We know we have the basic human needs of water, food, air, and shelter to survive. We could continue to exist while feeling fearful, depressed, angry, and disconnected from one another. But we humans have evolved beyond merely existing. We want more. We want to succeed. We want to flourish. We want joy, love, connection, fun, meaning, and life purpose.
Have you had days when you thought a sneeze would blow you over? You felt dis-stressed, depressed or plain worn out. I have had days from burnt toast to a family member crashing his car that exhausted me. I’ve asked myself, We can bounce back more easily when we have developed some everyday grit or resilience. The end result of building resilience is that we have increased strength, skills and adaptability to handle life’s pains, strains and challenges. We are able to bounce back.
Oh! The Coronavirus You, along with millions of others, are probably on alert due to the potential danger of the Coronavirus and political unrest. Sport, theatre and charitable events have been put on HOLD or cancelled. Churches, schools and even courts with juries have put a ban on their gatherings. Others negatively affected are small […]
It is easy to feel grateful when you have leisure time, freedom of movement, finances, and health. Indeed an attitude of gratitude has many benefits.
“Loneliness kills!” Dr. Robert Waldinger, Harvard University We were forty-years-old when my hubby was transferred from Ontario to Calgary, Alberta. I felt excited to explore the employment opportunities in this dynamic city. After four months of job seeking, I was still unemployed. I was often home alone and the phone seldom rang from near or […]
When we accept existential paradox, we ease off our tendency to fight for the right answer, solution or direction. Are you ready to accept contradictions?
Willpower is necessary to reach goals. Yet we can experience willpower fatigue. Read how the research helped me maximize my limited amount of willpower.
You are Awesome Neil Pasricha has followed up his best selling books, The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation with the resiliency-focused, You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life. I am not quite sure why his staff contacted me with an offer of a pre-launch copy […]
Ex-police officer, Brad Coulbeck’s book, The Resilient Mind — Achieve Success by Building Mental & Emotional Toughness is filled with stories and research.
Many of us have moved from saying “Woe is me” to “WOW! I survived and I am even thriving.” We could ask ourselves, “Where did my resiliency develop? And if it did not develop in childhood, when did it develop?” If you do not identify yourself as being resilient to challenges, you may not recognize […]
We love quotations as they are like nuggets of gold; pure thoughts that can improve our thinking, self-perception, and worldview. Enjoy these resilience quotes.
Have you ever left your favorite bookstore feeling renewed and a little wiser? Or perhaps you have felt the same after visiting amazon.com and glancing through pages of book titles. I noticed this phenomenon when visiting a friend. I was drawn to her wall of well-read books. I realized that the core message of most self-help and knowledge based books is […]