Goal Setting Builds Resilience

Being resilient is a belief in the 3 P’s (Personalization, Permanence, and Pervasiveness) for managing upset. This concept comes from Dr. Martin Seligman and it is a reminder that: in the midst of our adversity that while it involves us, it is not necessarily because of us (personalization), that the feeling of grief/ challenge/ crisisContinue reading “Goal Setting Builds Resilience”

The Scientifically Proven Emotional Benefit of Experiencing Collective Joy (Yes, Even Royal Weddings)

Yesterday I saw someone lament on social media that we were still talking about the royal wedding a whole four days later. He was over it, people. Let’s get back to the real world with its runnels of car-engulfing lava and stomach churning political climate! Part of me could absolutely relate. I, too, get consumed withContinue reading “The Scientifically Proven Emotional Benefit of Experiencing Collective Joy (Yes, Even Royal Weddings)”

Let be. Let go. Let in.

I have never had a quiet mind. Those who know me might even laugh at that understatement. For the most part, I embrace it! There are many benefits to having a mind that likes to stay busy. Those of us who have “unquiet minds” also tend to be planners, problem solvers, action oriented and goodContinue reading “Let be. Let go. Let in.”

10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 10- Can You Hear Me Now?

The most resilient people are also skilled communicators. First, they have the ability to articulate their challenges and their coping strategies: “I can’t stay late at work tonight on such short notice. Let’s talk tomorrow about how we can get the job done more efficiently without either of us having to work overtime.”  “I amContinue reading “10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 10- Can You Hear Me Now?”

10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 8- Give It a Rest

Today’s focus is specifically on resting and its positive impact on professional resiliency. Discipline, action, intensity, priority: those words do not usually invoke the word “rest.” And, yet, that is exactly what I am prescribing for both individual and organizational resilience. Any marathoner worth their running shoes understands the value of the Rest Day inContinue reading “10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 8- Give It a Rest”

10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 7- Challenges are Recharging

I am a pretty active person; running and getting to the gym a few times a week is something I enjoy. Not everyone does, and I get that. After a long Monday, even the most die-hard gym rat can lose motivation. The pull of the couch is strong. Good! We all need time to recharge. ThereContinue reading “10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 7- Challenges are Recharging”

10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 3- Don’t Carry Around What is Not Yours

We all carry around a lot in life. On one end of the spectrum, there is the daily grind of work, family and personal responsibility. Those are the constant obligations that alone don’t seem like much, but always seem to come bundled with 100 different other things we have to do. My boyfriend calls thoseContinue reading “10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 3- Don’t Carry Around What is Not Yours”

10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 2- Find Your Tribe

When it comes to building resilience, there is no such thing as a Maverick. No going it alone or toughing it out. This is about building bridges and not walls. Building resilience means finding your tribe and loving them hard. It doesn’t take many people; in fact, it only takes three core people in yourContinue reading “10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 2- Find Your Tribe”

Self-care for Social Justice Warriors

A little more than year ago I wrote self-care guidelines for social justice workers as I watched the events unfold at JFK airport following Trump’s travel ban. The scene looked strikingly familiar to the scenes of crisis I have witnessed personally. The faces of anxious family members trying to process the swirling deluge of information.Continue reading “Self-care for Social Justice Warriors”