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If you can identify the small things that make big impacts, you may be able to quickly make some big wins while decreasing stress, increasing a feeling of control, and helping to build a culture of wellbeing.
Amy Locke

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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.

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.

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.

How to Practice Self-compassion for Resilience and Well-being

We can be so hard on ourselves. Contributors from the Resiliency Center share how self-compassion, the practice of being kind and fair to yourself during times of stress, can improve your well-being and resilience.

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.

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.

Use This Technique to Reduce Stress and React With Compassion

COVID-19 and social unrest have brought about heightened stress and trauma for our health care community. Nurse manager Bernice Tenort provides a simple exercise to help employees and teams pause, think critically, and respond compassionately when stress levels increase.

Am I Really a Hero? I'm Just Doing My Job

For many in health care, the heroic expectations brought on by the pandemic present internal conflicts that threaten our well-being. Director of psycho-oncology at Huntsman Cancer Hospital Paul Thielking and social worker Megan Whitlock examine this conflict and provide strategies for attending to our own needs.

The Coronavirus Hits Home

Terry Tempest Williams is a Utah native, writer, naturalist, activist, educator—and patient. Terry’s brother Hank Tempest fell sick with Covid-19 in early March and is now recovering in the desert. In this fifteenth dispatch, Terry interviews Hank.