Category: Well-Being

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

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

A Clarinet Performance to Soothe the Senses

Suzanne Haney, MD, a child abuse pediatrician at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, shares her musical talents with us in this clarinet performance. She dedicates this to all of us and the difficulties that we are going through. This video originally appeared […]

July 15, 2020

Inspiration Through Music

Music is beautiful not only to listen to, but to play–as a form of artistic expression. Music heals, provides joy, excitement and a range of emotions to lift and inspire those listening. Take a few minutes to let the music flow into your day to entertain or provide background music as you create and innovate […]

June 24, 2020

Self-Care Tips in the midst of a Pandemic

Over the last several months, our lives have changed in drastic ways. Whether you are on the front lines imaging COVID patients, a health care professional facing furlough, a manager having to cut jobs, a student struggling to complete program requirements or an educator scrambling to teach remotely, these changes can cause increased anxiety and […]

June 19, 2020

A Violin Solo

This week, we have another talent to share with you from the UNMC Talent Treasure Trove–a beautiful violin solo from third-year MD/MBA student, Ellie Rizzo. So…take a couple of minutes to let the music enlighten your soul and give you a burst of new energy to continue on with your day. If you have a […]

June 11, 2020