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Healthy Minds

There is a lot on information about the mind-body connection - and for good reason. Our emotional, psychological and social well-being is integral to our physical health. Find advice and resources to help you cultivate a positive outlook.

 

Building Better Boundaries

Building Better Boundaries

It can be uncomfortable meeting someone who has different boundaries than you. Maybe they’re a “hugger” and you’re not. Maybe they share intimate details and you’d prefer they stick to the highlights. Whatever the differ...
9/12/2017 | Building Better Boundaries

Get and Grow Your Grit - The Psychology of Mental Toughness

Get and Grow Your Grit - The Psychology of Mental Toughness

 When it comes to pursuing our goals in life, what matters most? It’s easy to assume talent, or maybe intelligence. Luck probably figures in there, too. But in reality, it’s none of those – or perhaps it’s all of those co...
6/22/2017 | Get and Grow Your Grit - The Psychology of Mental Toughness

Bouncing Back from Burnout

Bouncing Back from Burnout

It seems like everyone is always busy. Ask how someone is doing – “Busy!” is usually the reply. Try to get extended family together for a visit, and it can be nearly impossible to find a free weekend in common. With so many differen...
5/15/2017 | Bouncing Back from Burnout

Mental Health Risks Higher for LGBTQ People

Mental Health Risks Higher for LGBTQ People

A strong network of supportive family and friends can bolster one’s mental health. Unfortunately, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning individuals may lack family support and often confront daily discrimination based on the...
5/08/2017 | Mental Health Risks Higher for LGBTQ People

Coping With Anxiety at the End of Cancer Treatment

Coping With Anxiety at the End of Cancer Treatment

A cancer diagnosis and treatment understandably brings about fear and worry. So patients should feel ecstatic when they have finished treatment, right? Not so, says UW Carbone Cancer Center psychologist Lori DuBenske, PhD. “Often patients ...
5/03/2017 | Coping With Anxiety at the End of Cancer Treatment

 

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Living Your Best Life

UW Health psychologist Shilagh Mirgain, PhD, offers advice and support for your mind, body and spirit. View Dr. Mirgain's articles