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Resilience is about developing deep roots

COVID 19 has stretched many of us far beyond our usual coping mechanisms. It is important to understand the difference in managing acute stress and planting the deep roots of resilience. The fight or flight quality of the first few weeks or months of a crisis cannot be sustained because we essentially exceed our surge capacity. Chronic stress is more like being a tree and hoping you have developed deep roots – which bend in a storm, but do not break.

Resilience has several common definitions:

  • the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
  • the ability of a substance or
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Next Book Club Meeting – Friday, JAN 21st

Join team members for the next virtual meeting of the Kitab Kahani Book Club on Friday, January 21st, at noon when the group will discuss the book “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know,” the latest book by Adam Grant.

Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author who explores the science of motivation, generosity, original thinking, and rethinking. He has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for 7 straight years. As an organizational psychologist, Grant is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, rethink assumptions, and live more generous and creative …

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Happy New Year!

Wishing Team Members, Care Hub partners and colleagues a happy, healthy and successful 2022!

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Extending Impact: Nurse Practitioners & Physicians

by Dr. Arif Nazir

Most of the time, I don’t get too focused on titles and labels. Instead, I try to focus on the effort and the impact people make. But I must confess, I never got comfortable with the “Physician Extender” title for our nurse practitioner (NP) and physician assistant (PA) colleagues.

It’s no secret that we are short of the required physician force in our country. And when it comes to doctors who treat the oldest patients, the situation is much worse. A persistent shortage of geriatricians has led policymakers to engage other disciplines to create and deploy …

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