Category: Well-Being

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

Advice to Young Professionals with Underrepresented Identities

Aurora Le, PhD, MPH’16 shares advice to students, recent grads and other young professionals who come from underrepresented backgrounds. She acknowledges the experience of imposter syndrome and importance of finding support from others. SfLy uWp ttTUWHzmw J nFFxq

September 28, 2022

Saving Time & Feeling Better Through Meal Prep

In the busy lives of students and working professionals, it can be hard to find time to make and eat healthy meals. Logan Franck, PharmD’17 and his wife have found a solution that works for them – advance meal prep. In just a few hours each week, Dr. Franck has all of his meals planned […]

September 21, 2022

The Benefits of Yoga & Meditation

We know some of you attended UNMC Goat Yoga last week and the photos were so fun! Yoga is one form of mindfulness that Brandy Sundberg BS’02, RT(R), RDMS shares about in the blog today. Brandy has been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years and is a yoga instructor. She shares the physical and mental […]

August 31, 2022

The Importance of Mental Health

We have shared a lot this month about mental health and how important it is to take care of yourself. Remember: It’s important to check in with yourself. It’s important to take breaks. It’s important to recognize signs of burnout. It’s okay to ask for help. You are not alone. Current doctoral student and College […]

May 26, 2022

Tips to Handle Burnout

Burnout is a form of exhaustion caused by constantly feeling swamped. In many cases, burnout is related to one’s job. Burnout happens when you’re overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to keep up with life’s incessant demands. According to WebMD Many of us have experienced burnout. Now, in our third year of the pandemic, it is no […]

May 18, 2022

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