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Resilience Tip: Embracing “Good Enough”

On February 24, 2021 by LeadingAge

Featuring Dr. Alyson VanAhn from Associated Clinic of Psychology

Today we’re focused on the drive to be perfect (or darn close). It’s not inherently bad; in fact, it has propelled many of us to get to our current status in personal and professional arenas. It can, however, take its toll on our well-being to be in pursuit of perfection versus accepting of “good enough.”

Resilience Tip: Grief & Resilience

On February 17, 2021 by LeadingAge

Featuring Dr. Alyson VanAhn from Associated Clinic of Psychology

Grief and resilience: you can have both!

You probably understood that going to work in a senior care facility meant you would experience death more often than people working in other environments. However, expecting this and going through it are quite different things – especially when death rates are (sometimes significantly) higher than usual as we’ve seen during the COVID pandemic.

Resilience Tip: Sleep & Resilience

On February 10, 2021 by LeadingAge

Featuring Dr. Alyson VanAhn from Associated Clinic of Psychology

You are in good company if you have noticed changes in your sleeping patterns during COVID-19. Because of factors like extra screen time, change in routines and increase in stress, we are prone to poor sleep at this time. Sleep is important not only for our well-being and stability of mood, but it is also linked to immune system function.

Resilience Tip: Building Resilience with Meditation Moments

On January 20, 2021 by LeadingAge

Featuring Dr. Alyson VanAhn from Associated Clinic of Psychology

Short meditations on kindness provide a way to instill self- and other-focused compassion in order to combat our harsh and often hostile environments at home and as a larger community.

Resilience Tip: Holidays in the COVID-19 Era

On December 23, 2020 by LeadingAge

Featuring Dr. Alyson VanAhn, Associated Clinic of Psychology

You might have a familiar feeling during the holiday season: some feel excited, others may dread it, some are ambivalent, and others feel a mix of everything. Whatever your usual, this year brings new challenges as we all face the holidays without our typical freedom to celebrate (or avoid celebration) as we see fit.

Building Team Resilience: Catching Ourselves Doing Well

On November 25, 2020 by LeadingAge

Our focus this week is on “Recognizing Wins” via complimenting and expressing appreciation. During a time when the “right” course is often illusive even when working hard to avoid making mistakes, people need to be reminded when they are doing well. More importantly, people need to hear they are a valuable member of your team. This helps us all keep going despite the significant stress.

COVID-19 Resilience Tips: Leading your Best in the Worst of Times

On November 18, 2020 by LeadingAge

Guest contributor Alyson VanAhn, PhD, Associated Clinic of Psychology

The COVID-19 era has made life exponentially more challenging for all of us. This may be particularly true for those of you who are charged with keeping others at their best in a workplace that brings chronic stress. Today’s focus is on resilience-building/stress-reducing strategies for leaders who want to build up their teams and themselves—even when not feeling at their best. This is the first in a series of articles that will focus on resilience strategies leaders can share with their teams to improve quality of work life despite the ongoing pandemic and the stressors that come with it.

Resilience Tip: Three-Step Stress Relief Tool

On October 21, 2020 by Terri Foley

When we are in a situation that brings chronic stress such as COVID, it is difficult to think about anything other than surviving at times.

COVID-19 Resource Roundup: Self-Care & Stress Relief Tools

On October 7, 2020 by Terri Foley

We’ve created a new section on the LeadingAge MN COVID-19 website that provides coping, self-care, and stress relief resources for staff. We will continue to add new tools in the coming months.

Resiliency Tip For COVID-19 Stress: Build in Things to Look Forward to During the Day

On September 23, 2020 by LeadingAge

When we are stretched thin personally and professionally, it is a “grind” every day that leaves little room for self-care. You’re in good company if you feel like there’s not time or energy

COVID-19 Coping & Resilience Tip: A Joyful Relief Moment

On September 23, 2020 by Terri Foley

The physical, cognitive and psychological benefits of laughter and distraction with adorable or beautiful things are well documented, and something we really need now in the time of COVID.

Resilience Building in 30 Seconds for COVID-19 Stress

On September 16, 2020 by LeadingAge

Often, stress-relief strategies are avoided because we feel we have no time for them. Today’s focus is on resilience-building/stress-reducing strategies

Tips for Coping with COVID-19 Stress: Taking Your Stress Temperature

On September 9, 2020 by Terri Foley

A first step in maintaining your resilience during stressful times is to learn to take your stress temperature. As you notice yourself getting

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