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.
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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.

Resilience Toolkit

The U of U Health Resiliency Center shares a growing list of resources you and your team can use to continue building resilience together.

How to Support Your Teams During Omicron Surge

Chief Wellness Officer Amy Locke and Resiliency Center Director Megan Call share evidence-based discussion points and strategies informed by the collective wisdom of the last two years supporting U of U Health.

Build Affirming Health Care Spaces to Prevent Suicide with LGBTQ+ Youth

LGBTQ+ youth are at significantly higher risk for suicide and suicidal thoughts, and parents and providers need to know how to help. Pediatric psychologist Jessica Robnett and Transgender Program Coordinator Ariel Malan share best practices to care for this population.

Make Room for Discomfort to Work Through Disruption

When our world is turned upside down, we rush past our emotions to get over the pain and feel better. But this approach doesn’t allow us to actually work through the pain. Chaplain Saundra Shanti shares how to bolster our resilience by creating space for discomfort.

Thank You

It’s been quite a year—but we made it! The Accelerate Team is celebrating the small wins with some big engagement from across the globe. Thank you to all 158 contributors who shared valuable insights with the U of U Health community in 2021.

Psychological First Aid for Your Team

Frequent and meaningful communication is a hallmark of high-performing teams, and it matters even more during a crisis. The Resiliency Center’s Megan Call and Amy Locke share helpful resources and a list of prompts to connect your team.


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.

How to Set Boundaries

In a culture that values self-sacrifice, setting boundaries reinforces additional values, such as support and compassion. Social Worker and Director of Mindfulness Programming Trinh Mai shares practical tips for setting boundaries and speaking up.

Podcast Episode 103: Therapeutic Use of Psychedelics in Mental Health

Physicians Peter Weir and Benjamin Lewis discuss the therapeutic use of psychedelics in mental health. Diving into the history, scientific data, and trends, they explore how psychedelics can help people with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and trauma, to name a few.

Lifestyle Medicine: There's Never Been a Better Time to Take Care of Yourself

U of U Health Lifestyle Medicine Program physician leaders Rachel Goossen and Rich Doxey provide support for care teams that empowers patients to make positive changes to their daily habits and overall well-being.

Five Ways to Have a Serious Conversation

Palliative care physician Paige Patterson is an expert at having tough conversations. We asked how she engages patients about their wishes, worries, and plans for the future. For Paige, having a process makes serious conversations easier.