Category: Well-Being

A collection of blog posts related to all forms of well-being.

Prioritizing Demands on Your Time

All of us have demands on our time. Studying, working, caring for kids or parents, taking time for physical and mental health – these are just a few of the things that we have to manage, and that’s before we take time to do things for fun.  Patricia Kearns, PT’99 has learned how to maximize her […]

April 27, 2022

Reflections on Friendship from UNMC Best Friends

Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there. Unknown One of the most critical pieces of your support system, both in and out of graduate school, is friendship. Jed Hansen, PhD’21, APRN, FNP-C and Carli Zegers, PhD’19, APRN, FNP-BC became fast friends while going through their program […]

February 1, 2022

A Musical Interlude

We invite you to enjoy this special performance of “Hornpipe” from Handel’s Water Music, played by two members of the Nebraska Medical Orchestra; Jake Son and John Hao. This video is part of the UNMC Alumni Association and the UNMC Campus Wellness Program’s mini-series, the UNMC Talent Treasure Trove. These short videos are meant to […]

December 14, 2021

The Importance of Maintaining Connections with Classmates

Your UNMC classmates have been through a lot with you. You spent hours studying, stressed over exams — and celebrated being done with those exams — attended events together, and more. You stood next to one another at graduation and as each of you accomplished your goals. Jessica Semin, BSN’15, MPH’17, DNP’21 has stayed in […]

September 2, 2021

My Journey with Medicine, Psychiatry & Mental Health

By: Lauren Edwards, MD’13 On Medical School: I know some people aim to be doctors or surgeons since childhood, and while that’s wonderful, my path was very different. It felt very much like a winding journey through the wilderness, and I just followed my gut when I got to a fork in the road. I […]

August 4, 2021

What is Tai Chi?

This Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, learn about the ancient Chinese form of martial arts, Tai Chi. This practice has many health benefits and is an outcome-based program that decreases risk of falls in seniors. In this week’s Connections Project Blog, Holly Warth, RN, BSN, ’78, ’80 teaches us about Tai Chi, where it comes […]

May 26, 2021

Self Care & Maintaining Balance

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we know things have been especially difficult over the last year. On this week’s Connections Project Blog, Tunisia Ellis Penta, Clinical Perfusion’02 shares how she prioritizes her self-care, both mentally and physically, in order to maintain balance in her life.   If you are struggling with your mental health, you are […]

May 19, 2021

Going Outside to Help With the Stressors Inside

As healthcare professionals, most often the work you do is inside, all of the time, without the ability to even look out a window. Today Scott Sanderson, MPS, CCP, LP ’12 shares how he likes to get outside to help him deal with the stressors inside. If you live in Nebraska right now, it is […]

March 4, 2021

T3: Our Love is Here to Stay

Today we bring to you a video from our Talent Treasure Trove (T3) to offer you a 2-minute musical time out. Allow yourself the time to take the music in and free your mind to follow along and maybe even tap your foot to the beat. We hope that after you watch the video, you […]

November 4, 2020

Tips for Sustaining Your Calling

This week, we share insight from Jessica Semin, a UNMC alumna two times over and a current student in UNMC’s BSN to DNP program in the College of Nursing. She shares the tips she utilizes for sustaining her calling. Even though this was filmed before the pandemic, it still rings true today. “I think whenever […]

October 29, 2020