working from home. To me, this is a very timely topic as most of us have shifted to a work-from-home setup over the past few months. I made this transition myself and had to create new habits & routines when I went from working in a hospital as an RN to taking on this business and…
 
In today’s episode, I share with you the things that I do on a daily basis to keep myself healthy - physically, mentally, and emotionally. It’s been a while since I shared what I do for my health on a daily basis! Those who have been following me will know that I never recommend anything to a client that I haven’t personally tested. I’m going to go…
 
This episode of The Live Well Podcast is a great discussion with Kelsey Cohrt about effective meal preparation. She is the founder of Northwest Health Coaching which helps people incorporate healthy eating habits and starting feeling good. We talk about how you can feed yourself, and of course, prepare meals in a straightforward manner. Kelsey also…
 
How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? Rested? Content? Anxious? Stressed? Overwhelmed? The morning is our golden opportunity to tune into where we are at in the present moment and consciously decide how we want to feel that day. One of my mentors calls it “deciding which bus to get on” in the morning that’s going to take you down a certa…
 
Have you ever found yourself following a diet plan or a protocol only to get bored or only last a few weeks before you “fall off the wagon” or revert back to your old way of doing things? Do you feel like you do ok when you’re on a strict guideline but the minute life happens and you travel, go out to eat or have a stressful day you fall back into …
 
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