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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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Gratitude

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.