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How Chicago Nurse Darvece Monson Turns Her Pain Into A Passion To Help Others fight Kidney Disease....

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DARVECE A. MONSON: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & FOUNDER OF "More Than Your Kidneys  A couple of months ago I had to the pleasure of being honored for my work in the health care industry by the Chicago TACTS Organization for the 2016 Henrietta Lacks Award at Mercy Hospital. I was in complete shock when I received the call saying that they wanted to honor me for my work with women and my contribution to the healthcare industry. Little did I know when I went to the reception to be honored that I would meet this amazing nurse by the name of Darvece  Monson. We connected right away because she had such an amazing spirit and energy. We both talked about our work in health care and how much we love what we do. During the award's presentation I had a chance to hear Darvece's story and how she turned her trails into a testimony and her pain into passion for helping others. I sat down and talk to Darvece so she can give me more insight about her story and her message. Check out th…

Here's Why You Should Take A Mental Break

The Brain is a very powerful tool and functions better then any computer system ever could. The same way you shut down your Mac computer so it can rest and re-boot when it needs too, is the same way you have to shut down your brain and rest. Your brain controls everything in your body. It controls your organs, your thoughts, it tells you when to speak and when to shut- up. The brain is one of the most sophisticated organs in the body. You can't live without a brain. People can survive without a kidney, a liver, a limb, and even live with an artificial heart, but you can't survive without a brain. This is why it is so important to give the brain the rest it needs to function properly.

If you don't give the brain rest and take time for you to relax , then you will experience mental burn out. Are there times you are feeling overwhelmed, sad, or can't properly think? You may be experiencing what's called mental burnout. You may need a  complete mental break. I can per…