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Healing Patients in this Time of Loneliness and Social Isolation

Social distancing is essential in helping flatten the COVID-19 curve but it’s also having a devastating effect on our patients’ physical, mental and spiritual health. Nearly half of American adults are feeling socially isolated from family and friends and are struggling to maintain their health, according to the Social Distancing Survey by Harris Poll. Social […]

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How To Combat Depression Caused By Isolation

Isolation is not our normal state. That fact has become abundantly clear these past few months as we have been relegated to socializing less frequently and using virtual means when we do. And while these are certainly necessary precautions during our current health crisis, the effects of isolation can be all too damaging. As we’ve […]

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A Move from Burnout Culture to Wellness Culture

Burnout. More and more, I am seeing colleagues, friends, and my patients fraying at the edges. Some are on the edge of burnout and some are already there. More than a year after COVID-19 first entered our vocabulary, we are still seeing its effects in ways we might not have predicted. Women are leaving the […]

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How the Right Relationships Can Help You Heal

Your personal support system consists of a number of relationships. These include your family, friends, doctor, pastor, neighbors, coworkers, boss and many others. They can support you, or they can add to your stress and burdens. An optimal interpersonal environment is made up of more positive relationships than burdensome ones. Those that are healing in […]

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A Re-Entry Plan to Maximize Resistance and Resilience

With vaccines continuing to be administered and the vaccination infrastructure being bolstered, businesses will, again, begin planning for re-opening as government officials lessen restrictions in the months to come. When this happens, you will have to make many choices every day about how to resume work and social relationships in the—what feels like another—”new normal.” Discussions […]

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How to Have a More Mindful Holiday Season

However you celebrated last year’s winter holidays, chances are good that you weren’t trying to avoid a global pandemic. Now, as you shop for gifts, get out your grandmother’s recipes or make plans for spiritual observance, current events might have you asking, “What’s the point?” But change gives us a chance to mix things up […]

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Self-Care in a Post-Pandemic World

It has been just over a month since our new survey was conducted and published by The Harris Poll on behalf of the Samueli Integrative Health Programs. Its findings have offered a unique insight into the state of self-care in the present and eventual post-pandemic world. The new survey we published asked 2,051 US adults […]

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When Less Means More: Less Medical Care Means More Self-Care

Unfortunately, COVID-19 isn’t the only thing that can make you sick these days. Luckily, as re-entry is becoming more common across the country, there are ways to “hack” your stay-at-home anxiety, improve your wellbeing and make sure you’re ready if social isolation comes around again. Jan, 76, and Isabella, 4, are years apart in age […]

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Survey: COVID-19 Spurs Increase in Self-Care

The vast majority of U.S. adults (80%) say they will be more mindful about practicing self-care regularly once the pandemic is over, according to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Samueli Integrative Health Programs. Nearly half of Americans (46%) also report that they are struggling to find ways to maintain […]

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Maximize Resistance and Resilience with These Re-Entry Plan Questions

As businesses begin to re-open and government officials lessen restrictions, you will have to make many choices every day about how to resume work and social relationships in the ‘new normal.’ Discussions about re-opening are creating a whole new set of rules and new reasons for anxiety. This is not easy or life as normal. […]

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