Emergency Physicians: highest level of burnout among all medical specialties As an advocate for Emergency Physicians, Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP, President of the American College of Emergency Physicians, supports a balanced, holistic approach to well being. Discover how well being can be learned by studying Noah's Ark, from his [...]
Recently, our 3.2 pound teeny tiny Toy Poodle, Bubbles, had to be rushed to the Vet ER. In a panic, I left work with visions of making the tough decision to put her to sleep. Our family pet, or as my daughter likes to call her, our smallest family member, has been a precious addition to our home for over 11 years, providing [...]
Laughter Really CAN Be the Best Medicine It may be a myth a typical child laughs 300 to 500 times a day, while most adults laugh only about 15 times a day, but it IS true kids tend to laugh a LOT more than most adults. But does this really matter for your overall well being?
Volunteering builds overall well being by serving others This helps to feed multiple dimensions of your life, including your emotional, relational, spiritual and can even boost your physical well being, depending on the volunteering activity you choose.
Characteristics of Healthy Relationships To have overall holistic well being, it is important to have well being in the Relational dimension. How many of the following attitudes and behaviors are present in your relationships?
You know the drill; two busy careers, kids who need support, house, car, pets, aging parents to be taken care of, community activities. All good things, but where is the time left in busy lives to nurture relationships, especially the most important relationship; your spouse or significant other.
What is Well Being? We consider well being to encompass an overall sense of satisfaction with your life. Your overall experience of well being is influenced by your health in six interrelated dimensions we refer to as the Wheel of Well Being.
In a previous article, we introduced the VITAL WorkLife Wheel of Well Being. Your Wheel of Well Being is a combination of six different distinct dimensions of your life: Professional, Physical, Financial/Legal, Spiritual, Emotional and Relational.