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WellEM, May 8, 2022

Hello to all,

On Mother's Day. I want to share my favorite C with you. No, I don't mean "sea". I mean the fifth "C" from Stress First Aid's 7 Cs. That "C" is for connect. In Stress First Aid, connect is important in helping someone de-escalate from a stressful stimulus. It can be in the form of just being there, or listening empathetically. Social connection is not only restorative under stressful situations, it is actually protective of wellbeing in general. Multiple studies dating back more than twenty years have substantiated this finding. Social relationships have been correlated with a 50% increased likelihood of survival. It is thought that relationships buffer the negative effects of stress on health. In fact, lack of social connection can cause more harm to your health than obesity, smoking or high blood pressure. Other health benefits of social connectedness include a more robust immune response, and quicker recovery from disease. On this Mother's Day, enjoy a day connecting with those you love.

Stay safe! Have a great week!


Dr. Heidi Levine

May is Mental Health Awareness month! Stop by the table near the cafeteria every Wednesday between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn more about emotional supports offered to all Northwell employees. Courtesy of SSUH Wellness committee.

This is my favorite lemon cookie recipe. Enjoy!

Lemony Butter Cookies | Best Cookie Recipes | Food & Wine Preheat the oven to 350° and position racks in the upper and lower thirds. In a large bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, beat the butter with the confectioners' sugar until very smooth, about ...

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