August 17, 2023

This month’s newsletter is all about gratitude. Here in the Department of Anesthesiology, it is so important that we build a culture of appreciation. Gratitude nurtures healthier communication, fosters respect and psychological safety, encourages cooperation, and enhances resilience in relationships and teamwork.

June 16, 2023

This month’s newsletter is about “doing.” When we think about creating a truly safe, inclusive, and diverse space here in WUDA, the true importance, and what we should really celebrate, is the BECOMING. It’s doing the WORK each and every day. It’s putting in the hours and hours of hard work so that we are able to authentically post our highlights. 

May 19, 2023

This month’s newsletter announces upcoming programming, including a podcast series exploring attributes like introversion and extroversion, as well as training and coaching using the CliftonStrengths system to identify and leverage individual strengths.

April 14, 2023

In this month’s newsletter, we explore the allure of quick fixes for stress and burnout, uncovering the truth behind self-care products and techniques. While some offer temporary relief, true well-being requires understanding our own needs and prioritizing activities aligned with our values. Setting boundaries, making deliberate choices, and treating ourselves with compassion are vital in combating burnout and stress.

March 10, 2023

This month, we explore the power of pressing pause and the necessity of taking breaks. Taking regular moments of reflection is crucial for finding balance, creating space, and reconnecting with loved ones. Remember, pressing pause is not a luxury but a necessity for our well-being.

February 10, 2023

In this month’s newsletter, we explore the importance of offering and seeking help, inspired by an insightful quote from Brene Brown. Success is not achieved alone; we all need support and guidance. From emotional support to mentorship and recognition, there are many ways to uplift our team. This newsletter provides tangible examples and inspiration for fostering growth and success through mutual assistance.

January 6, 2023

In this month’s newsletter, we highlight the wide range of well-being offerings available within the department. Whether you’re looking to add movement to your day, improve mindfulness and sleep, focus on personal and professional development, become a better ally, deepen connections with coworkers, or enhance sustainability, we have resources and programs for you.

December 2, 2022

In this month’s newsletter, we explore the transformative power of feedback in shaping a positive culture. While feedback can be challenging, it is an act of caring that helps challenge assumptions, foster open dialogue, and create a community of support.

November 4, 2022

This month’s newsletter focuses on the importance of finding joy and pride in our daily lives, especially during challenging times. It emphasizes that positive energy is contagious and highlights the significance of fostering a positive attitude to create a healthy and uplifting work environment.

October 7, 2022

This month’s newsletter addresses the importance of mental health awareness, particularly in a high-stress profession like anesthesia. It highlights the benefits of reaching out to colleagues, even if discussing emotions or problems feels uncomfortable, as simply spending time with someone can positively impact mental health.