Hello to all,
I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season. Whether you are hosting a large family gathering (hopefully everyone swabs before attending), or working in the ER, keep in mind the power of working together as a team. It may be getting a meal prepared, or getting through a seemingly endless number of nasal swabs. No matter what the situation, it is always easier to get things done when you work with others. Being part of a team improves your wellbeing, and great solutions often come from casual conversations with those around you. Teamwork allows us to learn from each other's successes, and mistakes. Most important, sharing the workload decreases burnout, as well as stress. We would never get through our shifts without the amazing teamwork we have. Knowing that we are going through it together makes all the difference.
Thanks to all of the terrific people I work with every shift!
Stay safe. Have a great week, and I wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Dr. Heidi Levine
If you are feeling stressed and need support, please see the attached resource list.
Check out my favorite eggnog recipe, also attached. Think chocolate!
Podcasts for some reflection at the New Year(NYT):
" I Said No Gifts!" - Actor/writer Bridger Winegan has one rule for his guests. "No gifts". Each podcast is a tongue in cheek discussion of the gift from that week.
"99% Invisible" - a sound rich exploration of the physical world, based on design and architecture. It may change your perspective on the world.
"Dear Therapists" - An open discussion about mental health issues, with a touch of human drama.
"Optimal Living Daily" - ten-minute bites on all aspects of well-being.
"The Empty Bowl" - " A meditative podcast about cereal". Each show talks about a specific cereal, along with a lively conversation.
"You're Wrong About" - Explore a public perception about a person or event that may have been misunderstood.
picture credit: https://blog.vantagecircle.com/teamwork-and-team-building/