On episode 298 of The Nurse Keith Show career and healthcare podcast, Keith interviews nurse and Life and Recovery Coach Tiffany Swedeen of RecoverandRise.com. The conversation centers on why it’s so very important for the work we do as healthcare professionals to remain fully aligned with our personal values and well-being.

Tiffany is a Registered Nurse and Certified Life and Recovery Coach, working in a medical ICU and as a clinical instructor. A survivor of job burnout and substance use disorder, she passionately advocates for nurses to embrace self-care. Tiffany is a mom, writer, meditator, and VW van road-tripper. She proudly lives “sober out loud”.

On her website, Recover and Rise, Tiffany writes:

Addiction does not discriminate. I know. As an educated, athletic single mom and highly functional registered nurse, I still found myself gripped by addictions to opiates and alcohol in my early 30’s. Desperately searching to find a way out of the dark, I tried various treatments but struggled to find one that resonated with my values. Unwilling to settle or subscribe to a program that wasn’t meaningful in my life, my search led me to lasting recovery through a shift in the way I relate to my thoughts and myself. I came to understand that the substances aren’t the problem – they are a coping mechanism that inevitably quit working – not to mention caused some severe consequences in my life! I used drugs and alcohol to numb, escape, and avoid situations that felt too painful, scary or uncomfortable to deal with.

I experienced a significant transformation when I started practicing mindfulness, and learned how to make healthier choices one breath, and one moment at a time. Since then, I’ve been consistently moving towards a life of Radical Self Love!
My recovery journey started years ago, and I’ve been officially “Sober Out Loud” since May 2016 – advocating, writing, and connecting with a purpose!

I look forward to connecting with you on your journey

Cheers & Gratitude!


       Cassie the Wonder Dog,             Tiffany’s stalwart canine                       companion


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Nurse KeithIn case you didn’t already know, Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, keynote and motivational speaker, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. From 2012 until its sunset in 2017, Keith co-hosted RNFMRadio, a groundbreaking nursing podcast. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram—as well as at NurseKeith.com.
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