Wellness

Find freedom from tobacco with this new program

December 22nd, 2022
Thinking of quitting tobacco as a new year’s resolution? There probably isn’t a better way to improve your health in 2023.  Quitting tobacco is difficult, but also doable. If you intend to use the new year as your inspiration, help is available. MHealthy’s Tobacco Consultation Service (TCS) has partnered with the American Lung Association toRead more

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is active

December 16th, 2022
Members of the Michigan Medicine community and beyond are reminded that the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is active. Please refer to the below flyer for more information. Feel free to download and post this flyer in your respective offices, units, or anywhere else that may be helpful. Visit www.michmed.org/lifeline to add 988 to yourRead more

Reflections for health care workers through the winter season

December 15th, 2022

As we enter the winter season, the changing weather and the upcoming new year represent a time of transition. For many, the upcoming weeks can be a time to cultivate moments of reflection, pause and connection. Click through for a message of gratitude and appreciation to all Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and learners from the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience.

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Support your lifelong journey of well-being

December 14th, 2022
There are so many factors that affect your overall quality of life. This is reflected in the eight dimensions of the university’s model of well-being. Giving time and attention to each can help support your overall quality of life.  Each part of the model represents an element of personal well-being.  Physical: Practicing healthy behaviors aroundRead more

Appreciative Inquiry case study shows guide to positive workplace culture at Michigan Medicine

December 8th, 2022

With data now available from the annual Vital Voices Employee Engagement Survey, the Michigan Medicine Wellness Office identified 12 East as one of the clinical units that scored exceptionally well across all survey indices, including domains of well-being and building a positive culture. Click through to find out what has worked for them and how it can apply to your area of the organization!

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How to gather safely this season

December 6th, 2022
As families come together for the holidays – some for the first time in a few years – safety is still important. A few simple measures can help you and your loved ones enjoy a healthier holiday season. Get a vaccine two-fer Because of pandemic safety measures, cases and deaths from the flu had declinedRead more

Afraid your email pile will grow sky high during vacation? Read these email-busting tips 

June 27th, 2022

With the Fourth of July weekend just ahead of us, summer vacation season is quickly heating up. Preparing for vacation may have you thinking about barbecue menus, searching for last year’s beach inflatables and buying that new bathing suit. But to really get ready for a summer escape you need to put some planning behind emails. Yes, emails. Click through for tips and tricks that can help you take control of your inbox and make your transition back to work life much easier in the months ahead!

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Peony Garden provides lessons on mental health, community

May 18th, 2022

As the days grow warmer, stalks are breaking through the soil and stretching skyward in the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden. The flowers’ growth illustrates an important lesson about support. “Some peony stalks droop, so we tie the bush together so the individual stalks hold each other. It helps the entire plant bloom,” said head gardener Doug Conley. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, click through to learn how Michigan Medicine team members can reach out and support one another, enhancing wellness across the organization.

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It’s ok to talk about mental health 

May 3rd, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a time dedicated to raising awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma associated with mental health. It is encouraged that departments across Michigan Medicine use this month to provide resources to their employees, have open dialogue about mental health, find ways to check-in and have designated pause hours. Click through to learn more.

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