Health care & emergency service professionals begin their careers as passionate, idealistic people who often think, “I can’t believe they pay me to do this job.” Almost immediately, the “realities of the job” (day-to-day pressures & demands, the clash between expectation & reality, trauma, etc.) start to take their toll. Without an effective strategy, these can be devastating to even the most experienced and capable people. This presentation is designed to help the participants prevent the day-to-day pressures from destroying the very things they have worked so hard to build. They will learn how personal wellness, balance, and resilience are essential for their long-term professional and personal well-being.