The Importance of Being Your Own Advocate

Hear from Bag It Founder, Sherri Romanoski, as she shares with Impact Gap the importance of patient-physician communication, being your own advocate, and survivorship. Impact Gap is a graduate student-run, patient-centered podcast group at the University of Toronto. Their mission is to provide a platform to amplify patient perspectives, acknowledge patients as experts in their care, and raise awareness for important patient issues.

Organizational Mission and Purpose

Listen to a conversation between Bag It Executive Director, Mindy Griffith and Matt Nelson, about Bag It’s purpose and what it means to have an organizational mission. They will discuss how that relates to workplace culture on his podcast Culture @ Work. Culture @ Work focuses on learning from and celebrating the local leaders, businesses, and non-profit organizations who’ve stood the test of Tucson time.

Follow Your Passion

Join Bag It Board Member, Matt Nelson, as he speaks with Epic Rides founder, Todd Sadow, about following your passion and how that relates to workplace culture. Bag It is a beneficiary of the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. We are so happy to share more about this energetic group of mountain bikers.

Join Us in Welcoming a Happier New Year!

Join Us in Welcoming a Happier New Year!

Thankfully, 2020 is now behind us. There’s hope for 2021, a new year we are all welcoming.

The typical New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier, exercise more, spend less, and the like, just don’t seem to cut it this year. Consider instead some novel intentions to get through the next few months, with an eye on your dreams for post-pandemic life.

Last year was a tough year of loss for many of us. As we start 2021 and work to move forward we propose waking each day with the intention of “doing good”. Do good for yourself. Do good for your family. Do good for others.

If self-care was not on your radar last year, let’s get it on there now. Research shows that one of the best ways to boost your spirit and enhance your health is physical exercise.

Be of service (or a source of sunshine!) to others. Pick up the phone, send a note, practice random acts of kindness, or volunteer. Find a way to give back in a way that is sincere and meaningful to you. Besides improving lives and/or the planet research shows that our actions also benefit our own minds, bodies, and souls, helping to sustain us during these times.

Take time to imagine a new chapter of your life after the pandemic. What do you want it to look like? What’s important to you? How do you want to “do good” for others? Life is forever changed – did your goals?

Something fun and quite powerful to create is a vision board. This digital (there’s an app for that! iPhoneAndroid) or physical reflection (think arts & crafts collage) using photos, images, words and phrases expresses the life you want to live. Make it yours and keep your vision board in your line of sight to look at it each day. It keeps the vibes humming so your aspirations don’t get lost along the way. It also helps you actually achieve them. How are you going to “do good” this year (or month – baby steps)?

Dream Big and Do Good in 2021.

“Wellness Wednesday”

By Mindy Griffith

“As part of our Wellness Wednesday series Mindy talks about being prepared for appointments in your role of advocating for yourself.

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