THRIVE!

A monthly feature to help empower you to take an active role in your personal and professional wellbeing.

COPING WITH MISTAKES AND UNANTICIPATED OUTCOMES

Even though we know that mistakes and unanticipated outcomes are inevitable in the work we do as veterinary care providers, we often experience feelings of stress, self-doubt and shame when they occur.

We sometimes need to be reminded that everybody makes mistakes. That they can have a lasting effect on all members of the team. And that we can bounce back from them stronger, wiser and more committed than ever, with the support of friends and colleagues… and the helpful strategies featured in this month’s edition of Thrive!

CLEARING CLUTTER TO PROMOTE MENTAL WELLBEING

Is too much “stuff” weighing you down? Does the clutter surrounding you leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed?

Discover how much calmer and more inviting your home and clinic environment can be when you let go of unnecessary things.

Make room for what really matters, with the practical clutter-clearing tips featured in this month’s edition of Thrive!

MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION FOR VETERINARY TEAMS

Have the chaos and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic left you feeling overwhelmed and untethered? Do you find yourself longing for the way things used to be – or scared of what may lie ahead? Staying calm and centered in times of stress can be a challenge, but it is more important now than ever.

In this month's edition of Thrive!, veterinary wellness advocate Dr. Marie Holowaychuk focuses on powerful practices that can help us keep our minds from spiraling into the "what-ifs" and worries brought on by stressful situations: mindfulness and meditation.

RECOGNIZING BURNOUT AND COMPASSION FATIGUE

Could you be suffering from burnout or compassion fatigue? Both are common in the veterinary profession - but many tend to mistake one syndrome for the other, and can easily miss signs that professional help is needed. Learn more in this month’s edition of Thrive!.

OVERCOMING PERFECTIONISM WITH SELF-COMPASSION

Does the idea of practicing self-compassion sound self-indulgent to you? You might be surprised to learn that it can be YOUR secret weapon to controlling that perfectionist inside, and bouncing back when things get tough on the job! Learn more in this month’s edition of Thrive!.

Strategies for creating healthy habits

The start a new year (and decade!) seems like a particularly good time to focus on creating healthy habits – which just happens to be the topic of this first edition of Thrive!.