Brett Unell

Brett Unell is a wellness coordinator at Baylor Scott & White Health. Brett has more than eight years of experience in the health and wellness arena. A Dallas native, she began her career as a fitness instructor and later became a personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In 2017, Brett joined the Baylor Scott & White Health wellness team. Brett truly believes wellness is not a destination; it is a way of life. She enjoys connecting with her clients to help them reach their lifestyle goals. Brett's passion lies in inspiring others to take charge of their health and wellness. She believes that with behavior changes, everyone can find what works for them and create lasting changes in their health, energy and mindset.

Feelings about feelings: Navigating meta-emotions during a pandemic

If you are anything like me, this past year has been a rollercoaster of emotions. There have been the ups of finding new ways to connect with family and friends, yet the downs of uncertainty and a lot of alone time, plus everything in between.  As an instructor and practitioner of mindfulness, I am no stranger …

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Pandemic holidays: Planning for difficult conversations and emotions

Since we are still smack-dab in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hard to know what this holiday season will look like. Even if you’re someone who has hosted the same holiday party for the last 10 years, this year might be an exception.   As special as the holiday season is for many of …

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Why is laughter contagious? Plus 7 ways to lighten up your day

Have you ever bonded with someone you don’t know over something funny? Or perhaps become closer with someone after a few good laughs?  Let’s dive into what makes laughter so contagious — and so important in our day-to-day lives and relationships. The contagious effect of laughter Research has shown that the critical laughter trigger for …

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How to say “no” to gatherings you’re not comfortable with

A good portion of my energy these days is spent ruminating on what to say when invited to a family or friend in-person gathering. I’m finding it increasingly difficult to balance this fine — but extremely important — line of physical distancing, or social distancing. We all know the safest thing to do in any …

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