In honor of National Nurses Week, I have been looking through my photos for interesting pictures of nurses. This one is from the American Holistic Nurses Association annual meeting in Snowbird, Utah last June. It shows nurses having fun and letting loose. Self care is so important for nurses and everyone else. Laughter really is the best medicine. Every year the AHNA conference always includes some “nurture the nurse” time to remind us to intentionally care for ourselves if we want to care for others.And I can’t think of a better way to care of myself than dancing and laughter with friends. Well, there’s also meditation, reading a good book, napping, hiking, exercise, positive thinking, getting a massage…. Taking care of myself is a big job!