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Resiliency Challenge #5: Upgrade your Sleep

Posted by Jane McLeod on May 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 I recently learned the term “Sleep Hygiene." It has nothing to do with brushing your teeth, or bathing, prior to going to bed at night, but rather the care you take to protect your sleep in a myriad of ways. The strictest of definitions is the habits and practices you form daily, to sleep well nightly.

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Topics: resiliency, sleep, stress reduction

Resiliency Challenge #4: Learned Optimism

Posted by Jane McLeod on Apr 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM
We hope you accepted our resiliency  challenge for leaders in January 2018!  If you had, here is what you have already achieved in the first quarter of 2018: 
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Topics: Positivity, resiliency, stress reduction

Resiliency Challenge #3: A Practice of Mindfulness and Awe

Posted by Jane McLeod on Mar 7, 2018 8:02:00 AM

Remember how our mothers use to chide us and say, "You should try to stop and smell the roses once in a while honey." Well, advances in technology have combined with advances in our stress!

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Topics: resiliency, stress, mindfulness, stress reduction

Challenge 12: The 2017 Leadership Challenge

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Dec 12, 2017 7:44:00 AM

"There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither."  - Alan Cohen

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Topics: healthcare, Positivity, resiliency, self care, Leadership skills, health, stress reduction

Fight the holiday whirlwind! Focus on YOU.

Posted by Jane McLeod on Dec 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Leaders already have a superhero complex. We already think that we can handle more than any other human being on earth. The holiday season REALLY brings out that particular personality trait in all of us. It takes real consideration and a BIG reality check to make sure the holidays do not leave you in the worst whirlwind of the year. Remember, you are not Batman (he had Robin to do his shopping, I am sure), or even Martha Stewart. It’s Martha’s JOB to make the rest of us look inept! You are a human being, with lots of daily responsibilities, to a lot of people.  Work does not slow down this time of the year. Your responsibilities are the same at work, and your home life is amped up with even more responsibilities.  How are you going to manage??

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Topics: dear stress, stress reduction, healthy eating

Resiliency: Discovering The Power Within

Posted by Jane McLeod on Oct 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

“Those with tenacity, dedication, and a strong sense of responsibility are subject to burnout.” -Bryan Sexton, Duke Patient Safety Center)  

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Topics: resiliency, stress, stress reduction

Make yourself whole again

Posted by Jane McLeod on Sep 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 We are what we eat. The nutritionists and dietitians we all know and love have been right all along. They have never strayed from that message, and finally they are vindicated that the rest of us are listening.

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Topics: stress reduction, healthy eating

Mindfulness: A Hack for Life and Leadership

Posted by Jane McLeod on Aug 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM

We look forward to summer as a time when we can relax, unwind, and enjoy ourselves. As the song goes, “summertime and the living's easy.” So…how’s it going? Is your expectation of summer aligning with your lived experience? Or are you noticing that more than half of summer is gone, and you don’t know how that could have happened?

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Topics: work-life balance, mindfulness, stress reduction

Plants that can help destress you. Find your inner gardener.

Posted by Meg Whiteford on Jul 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Just being outside, whether you’re gardening, exercising, or simply taking a stroll, is a great mood booster. But getting your hands dirty in the garden is so effective at combating depression, stress, and anxiety that it’s often used in “horticultural therapy” at psychiatric hospitals.

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Topics: health, stress reduction, gardening

Producing Awe In Your Daily Life

Posted by Jane McLeod on Jul 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Frantic to-do lists with 43 items. An expectation of self that all will get done in one day.

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Topics: dear stress, mindfulness, stress reduction, Meditation, awe, producing, daily life

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Mediocrity can be replaced by greatness!

We write, teach, and coach to inspire positive, proactive, results-oriented leadership. While we have a passion for (and lots of experience with!) healthcare organizations, most topics we write about can be helpful to any individual, team, or organization that is striving for greatness. Cheers! Jane & Sue

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