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June 24, 2020 “A Hundred Day Reflection”

By Catherine Florio Pipas, Chief Wellness Officer, CaseNetwork(for other blogs by Dr. Pipas, please visit her website at https://www.catherinefloriopipas.com/blog) Today marks the hundredth day of my family’s lockdown – but who’s counting? In just 100 hundred days our nation has changed dramatically In just 100 hundred days over 2 million individuals have been infected with one virus In…

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Mothers; A Resilient Workforce

By Catherine Florio Pipas, Chief Wellness Officer, CaseNetwork(for other blogs by Dr. Pipas, please visit her website at https://www.catherinefloriopipas.com/blog) May is Mental Health Month. It is also the month where we formally pay tribute to the mothers who nurtured us, provided safe environments, and modeled the tools needed to cope with daily stresses. I imagine these…

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Navigating Uncharted Waters: A Pandemic Voyage Back to the Basics of Caring for Self, Family and Community

By Catherine Florio Pipas, Chief Wellness Officer, CaseNetwork(for other blogs by Dr. Pipas, please visit her website at https://www.catherinefloriopipas.com/blog) Across the globe, new scenes of struggles and successes are playing out. Navigating unchartered waters while managing elevated levels of stress means processing the paradoxes of grief and gratitude, duty and danger, isolation and risk, trust and…

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Tips for Transitioning to Teaching Online

By Nicky Beaudoin, M.Ed., Research and Learning Director at CaseNetwork Background: We know this rapid timeline to online teaching is not ideal. The first step is accepting that our lives are being turned upside down and transitioning your face-to-face class to online delivery is now the path forward. It is important to recognize that you…

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In Search of a Silver Lining; Harnessing Fear

By Catherine Florio Pipas, Chief Wellness Officer, CaseNetwork(for other blogs by Dr. Pipas, please visit her website at https://www.catherinefloriopipas.com/blog) The power of pandemic fear can generate chaos like a hurricane spiraling out of control; this same power can be channeled like a turbine to create positive energy and outcomes. The escalating COVID-19 pandemic is justifiably generating…

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Amor: The Most Valuable Currency Worldwide

By Catherine Florio Pipas, Chief Wellness Officer, CaseNetwork(for other blogs by Dr. Pipas, please visit her website at https://www.catherinefloriopipas.com/blog) “Love” is universally valued. It has no boundaries and rings true in all languages. It is a gift, a virtue and a quality that no law can destroy. We cannot purchase it, order it online, tax, or…

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Permission to Be Well

Resilience is associated with overall wellbeing and lower rates of burnout. Predictors of resilience include cognitive flexibility and attention to personal health habits. But despite possessing the knowledge and skills to promote self-care, we, as health professionals often, for complex reasons, deny ourselves the time and permission to prioritize our own wellbeing. In staying with…

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Resilience Training is the Key to Wellness Initiatives

Over the last six months, I have had the opportunity to interact with over 300 residency programs and medical schools about wellness of their trainees. A vast majority of program directors and faculty expressed how over half of their residents and over a third of their medical students had at least one component of burnout…

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The True Meaning of Resilience

The True Meaning of Resilience I have had the great privilege of working with some of the top psychologists in the resilience field including Drs. Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatte who authored the book the Resilience Factor. I had the unique opportunity to develop three online resilience programs with them that improved the lives of…

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