We hear this time and again, but remember: you’re not alone. Sometimes in health care we get siloed. I’m sharing my story because I want to connect with others who are experiencing this unparalleled frustration. Whether we’re connected by our suffering or success, we’re experiencing these emotions together.
Jennifer Jones

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Using Check-In Questions to Promote Well-Being

Wellness Champions use prompts to check-in during meetings, team huddles, hand-offs, etc. Learn this simple way to help your team reconnect to purpose, be more engaged, focused, and cohesive.

Embrace Love of Self

Arlais Rune, contracting officer for the Office of Sponsored Projects, shares a haiku she wrote about her journey of self-acceptance and how listening to and validating others leads to a much more authentic, vibrant community.

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.

How Is the Solution

Medical Informatics student Skyler Morrise reflects on the care he received as a patient with a rare birth defect and his transgender journey. He hopes for a future where providers use a more multidisciplinary approach when treating patients with unique needs to create an environment where quality of care is the priority—despite a lack of explanation for the obstacles providers and patients may face together.

Incorporating Wellness and Integrative Health into Your Practice

From the moment a patient steps into a doctor’s office, we’re trained to ask one question: “What is this patient’s primary problem?” Rebecca Wilson Zingg, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Assistant Professor in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Division, shares how a lens on integrative health and wellness can supplement conventional medical practice and this problem-based approach.

Hitting the Wall During COVID-19: New Ways of Discovering our Well-being

What can happen when a pandemic meets medicine’s existing culture of overwork? Burnout. Pediatrician Diane Liu, radiologist Yoshimi Anzai, and family medicine physician Amy Locke provide three ways to re-engineer the workday to address clinician well-being during COVID-19 and beyond.

Missing Sounds of Primary Children’s

Tiffany Glasgow, Division Chief of Inpatient Medicine, offers her perspective for phasing back into the workplace and the differences she notices in the hospital environment.

Prescribing Mindfulness in Clinical Settings

With so much going on around the world and in our daily lives, our brains are constantly in overdrive. Mindfulness educator and social worker Trinh Mai explores what practitioners across U of U Health and the VA are doing to help their patients and teammates take a mental break and respond courageously in these times.

Something Deeper Than Hope

Terry Tempest Williams is a Utah native, writer, naturalist, activist, educator—and patient. She reflects on this moment on the threshold of what’s next as the country reopens in this last dispatch from the desert.

Five Ways Our Culture of Wellness is Working During COVID-19

Family Medicine physician and co-director of the Resiliency Center Amy Locke outlines five ways U of U Health’s strategic commitment to well-being is paying off during COVID-19.

Learning to Sit with Death and Loss

For many, the effects of COVID-19 are proving to be unprecedented—from losing a sense of certainty and security to losing loved ones. Harvard Graduate School of Education student Niharika Sanyal reflects on the uncertainty of death, taking a moment to sit with the loss and grief of this difficult time.

Yellow Daffodils & One Obituary Writer

Terry Tempest Williams is a Utah native, writer, naturalist, activist, educator—and patient. She takes us into the current world of Boston Globe obituaries editor Bryan Marquard, and why shared grief can be endured grief.