HAPPY NEW YOU! 
Be a "Glass half full" kind of person this year!
Of all the amazing distinctions of being a person rather than a tree or even an animal is that we have PERCEPTION and WILLPOWER. We can consider any situation, any "reality", any emotion...and make judgements about how we will react and respond.There are many changes afoot in America this year, as in every national election year. Many of us are happy and many are dismayed. Such is the nature of making choices: there are winning and losing choices; not everyone gets a trophy, but we all have the power to choose. And in that, we have personal integrity!

 Let's use our willpower in only positive, healthy ways this year! Eating well, exercising and sleeping well, investing in relationships that matter, going the second mile on our jobs, and believing, no matter what, that we are the most blessed country on the planet! In spite of our strong differences and perceptions. We are FAMILY, and therefore, we squabble and fuss, bicker and pout. But as far as the rest of the world knows, we are the UNITED STATES and will stand together to protect and enjoy our awesome freedoms!
Let's do a fast Resolution Performance Check, shall we....
Before we say goodbye to January 2017, we owe it to ourselves to at least give a passing glance at those LIFE CHANGING, GUARANTEED TO PUT US OVER THE TOP resolutions we made on December 31st. That way, when February rolls around, we won't feel as guilty because - hey - we gave it our best shot and decided to move on!

Here are some other winning resolutions:
  • Write out everything you did last night; and at the beginning, write "STOP..." (Pete Holmes)
  • I'd love to say "New year, new me!" but I'm only 2 stamps away from my free meal on my KFC loyalty card. Hate to waste that! (Simon Lennon)
  • My 2017 New Year's Resolution is to improve my low self esteem; but I just don't think I can do it! (Adrienne Airhart)
      • My New Year's Resolution is to simply remember to write 2017 and not 2016. (Petra Snow)
      • I'm not really a New Year's Resolution person/ I'm more of a "get really motivated to change my whole life at 3 am on a Tuesday" person! (Liza)
"When America is united, America is totally unstoppable." 
                 President Donald J. Trump 
As the entire world watched, our nation did what we have done for 220 years since John Adams replaced George Washington as President and Commander in Chief: we peacefully transferred the leadership of our nation from one administration to another. It happened in a few minutes. With dignity and integrity, respect and hope. We extend best wishes and gratitude to the departing president, Barak Obama; and share great expectations and hope for our new president, Donald J. Trump. 
"God Bless the USA!" - Lee Greenwood
The Case Managers Corner
Anne Llewellyn, RN-BC, MS, BHSA, CCM, CRRN

Welcome to the Case Manager's Corner. As a case management leader in South Florida, I will be sharing information specifically for case managers who work in the area of workers compensation. Today, nurse case managers are viewed as essential members of the healthcare team. Whether you work as a field case manager or a telephonic case manager, your role is to educate and empower injured workers so they understand their diagnosis and care plan, have the resources they need to progress in treatment and have the opportunity to return to gainful employment. This is not an easy task even for the seasoned nurse case manager, especially in today's complex healthcare environment.
The Case Management Society of America, the largest and oldest national organization for those involved in case management, asked the past presidents of the organization to share their thoughts on the core competencies nurse case managers need to possess in order to be successful.
The article delivered important information that nurse case managers can use to improve their practice. I want to share the article with you, in this week's Case Managers Corner, so you can incorporate the recommendations into your practice. Click here to access the CMSA Today article which begins on page 12. Please feel free to share this newsletter with your colleagues.

Was "Detox my body" a New Year's Resolution?
The Super Green DETOX Smoothie

Powerful detox action doubles as a delicious shake from Prevention Magazine online. Celery andparsley are diuretics that help wash toxins from your body. Kale and mango are superfoods bursting with nutrition that support your cleanse. ( Serves 2) 
1¼ C. chopped kale leaves (no stems or tough ribs)
1¼ C. frozen cubed mango
2 medium ribs celery, chopped
1 C. chilled fresh orange juice
¼ C, chopped flat-leaf parsley
¼ C. chopped fresh mint

COMBINE all ingredients in blender or juicer; PUREE until smooth.
POUR into chilled glasses.
NUTRITION (per serving): 160 cal, 3 g protein, 39 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 0.5 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 56 mg sodium

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