IBD and Mental Health

Hand washing is not exactly the activity you'd picture indulging in if you wanted to win a gold medal at the Olympics. Yet, that's exactly what the British Cycling Team did at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They hired a surgeon to teach the athletes to properly wash their hands, avoiding illnesses during competition. The team staff were utterly fastidious about …

Preventing Burnout

No matter how high your risk, there are things you can do to prevent burnout from developing or tightening its hold. Consult with your physician regularly. Improve your emotional and social support system. A network of supportive friends and family can act as a buffer and prevent the burnout cycle from occurring. Develop new friendships based on mutual giving and …

Is Your Relationship Healthy?

Markers of a Healthy or Unhealthy Relationship Most people identify frequent unresolved disagreements, arguments, a lack of trust, poor communication, and criticism, as markers of an unhealthy relationship. When asked, most describe the attributes of a healthy relationship using the following terms: A strong and loving bond; Great communication; Exceptional trust; Ongoing commitment to resolving whatever life brings. When the …

Overcoming Stress, Anxiety and Burnout

Do you feel like you want to escape or run away? Do you dread going to work or facing the day after you wake up? Are you tired, drained and without enthusiasm? Do you frequently experience a sense of being invisible, perhaps feeling that you are unappreciated? Are you frequently angry and resentful?  Do you ever wonder how your life might …