Adding a little more play to your day not only brings happiness, it relieves stress, improves our ability to learn, and can create stronger connections to others and the world around us.
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The Problem With A Culture of Giving 110%

University of Utah Health social worker and director of mindfulness programming Trinh Mai partners with chaplain Saundra Shanti to explore a new way to manage the exhaustion we feel: permission to give 20% less.

Tips for New Faculty: What I Wish I Knew When I Joined the U

Being new is hard. Often for new faculty, it means adjusting to a new state, new team, new patients, and a new organizational culture. We asked hospitalists Ryan Murphy and Valerie Vaughn and surgeon Ellen Morrow for tips that only come from a little time under the belt.

Four Ways to Manage Our Horizon Conflict

As pandemic restrictions continue to lift, we in health care find ourselves in a fix. While some take extended vacations, others continue to work their tails off. The Resiliency Work Group's Megan Call and Mari Ransco share a metaphor—the horizon conflict—to help explain how to manage this moment.

A Path to Achieving Practice Efficiency

Family physician and Resiliency Center co-director Amy Locke draws from personal experience and evidence-based research that supports two approaches for making your practice more efficient.

Wellness Champion Program

The Resiliency Center's Wellness Champion Program is excited to offer a program filled with resources centered around managing stress, reducing burnout, and optimizing well-being.

Using Emotion Coaching to Build a Peer Support Culture

Emotion coaching is a skill that can help validate a person’s experience—but it takes practice. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to use this important skill with patients, co-workers, family members and friends.

What I’m reading: Atomic Habits

Whether your goals are health, financial, or work-related, the Resiliency Center’s Betsy Holm shares how Atomic Habits can help you develop a system in your life to accomplish what it is you want to achieve.

Add a Little Play to Your Day

Feeling stressed? Maybe you should decompress. Recreational therapist Holly Badger and training specialist MaryAnn Young outline three expert ways to add a little more play to your day.

Seven Ways to Actively Build Trust

Trust within our teams and organization is imperative to meet the needs of those we serve. Resiliency Center Social Worker Jamuna Jones shares seven ways to explore trust, courtesy of Dr. Brené Brown.

Meditate While You Wait—Reducing Pain for Patients and Providers

Mindfulness and Integrative Health researcher Adam Hanley and colleagues have shown integrating brief mindfulness practices into a variety of patient care settings can reduce pain, medication use, and improve patient satisfaction. Here’s how to try it out in your own practice.

Setting the Stage for Psychological Safety: 6 Steps for Leaders

Creating psychological safety for your team is a process that takes time, vulnerability from you as a leader, and collaboration from others. Psychiatrists Jen O’Donohoe and Kristi Kleinschmit share 6 practical next steps for when psychological safety might be a little off on your team.

If Covid-19 is a Marathon, How Do I Recover?

As our health care system continues to address pandemic-related employee burnout and fatigue, we can apply simple strategies to enhance our own recovery. Psychologist Megan Call and physical therapist Keith Roper return to a previous marathon analogy to share five recovery strategies for individuals and teams.