How Self-Care In Healthcare Isn’t As Hard As You Think | Employee Wellbeing

Did you know 3x as many Americans met the criteria for a depression diagnosis during the pandemic than before it? We are all in a relationship with stress and chaos. We spend approximately 1/3 of our time at work, and it may be helpful to consider these proven resources to help decrease stress, reduce workplace burnout, increase focus, compassion & happiness. This week I’ll share tips for you to share with your teams. *Special edition this week for IgniteDDS* 

Let’s look at what many of us may be experiencing daily. 

1. Isolation & Loneliness

2. Cancellation of events 

3. Supply chain anxiety

4. Travel restrictions 

5. Getting the virus or having family sick (high risk) 

6. Financial Stability 

7. Employment Uncertainty 

8. Domestic Violence 

9. Struggle with emotional and mental health, anxiety & depression 

10. Insomnia

It’s time to create a work culture that emphasizes; Connection, Compassion, and Communication. You help to develop work-life wellness. Forget balance. Balance is an even distribution of weight. Anything above sound balanced to you? Wellness is an actively pursued goal referring to being in good health! 

How do you begin? SELFcare in healthcare

1. Start a conversation with your team. 

2. Encourage vulnerability as a leader and lead with it. 

3. Listen with the purpose (everyone will have a different worry or symptom). Make sure that you are in a healthy, non-judgmental space to listen, not solve! You are not a therapist! 

4. Find and offer resources. Set small goals for mindfulness at work. Happify AND Headspace offer easy, time-efficient, & effective tasks for each member of your team. These tasks do not take up all of your free time at lunch. Accomplishing these goals may recharge you. 

Special note: These platforms may have free memberships during this pandemic. It’s worth it to check it out! 

I hope you found this information valuable!


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Why Is The ADA Seal A BIG Deal?

Jim Carrey

I’m almost as excited as Jim Carrey’s character, Ace Ventura, to share the following news with you!

Did you know that only ONE power toothbrush has received the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance? It is a BIG deal!

FACT: Oral health products that have the ADA Seal of Acceptance simplifies the consumers decision to buy. Simply stated, 71% of you trust the products with this seal and move forward in buying it!

What about the recommendations from your dental professional? 3 out of 5 dental patients will invest in the oral health product that was specifically recommended by their dentist, dental hygienist or dental assistant.

The question is has your dental professional shared this information with you?

Have you seen it on their dental practice social media pages?

I can tell you that I have not seen it and yes I DO check dental practice fan pages! Why aren’t they informing their patients? 

There are 8 power toothbrushes that have this honor. I am obsessed with the Oral-B Genius for many reasons. The research to both safely AND effectively remove plaque is proven. The sensor to alert me when I’m brushing too hard will save my gums and discourage tooth sensitivity. Gum recession has many contributing factors, yet brushing too hard is habit driven. The position detection device on the app, makes me feel like I’ve got an oral fitness coach that helps me reach my fitness goal of health! It reminds me when to discard the toothbrush head and replace it! How many times do we forget to replace our toothbrushes even though we’ve noticed the bristles look like they are begging for mercy!

When your smile is fit, your health reflects it!

To gain the ADA seal, your product’s claim can’t be lame. That claim has to be backed up by researching the evidence based studies, investigating the manufacturing process for safety, reviewing the mode of action, therapeutic agents to prove its level of efficacy.  It is a comforting feeling to know that what I recommend to you, for your current state of oral health has received the honor of the ADA seal.

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3 Branding Lessons From The Reign Of Prince

“Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people ~ Prince”

The Purple Reign of Prince

Brand association.  It speaks to us through a name, a symbol and even a color. No one knew that better than Prince…well and maybe Warner Bros in 1993. And as his music and memory will live on, so will these three brand lessons I learned from his purple reign.

    1. Your Brand Is A Relationship Not Ownership

Prince was his brand. He breathed it. He knew his brand would thrive on relationships built by him, not for him. He  emotionally reached his audience with an encouraging sense of freedom not force. He built trust, nurtured loyalty and, as a result, experienced massive profitability. 

The only ship your brand should set sail on is the relationship. 

Ownership dictates who you are to others. In my industry, I’ve witnessed the HUGE decision our future leaders in dentistry must make following graduation: 
(1) group or corporate dental practices that have pre-determined brands and messaging or (2) private practices that nurture their own message and cultivate their brand of who you are … celebrate your core values. 

2. You’re An Influencer 

Prince knew his niche and grew within it. He networked and empowered his followers and fellow influencers. 

Harnessing the power of influence in your niche demands you to be relentless in creating content and strategizing when and where your content will be seen. You’ll need to actively connect with your audience on social platforms and take calculated risks you believe are in alignment with your reputation. 

3. Rejection & Relevance

Do you know how many times Purple Rain was turned down by Hollywood?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard no. Rejection only stings. It isn’t poisonous. It’s a detour. Shift gears and evaluate your value added verses value perceived services. Become even more resourceful in your network. Engage in groups on social platforms. Encourage feedback and apply it. Enhance your relevance with your audience. 

Detours drive us to explore possibilities whose destination is the highway of yes.  

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