22 episodes

In this series, we explore a variety of well-being topics to help you thrive at work, home, and beyond. Episodes feature conversations with University of Kentucky experts in physical, emotional, nutritional, and financial health.

Becoming Wildly Resilient University of Kentucky HR Health and Wellness

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

In this series, we explore a variety of well-being topics to help you thrive at work, home, and beyond. Episodes feature conversations with University of Kentucky experts in physical, emotional, nutritional, and financial health.

    Going the Distance

    Going the Distance

    Dr. Natalie Jones, an Extension Specialist for Family Health, joins host Jakob Hester to share what she has learned about physical, mental and emotional resilience through her experiences as an endurance athlete. Listen as Natalie shares how she got started, what keeps her going, and how she’s adapted to the challenges she has faced over the years. You’ll also hear advice for finding joy and success in whatever goals you’re pursuing in 2022 and beyond.

    • 58 min
    From Negativity Bias to Positive Outlooks

    From Negativity Bias to Positive Outlooks

    Dr. Kate Leger, Assistant Professor of Psychology from UK College of Arts and Sciences, joins host Jakob Hester to close out 2021. In this episode, you’ll hear them discuss how we experience and respond to daily stress, why we’re hardwired to cling to negative events, and ways we can cope with both by using principles of positive psychology. They also dive into the specific benefits of practicing gratitude and how you can cultivate more of it.

    • 59 min
    Bonus: A Meditation for Slowing Down

    Bonus: A Meditation for Slowing Down

    Health coach Jackie Carroll recently joined host Jakob Hester on the show to talk about slowing down—what it is and how we can get better at it. To complement their interview, Jackie recorded this meditation to help you slow down.

    Be sure to go back and listen to the full episode, titled "Episode 16: Slowing Down," to learn more about the importance of slowing down, plus hear other ways you can incorporate it into your everyday life.

    • 9 min
    Slowing Down

    Slowing Down

    In this episode, health coach Jackie Carroll returns to the podcast to talk about slowing down. Listen as she and host Jakob Hester discuss what it really means to “slow down” and why it is an essential practice for your well-being. You’ll also hear why it is challenging to practice slowing down, as well as some examples of ways to slow down or support others who may need to slow down themselves.

    • 48 min
    Episode 15: Supporting a Culture of Self-Care

    Episode 15: Supporting a Culture of Self-Care

    In this episode, Dean Jay Miller, PhD, from the College of Social Work joins host Jakob Hester to chat about self-care and cultivating workplace cultures of support. Listen as they discuss some common struggles of self-care and the importance of intentionality and personalization in self-care planning. You’ll also hear Dean Miller offer advice for approaching self-care at the administrative and employee levels, including examples from the College of Social Work’s self-care initiative.

    • 47 min
    Developing a Growth Mindset

    Developing a Growth Mindset

    This month, Tommy Leach, a training specialist senior with HR Training and Development joins host Jakob Hester to chat about growth mindset. Listen as they discuss what growth mindset is and how it can make us more resilient. You’ll also hear Tommy explain how we can foster a growth mindset within ourselves and among others.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Pod-Cast Away ,

Bravo!

I love that this was made with employees in mind. What a creative way to show us that we matter. This may be what gets me through the next few months - looking forward to more episodes!

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Needed and enjoyable

Good, solid advice presented in a clear and enjoyable format; thank you for this!

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