At Desert Care Network, mental and physical wellness are top priorities for our physicians, residents, and staff. In order to take the best care of our patients, we first must take care of ourselves. A list of physical and mental wellness resources has been compiled below, along with outdoor, arts and cultural activities to be found in the Coachella Valley.
Mental well-being is critical, especially in the life of a physician. Meditation and mindfulness practice can help develop our ability to respond to the daily stress of our environment.
Substance Use Resources
The Physicians Confidential Line
If you are having thoughts of wanting to harm yourself or others, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Online chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
or call 800.273.TALK (8255)
Professional Organization Wellness Sites
Several professional organizations have their own wellness resource collections. Here are links to a few of them:
Several video channels for physical wellness are out there! Here are a few suggestions:
Our institution is fortunate to be located in a world-class city, nestled against the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains. Incredible outdoor adventures await you. For some ideas, check out these resources:
Joshua Tree National Park for hiking, camping, rock climbing, bouldering, horseback riding, and more.
Distance: ~45 minutes from Palm Springs
Idyllwild, CA for hiking, camping, rock climbing, and more.
Distance: ~1 hour from Palm Springs.
Anza Borrego Desert State Park for hiking, camping, and more. You don’t want to miss the desert wildflowers bloom during springtime!
Distance: ~1 hr and 45 minutes from Palm Springs
Big Bear Lake for snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, camping, swimming, jet skiing, and more.
Distance: ~1 hr and 45 minutes from Palm Springs.
Culture, Arts, and Music Activities
The Coachella Valley is a world-renowned tourist destination, with something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you enjoy music festivals, golf tournaments, or are an architecture connoisseur, there is something in the Valley for you.
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Riverside County Fair & Date Festival
Indio International Tamale Festival
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs International Film Festival
The American Express PGA Golf Tournament
The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
Personal Development Reading List
Personal growth can provide a strong foundation for wellness and resilience. The following list contains suggestions on popular self-development reading:
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
- Mindset by Carol Dweck
- Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
- Give and Take by Adam Grant
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
- Start with Why by Simon Sinek