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Hope and strength can be found around us and inside of us. From green grass rising out of dark asphalt to the stomp of our feet and power in our bodies, inspiration is here, if we tune in and pay attention.
Trinh Mai

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Integrating Movement (or Relaxation) Breaks to Promote Well-being

Taking time throughout the day to move is a great way to add physical activity to your routine and carve out space to reflect and recover. Wellness programs manager Britta Trepp, College of Health Graduate student Karly Ackley and physical therapist Tasha Olsen walk us through the motions.

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.

Is My Grief Normal?

Grief feels terrible—but that doesn’t mean that all grieving is bad or abnormal. Katherine Supiano, Director, Caring Connections: A Hope and Comfort in Grief Program, helps explain what feelings and actions during grieving are normal—and what actions might be cause for concern.

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.

Vulnerability Is Not Weakness—It’s Why Our Patients Trust Us

Dentist Gary Lowder has spent the past 36 years working with patients who suffer from jaw disorders that result in chronic pain. As faculty in the School of Dentistry, he’s passing along the power of vulnerability as a patient trust-building exercise with his trainees.

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.

“Know My Name” – The Power of Small Gestures

It might seem basic, but just calling someone by their name is one of the most powerful forms of recognition a physician can give their team. Moran Vision Services administrative director Brent Price and physician and vice chair Norm Zabriskie share the many lessons they learned from putting employees’ voices at the center of resilience efforts.

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.

Why It Shouldn't Be So Hard To Talk About Suicide

The number one goal of the Zero Suicide initiative is to create a culture where we feel comfortable talking openly about suicide. Program manager Rachael Jasperson turns to U of U business school’s Eric VanEpps to learn the evidence-based case for overcoming our discomfort when discussing sensitive subjects.

Attach Your Own Oxygen Mask Before Assisting Others

Altruism and collectivism got us through the first year of Covid-19. Now what? As anger and resentment bubbles up on the frontline, VA internist Amy Cowan addresses our short fuse by sharing a simple practice for leading daily huddles to foster a bridge to better understanding.

How to Keep Your Cool When All of Your Buttons Have Been Pushed

Resiliency Center director Megan Call offers five simple and practical strategies to work through anger when all of your buttons have been pushed.

Helping Medical Students Care for Themselves So They Can Care for Others

M.ED host Kerry Whittemore speaks to Michelle Vo, director of Medical Student Wellness, about the mental health challenges many students face in medical school, as part of the Medical Education for the Practicing Clinician podcast series.