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Mental Health

3 simple ways to combat fatigue and reduce stress

Fatigue. It happens. How do we combat it? According to the Oxford English Dictionary, fatigue is, “A reduction in the efficiency of a muscle or organ after prolonged activity.” As we all know, fatigue can be something that stops us in our tracks. It can debilitate your performance and keep you from getting your workouts …

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How writing can help with stress management

Maya Angelou wrote that “there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” We often associate expressive writing with a skillset that requires perfection and beautiful use of language. Yet in a more realistic sense, writing can be an effective tool when used for stress management. As adults, we are often …

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Coping with the psychological impact of a mass shooting

Sadly, our nation again has experienced what can only be described as a horrific event. The mass shooting in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, is considered to be the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. Not only were 50 individuals killed, but more than 50 have apparently been brought to local hospitals for treatment. In …

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Coping with grief: Finding hope in hard times

Loss is a natural part of life that often requires us to seek guidance from others to find hope, meaning and strength to move forward. Danny Tomlinson, a chaplain at Baylor Scott & White Health, helps families cope and find comfort in their distress by offering spiritual care. “I consider it an enormous privilege to …

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