Building Resiliency Through Our Story
According to the American Psychological Association, resilience is “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress.” Essentially, it means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences.
A Personal Journey to Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a unique concept to every individual. Kim Pope-Robinson, DVM, CCFP, has introduced a framework to help others find their own sustainable path within veterinary medicine.
Career Success: The Long Run
“I’d be happy in my job if only _________ would change.” If this phrase sounds familiar, read this issue’s Final Thoughts and learn how you can make change happen.
Bullies like to feel powerful. But here’s the secret: they only have the power you give them. Learn how to take back control of your feelings when faced with a bully.
The Antidote to Compassion Fatigue
Depression, burnout, and compassion fatigue are all too common concepts in veterinary medicine. But have you heard about compassion satisfaction? Read this article to learn more.
When Caring Hurts: Dealing with Depression in Veterinary Medicine
Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States and is strikingly prevalent in the veterinary community. Get tips on how to differentiate depression from burnout and how to find help for yourself or your coworkers.
Technician, Heal Thyself
As a veterinary technician, you’ve been given the rare gift of being able to aid in the healing of others. Are you meeting all your own needs to be able to sustain yourself?
The Golden Ticket to Feeling Better
When you believe that the circumstances in your life cause your feelings, you are left feeling powerless. The truth is that you do have power—the power to make yourself feel better.
What Monkeys Can Teach Us: Letting Go
There’s an ancient parable about how hunters used to trap monkeys. Coconuts were hollowed out, filled with monkey delicacies, and tied to a tree. A hole big enough for a monkey’s hand was cut in each coconut, crafted such that although a flexible hand could fit in, a fist could not be pulled out.