Seven Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life

Seven Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life

Seven Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life

Reap the benefits of being kind to yourself! Prioritizing a good night’s sleep, positive self-talk, using vacation time and intentional self-care can have some surprising benefits for your productivity, longevity, confidence, weight and relationships.

Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

By making your resolutions realistic, there is a greater chance that you will keep them throughout the year, incorporating healthy behavior into your everyday life. Lose weight? Check. Start exercising? Check. Stop smoking? Check. It can be daunting when your…

Loving Kindness Calming Holiday Exercise

Loving Kindness Calming Holiday Exercise

Stress and anxiety can overwhelm us during the holidays to the point of consuming our minds and hearts, as well as affecting our bodies. One way to develop resiliency in the midst of holiday stress is to focus on a…

Bob VandePol on “Self-Discovery With Venessa” Radio Show

Bob VandePol on “Self-Discovery With Venessa” Radio Show

You can listen to interview on “Mental Health, Wellness and Suicide Prevention” with Bob VandePol, MSW and Venessa D. Abram of Steel City Gospel Radio on her show “Self-Discovery with Venessa”.

Pine Rest Offers $8K Start-Up Bonuses for New RN Hires

Pine Rest Offers $8K Start-Up Bonuses for New RN Hires
December 10, 2020 This article was updated on March 2, 2021. Chief Nurse Executive Dr. Gretchen Johnson and RN Kyle Hoffmaster recently appeared on WZZM13--My West Michigan to talk about hiring opportunities for RNs at Pine Rest and the many...

Joy through Giving; Joy through Receiving

Joy through Giving; Joy through Receiving

Many of us are comfortable giving but not receiving assistance. However, we can reap benefits from the act of both giving and receiving. Giving requires the act of letting go. Receiving invites us to open and let something in. While…

Resizing Your Holiday Expectations While Grieving

Resizing Your Holiday Expectations While Grieving

Are you facing a loss this holiday season? This might be a good time to think about resizing your holiday expectations while grieving. Several years ago I met with a patient to discuss ways she could cope with the holiday…

Tips for Managing Depression During the 2020 COVID Holiday Season

Tips for Managing Depression During the 2020 COVID Holiday Season

The holiday season can be emotionally taxing, especially for those who struggle with depression. This year’s COVID pandemic has made the 2020 holiday season particularly difficult. Many of us are grieving over traditions which won’t happen this year. Maybe we…