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Wellness Matters Your Relationships

It’s pretty straightforward to get help with your car, and pretty quick to get your hands on study notes. But, you may not give much thought to getting a personal tune up. Whether you’ve mastered circular breathing and meditation or you’ve noticed that you’re falling asleep in lectures you might find some useful information in the Wellness Matters section. Here we start the conversation about maintaining the dimensions of wellness while in medical school.  Keep yourself physically, socially, mentally, and spiritually well. Check your Vitals.


Suggestions

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” – Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)

People are inherently social creatures. We do not exist in isolation. As John Donne wrote, “No man is an island.” Other people help us celebrate our greatest joys, and soothe our greatest sorrows. Our family, our friends, our colleagues and classmates, and even our everyday acquaintances are part of the circle of our social lives. Just as with our physical and emotional health, having healthy relationships can play an important part in maintaining our wellness.

Resources

Perhaps you’re exploring what it means to be in a relationship, or you’re questioning whether the relationship that you’re in is the best place for you to be. Consider checking out this site for perspective about what we deserve from our partners — including LGBTQ, setting boundaries, and conflict resolution: Love is Respect

  • It is important to remember that open and clear communication is the key to maintaining your sexual health and experiencing positive sexual relationships if you choose to have them. Western has many resources to address sexual health.  Health Services 
  • Each year the SST puts on a “Love in Medicine” talk in which doctors discuss their relationships, how it is to be a parent and take questions from the audience.  Make sure to check your email and our calendar, it is always a popular talk.

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