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Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.Sheryl M. Ness
Sheryl Ness, R.N., O.C.N., is a nurse educator for the Cancer Education Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She helps inform patients, families and caregivers about services and resources to help them through the cancer journey.
She has a master's degree in nursing from Augsburg College. In addition, she is an assistant professor of oncology at the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, and is certified as a specialist in oncology nursing. Sheryl has worked for more than 20 years at Mayo Clinic as an educator. She has a keen interest in the importance of the quality of life and concerns of people living with cancer.
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Take time to relax by reading
By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.
One of my favorite ways to relax is to sit with my favorite journal or book and lose myself in the contents.
Reading is a great way to escape to another place and time. In the process, your mind and body have a chance to relax.
How many times have you thought of just doing nothing but curling up on the couch with a good book, a cup of tea and a cozy blanket?
It can be the ultimate way to relax, be with yourself and forget about the stress around you. A book can take you places that you've never been.
As a cancer survivor, you may have used reading to get through the day many times ... while waiting for your doctor, while receiving chemotherapy, or simply as a way to relax your mind during times when your body needs a rest.
There are so many ways to incorporate the simple act of relaxing through reading. Feel free to share your favorite book or your experiences with reading and relaxation. I'd love to hear from you.blog index