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Andrea on Self-Care

What You Need to Know: 

Our UK Health & Wellness self-care specialist Andrea DeWeese, M.S., CTTS is a Wellness Specialist and the Medical Referral Liaison. She regularly shares her knowledge and insights on self-care topics with the UK community through programs, events and articles in Healthy You.

 Andrea Deweese, MS, CTTS
 Wellness Specialist
 andreadeweese@uky.edu
 Andrea's bio

Insights by Topic

Motivation

Stress

Brush It Off: Dealing with Setbacks

by Wellness Specialist and Medical Referral Liason Andrea Deweese, M.S., CTTS

It was chaotic! What used to be a get-together of three single friends had morphed into a frenzied scene: three couples and our FIVE kids - all under the age of four. (A three-year-old, two two-year-olds, and two babies!) The adults chatted, while the toddlers chased each other, trying to avoid stepping on the babies crawling underfoot. It was only a matter of time until we heard a thump and a cry. Of course, we all looked around anxiously to see whose child had been hurt. It was Katie's son, Nate. What followed was an awesome lesson in resilience... Read more »

 

Going Beyond Resolutions: Making Healthy Changes for Good

by Wellness Specialist and Medical Referral Liason Andrea Deweese, M.S., CTTS

Think of all the times you've said: "I'm really going to make a change this time," or "This year, things are going to be different." It's easy to do. You set your sights on a goal, like pursuing a healthier lifestyle. You have every intention of following through. Then somewhere along the way, you lose focus or encounter an obstacle. There goes your motivation, you become discouraged and you give up. Tired of the endless cycle? Here are some tips to help! Stamp It in Ink: Identify exactly what you want to accomplish and sign your name to your statement of intent. Make it tangible, specific and take ownership! Read more »

Stress Management: How to Reduce, Prevent & Cope with Stress

by Wellness Specialist and Medical Referral Liason Andrea Deweese, M.S., CTTS (adapted from helpguide.org)

It may seem that there's nothing you can do about your stress level. The bills aren't going to stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day for all your errands, and your career or family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have a lot more control than you might think. In fact, the simple realization that you're in control of your life is the foundation of stress management. Managing stress is all about taking charge: taking charge of your thoughts, your emotions, your schedule, your environment, and the way you deal with problems. Read more »