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Rate Your Resilience

Rate Your Resilience

Resilience is defined as, “the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity. The ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy,” according to...

Quick Tip: Combat the Winter Blues by Staying Active

Quick Tip: Combat the Winter Blues by Staying Active

It’s that time of year – the time when we can get a serious case of the winter blues. Staying active can help you stay positive and keep your blood flowing even on the coldest days. But who wants to go outside in this weather?! Here are some warm places you can stay...

Laughter at Work

Laughter at Work

As healthcare professionals, you may have heard and seen the benefits a positive attitude can bring to healing. You might have even been brought up with the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.”  However, laughter doesn’t have to be just for our patients. Laughing...

Preventing Empathic Distress

Preventing Empathic Distress

Why All the Hype about Compassion? It is well documented that those of us who work in healthcare are prone to high levels of stress, one form of which has been called “compassion fatigue.” That is a misnomer for a stress reaction more accurately called “empathic...

Sympathy vs. Empathy

Sympathy vs. Empathy

Feeling sympathy and empathy are normal for those of us who work in the health care industry, but what is the difference between the two? Sympathy includes the caring or concern for someone else, along with a desire to see their situation improve. Expressing sympathy...

Quick Tip: Breathe, just breathe

Quick Tip: Breathe, just breathe

If you are anxious, stressed, having trouble sleeping, concentrating, or are in pain, breathe. We all know that we need oxygen to survive. Oxygen provides many life-saving and life-enhancing functions that are way too complicated for me to describe or even understand!...

Work-Life Balance: Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?

Work-Life Balance: Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?

Work-life balance means something different to everyone and it’s essential to ask yourself why work-life balance is important to you. Clearly defining its importance can boost motivation to support and maintain your own definition of work-life balance. Start by using...

Valentine’s Day; Causing Troubles Since the Middle Ages

Valentine’s Day; Causing Troubles Since the Middle Ages

It’s been said that Valentine’s Day is the most financially lucrative holiday of the year in the United States. It’s also known as the “greeting card” holiday for couples.  What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?  For some it’s a reminder that they are single which can...

Managing Feelings

Managing Feelings

  Which of these three can you directly change: thoughts, feelings or behaviors? It isn’t your feelings even though it would be so convenient if we could! Have you ever tried to be happy when you are sad? Or calm when you are afraid? While we can’t change how we...