The Gift of a Full Night’s Sleep

By Jennifer Cochran Executive Liaison Sometimes there are nights where you just can’t get to sleep. Or you fall asleep easily, but wake up in the early hours, and are suddenly wide awake. Is there anything as frustrating as tossing and turning for half the night? Dreading how tired you’re going to be the next day if you don’t get … Read More

A Meditation to Help Conquer Cravings!

Do you want to transform your health, but find that cravings sabotage your best intentions to make nutritious food choices? When you are stressed, do you want to reach for something sweet, salty, or “comforting” rather than a bowl of kale and quinoa? If stress is persistent in your life, you may feel out of control about your eating – … Read More

Take Back Control of your Sleep!

Are you one of the millions of Americans who struggle with getting to sleep at night? Or do you fall asleep easily but have trouble staying asleep? All of us long for quality sleep, but many find that life frequently intervenes to make it harder and harder to experience. In our increasingly 24/7 world, insistent devices, bright screens and stressful … Read More

Mindful Eating – and our Free Audios – Build Mindfulness

Mindful eating – and our free audios – building your mindfulness If you’re one of the many people today interested in developing mindfulness to become a better leader, or maybe even to just boost your wellbeing, this blog is for you. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Massachusetts, defines mindfulness as “paying attention … Read More

Resilience Assessments Reveal Risks to Employees and Organizations

By Kathy Cox Chief of Staff, Director of Communications & Operations Though burnout and trauma exposure have different causes and symptoms – and require different interventions and remedies – it’s well established that both are highly toxic to the wellbeing, resilience, and health of employees. Particularly concerning is that those “helpers” working in demanding environments – humanitarian aid workers, armed … Read More

New White Paper Offers Insights on Supporting Employees’ Behavioral Health

Nancy Spangler, PhD Most employers don’t realize that a significant percentage of people with symptoms of a mental health or substance use condition doesn’t receive appropriate treatment. Instead, they suffer in silence, which creates struggles across many areas of life – including their engagement and performance and work. Our mental health can decline, just as our physical health can. Mental … Read More

Employee Input Is Key to Mitigating Burnout and Trauma

Kathy Cox Chief of Staff, Director of Communications & Operations Though burnout and trauma exposure have different causes and symptoms – and require different interventions and remedies – it’s well established that both are highly toxic to the wellbeing, resilience, and health of employees. Particularly concerning is that those “helpers” working in demanding environments – our physicians and nurses, social … Read More

Reflections on 9/11 and the Suffering of Our Helpers

Siddharth Ashvin Shah, M.D., M.P.H. Founder and CEO Although it’s been two weeks since the anniversary and remembrances of 9/11, I find myself still reflecting on how it changed the lives of so many, including my own. The horrors of that day occurred only two months after I started my residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC. For me, once … Read More

Flatlined Connectedness: Reviving Healthcare Teams in a Disconnected Culture

Insights from Nancy Spangler, PhD  In our first blog in the Connectedness Series, we discussed the benefits and drawbacks that the advancement of technology has on connectedness in the workplace especially as it impacts the healthcare arena. However, technology is impacting connectedness in many workplaces, which makes us ask, “What is unique about physicians?” The presenters I heard suggested that … Read More

Conferences Point Out Need for Connectedness

Insights from Nancy Spangler, PhD This spring was a season filled with conferences. I’ve written about the NAHCPC’s conference previously, where our panel discussed the importance of caring for caregivers. Other conferences I participated in included two with a focus on the workplace, where I presented or led a panel for the American Psychiatric Association Foundation’s Center for Workplace Mental … Read More

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