Building Unbreakable Resilience in Healthcare

Building Unbreakable Resilience in Healthcare

I have a friend who used to be a nurse. She was (and still is) empathetic, knowledgeable, committed, incredibly detail-oriented and caring — everything a patient could want or need in a healthcare professional. Her commitment was admirable, but over time it became clear that she was neglecting her own well-being. The endless hours and emotional strain took their toll, and she ultimately succumbed to burnout. Because she wasn’t proactive in mitigating the effects of [...]
Proceed with Caution: Ensuring the Health and Safety of your High-Risk Industry Employees

Proceed with Caution: Ensuring the Health and Safety of your High-Risk Industry Employees

Caution! What comes to mind when you see that word flashing in bold letters on a bright background? Most of us would slow down, avoid hazards and watch for workers. This is an obvious sign that protects certain workers, but it doesn’t begin to address the unseen hazards many workers face. How do leaders ensure employee safety when a caution sign isn’t enough?  Regardless of the types of high-risk situations your employees encounter, it is [...]
Building Mental Resilience: The Foundation of Well-Being

Building Mental Resilience: The Foundation of Well-Being

From our first breath to our first steps to our first inevitable bumps, bruises and scrapes, we are taught to protect our bodies. Most of us enter this world with the help of doctors and nurses as we get our first glimpse of the exciting, and somewhat terrifying, world we will spend the rest of our days living in.   From that first hospital visit, we continue to return for preventative care. We endure being poked [...]
Don’t Get Trapped by Toxic Productivity: Break the Cycle for Success

Don’t Get Trapped by Toxic Productivity: Break the Cycle for Success

My grandpa was a workaholic.  And his family and community applauded him for it. They would say things like, “he is a great provider” or “he is working hard for his family”. And it was true. His workaholic ways allowed my grandmother to stay home and raise the kids, but his well-being paid the price. He spent his golden retirement years in poor health and living with regrets. Family and friends will intervene with an [...]
Revitalize Change Fatigue in the Workplace by Embracing and Accepting It

Revitalize Change Fatigue in the Workplace by Embracing and Accepting It

Depending on the circumstances, change can be either exhilarating or excruciating.  During the autumn months, people travel from all around the world to witness the incredible changing colors of the leaves in Maine. The change from lush greens to vibrant reds and oranges is a sight to behold and one that is anticipated by many all year long. On the other hand, countless people remain employed at jobs they hate because the thought of a [...]