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Wellness

Tip of the Week

Wellness Tip of the Week

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Challenge yourself this week by articulating both sides of an issue. This exercise will help strengthen your own side and understand others.

Wellness News

November 21, 2014

Health Care System in Colorado Will Stop Hiring Tobacco Users

As of Dec. 31, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users, a move that aligns with their 2012 policy prohibiting tobacco use at any of its 15 medical facilities.

“We wholeheartedly believe this is the right thing to do for our organization,” said Wendi Dammann, Centura’s vice president of communications. “As the region’s leading health care system committed to improving the health of those we serve, it is important that we first serve as a role model for our communities by promoting the benefits of health and wellness.”

For more, see The Denver Post.

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November 4, 2014

Research Examines Connection Between “Purpose in Life” and Health

New research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that “people with greater senses of purpose in life were more likely to embrace preventive healthcare,” linking the sense of spiritual or occupational wellness with a desire to be engaged in physical wellness as well.

For more, see The Atlantic’s article.

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Dimensions

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Awake!

CINDY MORRIS, Clinical Director

My practice of mindfulness supports a heightened awareness of my experience in the moment. It helps me to be present enough to witness and connect with my emotions, physical sensations and environment. Through this heightened awareness, I am guided along this path I call my life, winding my way through experiences I can judge as positive or negative but all of which contribute mightily to the “best self” I continually strive towards.

There is much value and commitment that I place in being mindful. I know it is a practice that serves to ground my physical experience. Admittedly, I need a little (or a lot) of grounding. It’s easy to float off into the ether of my mind and spiritual realms, escaping the tangible, concrete, practical activities of daily life. But mindfulness is a process through which I can connect body, mind and spirit…

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Spotlight

BHWP Introduces New Wellness Toolkit for Physicians

We’re happy to introduce our latest toolkit, the DIMENSIONS: Work & Well-Being Toolkit for Physicians. This toolkit assists physicians in facilitating their individual and workplace well-being by providing education regarding the importance of maintaining overall wellness for physicians and evidence-based strategies for improving wellness. The toolkit assists in the development of skills for assessing one’s overall wellness and identifying goals to further promote wellness.

Click to view the DIMENSIONS: Work & Well-Being Toolkit for Physicians.

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