By acknowledging our inner experiences, fostering benevolence towards ourselves, and sharing our suffering, we are more likely to keep a growth mindset and learn through difficult experiences.
Jean Whitlock, Trinh Mai, Megan Call, and Jake Van Epps

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Healing the Healers: Strategies to Reduce Moral Distress in Nursing

Recent Ph.D. graduate Natasha Ansari addresses gaps in nursing training regarding the moral distress inherent in patient care and provides insights for educators and strategies for bedside management.

Better U: How to Understand the Impact of Stress and Burnout on Your Team

Resiliency Center Director and clinical psychologist Megan Call explains how leaders can use Better U survey data to understand how stress and burnout impacts their team and provides ways to take appropriate action.

Joy in Work (Wellness Champions) Program

The Resiliency Center's Joy in Work Program offers individuals, teams and leaders An improvement-science framework to foster wellbeing in the workplace.


GME Wellness Director Rob Davies explores the practice of gratitude journaling—writing down “three good things” every day for two weeks. This simple exercise can profoundly impact your overall sense of wellbeing.

Is This Normal? What to Do With the Stress in Your Body

We’re all managing unprecedented stress and fear. What is “normal” right now? How do I cope? Social worker Jean Whitlock describes how our body protects us and offers some strategies to help.

Why is Behavior Change So Hard?

Health care professionals are unique: Not only do we have to work on our own behavior change, we often have to influence the behavior change of others—our patients. Director of U of U Health’s Resiliency Center Megan Call explains why it’s so challenging and provides steps to make it easier.

What Happens When You are Named in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

As health care workers, being named in a malpractice lawsuit is an inevitable and incredibly stressful part of our work. Molly McLaughlin, Jake Van Epps, and Tiffany Glasgow guide us through what it’s like to be involved in a malpractice lawsuit and how to navigate the emotional impact by seeking help from local resources.

The Four Elements Meditation

Well-being expert and physician David Sandweiss explores the tangible sensations of earth, water, fire, and wind within you. Each element guides your awareness to the solidity of your bones, the fluidity of your breath, the warmth of your being, and the gentle breeze of your breath. By immersing yourself in these elemental experiences, you'll cultivate a profound sense of presence and gratitude for the miraculous intricacies of your own existence.

Leader Guide to Referring Employees to Mental Health Support

Leaders at U of U Health face a challenging task when their employees encounter emotional crises or seek mental health support. Uncertainty about the appropriate steps is natural, but this quick guide offers tailored tips and resources to swiftly connect employees to the necessary support and care, ensuring their well-being is prioritized.

Three Mindful Breaths: A Simple Practice for Daily Well-being

Well-being expert and physician David Sandweiss explores the art of mindful breathing. By incorporating just three conscious breaths into our day, we can transform the way we experience the world, offering a path to clarity, calm, and a deeper connection with the present moment.

Grief in Healthcare: Understanding and Coping

Caregivers in healthcare are often exposed to loss and grief. These experiences can leave us feeling sad, emotionally exhausted, and unsure how to proceed. Associate Director of the Resiliency Center Jake Van Epps helps us learn what to expect and strategies for recovery.

Coping with Trauma in Healthcare: A Guide for Caregivers

Caregivers in healthcare are often exposed to intense injury, horrific or gruesome experiences, or death. These traumatic experiences can leave us with a stress injury. Associate Director of the Resiliency Center Jake Van Epps shares what to expect and strategies for recovery.