During these uncertain, stressful times, we need to remain strong minded, eat well, rest well and feel confident in the work we are performing. The SC Academy of Family Physicians encourages our members to take their wellbeing serious.

We believe that physician wellbeing is an important issue that must be dealt with openly and proactively because it affects both patient safety and physician well-being. Taking deliberate steps to create an optimal clinical practice culture in which you can thrive can improve patient care, your quality of life, and the sustainability of your practice.  In order to take care of your patients, you first have to care for yourself. Fortunately, there are resources to help you take action to help improve your own well-being, including establishing healthy eating habits, assessing and improving your sleep, practicing mindfulness, and taking deliberate steps to increase happiness with tools like meditation and exercise.

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Enjoy the following links

Well-Being Tools

An app that teaches you how to meditate. Headspace is offering free access to Headspace Plus for all US. healthcare professionals working in public health settings during the crisis.

Ten Percent Happier
Another mindfulness and mediation app. The site also has a free sanity guide and is offering free access to the app for healthcare professionals.

The Awake Network
Free 0nline meditation resources for times of social distancing/COVID-19.

Physicians Weekly
Working to mitigate physician burnout​

Physicians Wellness Program
How To Set Up A Confidential Physician Counseling Service

Are you looking for a more relaxed and healthier state of mind? Whether you are beginner or experienced in mindfulness and meditation, The Mindfulness App will help you to become more present in your daily life

Physician Well-Being Articles

AAFP Resources

Wellness Energy Bars  


  •  cup almonds (or cashews or other nut of choice)
  • 4 large dates (pits removed)
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon (optional)


  • In a food processor, chop the nuts into fine pieces.
  • Remove and put in bowl.
  • In the food processor, puree the dates and raisins (or any combination of the two that equals ½ cup total) until they become the consistency of playdough. It will start to clump together when it is done.
  • Add the fruit paste and cinnamon to the chopped nuts and mix them by hand.
  • Roll the mixture between two sheets of wax paper to ½ inch thickness.
  • Cut into bars. Or make it really easy and just roll into energy balls!
  • Wrap in wax paper, plastic wrap, or snack size ziploc bags (or glass containers if you aren't giving to kids) and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Enjoy!


You can swap out the almonds for another type of nuts if you prefer (or seeds if you have a nut allergy) and the raisins for a different dried fruit.


Serving: 1barCalories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 25mg