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articles by: Eileen Spillane

How Nurses (and Other Caregivers) Can Add More Balance to Their Lives

This week I was a guest speaker to several different nursing groups where I spoke on the subject of living a more balanced life. One thing that all caregivers have in common is trying to stay healthy.…

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How Buddhism Helped Me Find a Better ‘Career’

For many years I dismissed investigating the Buddha's teaching of Right Livelihood on the noble eight-fold path. The Buddha encouraged his followers to make a living in a way that does not cause harm …

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5 Things All New Nurses Should Know

I've learned a thing or two from my 25 years of nursing. Since it's National Nurses Week, I thought I'd share some tips for new graduates that I've picked up along the way in this challenging yet rewa…

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about Eileen Spillane

In addition to a rich background of twenty-five years in nursing, Eileen is also trained as an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a holistic/integrative medicine specialty from NYU. She is a graduate of the four-year healing program, Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Eileen is a certified integral coach from New Ventures West.  She is a long time meditator and student of Buddhism and teaches meditation. She works with nurses and nursing students individually and in groups to create and maintain balance so that nurses may live fulfilling lives.  She also inspires nurses through classes, speaking at conference, consulting with hospitals and maintains a weekly blog at The Balanced Nurse.

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