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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.

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.

Managing the Moment: When Anger Takes Over

Caring for our community has been our superpower throughout the pandemic. In this moment, however, our capacity for empathy is being challenged. Chief Wellness Officer Amy Locke shares four strategies to help keep your cool when emotions run high.

Four Ways Leaders Can Encourage Teams to Recover

Chief Wellness Officer Amy Locke shares practical strategies for leaders to address the real tension we’re feeling between the desire to take a break and the increasing workload.

No Really, How Are You?

Emergency Medicine physician Megan Fix shares her personal story of how the simple act of a colleague asking, “No really, how are you?” changed her life.

How to Find (or Reignite) Your Inspiration

After a year like none other, feeling inspired and motivated takes hard work. U of U Health’s Executive Director of University Hospital Service Lines & System Planning Alison Flynn Gaffney walks us through how to find and reignite inspiration and motivation.

Assess Your Stress–Where Are You on the Stress Continuum?

There may be light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, but that doesn’t mean the stressful days are behind us. Jean Whitlock, of the Resiliency Center, shares how you and your teams can assess your stress levels and identify ways to manage them.

Take a Break! The Case for Prioritizing Rest Breaks

Nurses are notorious for not taking breaks—the culture of their work environment doesn’t make it easy. Katrina Emery, a MICU charge nurse working on her doctor of nursing practice (DNP), sheds light on how to change culture to prioritize breaks to improve health and wellbeing.

Mindful Leadership: New Rules for Managing Stress

In health care, stress is a given. So how does a leader manage stress in this challenging environment? Director of Behavioral Health Adult Services Tracy Farley (above left) shares several techniques, including Code Lavenders: mindfulness exercises meant to help employees in high-stress situations.

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.

Team Burnout is Real: 3 Questions to Help Course Correct

Family Physician and Chief Wellness Officer Amy Locke outlines three questions to ask to help teams reduce burnout and get back on track.

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.