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6 Healthy Reasons To Unplug From Technology

6 Healthy Reasons To Unplug From Technology | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
If you're reading this, you might not know that it's the fourth annual National Day of Unplugging, a day when participants nationwide pledge to spend 24 hours completely tech-free. Impossible, you say?
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We all have experienced numerous ways technology has improved our ability to work, learn and navigate our complex world. What we are less aware of is how it can have anegative impact on many facets of our lives. One way of awakening to these potential negative aspects is to unplug and notice, just notice how you respond and what new awakenings you have.

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'Virtual visits' lower stress for kids in the hospital - Futurity

'Virtual visits' lower stress for kids in the hospital - Futurity | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Technology that lets hospitalized kids visit family and friends via the internet can lower stress, which may help them recover faster.
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I think this finding is consistent with one factor that is a characteristic of resilient people, which is that they have a strong social support system. Resilient individuals typically are not Lone Ranger's. I hope that hospitals provide the technology for kids who can't afford IPads.  

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5 Things Truly Resilient People Do Differently

5 Things Truly Resilient People Do Differently | Living Resilient | Scoop.it

back Humans have a remarkable capacity for resilience. Over and over, we hear stories of people who, after trauma and adversity, pick themselves up, put the pieces back together, and go on with their lives.

But for many, there's a place beyond recovery...

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This article points out that higher levels of resiliency require the ability to not only bounce back, but more importantly to bounce forward.

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To get creative, get walking - Futurity

To get creative, get walking - Futurity | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Walking, indoors or out, can boost creative inspiration by as much as 60 percent, new research shows.
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When your boss stops you and asks,"Why aren't you at your desk?". Tell him your trying to find a creative solution to make him money. 

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Larry Glover's curator insight, May 20, 10:39 AM

How can we be creatively, or wildly, resilient if we are not embodied? My experience is that anything, qi gong-dancing-yoga..., anything that brings me more into my body boosts my creativity. Other research demonstrates, contrary to this study, creativity benefits to time spent outdoors. It will be interesting as research flushes this out further.

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Is Chronic Stress the New Normal?

Is Chronic Stress the New Normal? | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
For many of us, a good day means that we stayed on schedule, worked through deadlines, and completed the day’s responsibilities. Apart from a few frustrations and hassles, most of what we do doesn’t seem all that stressful to us. We’ve gotten use...
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Great article with very helpful resources and references!

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Top 10 Best Exercises to Keep You Healthy and Fit

Top 10 Best Exercises to Keep You Healthy and Fit | Living Resilient | Scoop.it

If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better — the gym scene can be intimidating. Just having to walk by treadmills, stationary bikes, and weight machines can be enough to make you head straight back home to the couch. However, it’s not necessary to spend four hours in the gym every day to feel and see a marked improvement to your overall health. What is necessary, however, is to make sure that you are maximizing your time — even if is far less than four hours per day.

 

The focus of this article is exercise — the 10 favorite, most effective ones to reach your goals. Obviously, any exercise program depends on the underlying health status of the participant. Be certain that your health is appropriate for exercise prior to attempting a new program.

 


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Physical resilience is a core component of whole-being resiliency. I found through personal experience that these 10 exercises strengthen my physical resilience and contribute to living a resilient life.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 3, 12:19 PM

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Jim Rohn


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10 Things Super Successful People Do To Stay Calm

10 Things Super Successful People Do To Stay Calm | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
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The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at m...
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Not only do these actions and strategies keep you calm they reduce stress and strenghten your resiliency.

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6 Ways Being Mindful Can Make You a Better Leader

6 Ways Being Mindful Can Make You a Better Leader | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Behind the latest buzzword are practical keys to help you gain clarity and control. These 6 simple tips can help you bring mindfulness to your business.
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Practical is the key word. Easy to do -just do it.

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Actually TIME, This Is What The 'Mindful Revolution' Really Looks Like

Actually TIME, This Is What The 'Mindful Revolution' Really Looks Like | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
2014 has been called the "year of mindful living," and talk of a mindful revolution seems to be everywhere from Davos to Silicon Valley. Most recently, mindfulness was the subject of a controversial cover of TIME Magazine.

TIME's "M...
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It's time to join the revolution. There is growing body of evidence that mindful practices benefit for all human beings no matter where they are in life and what they do. 

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The New Science Behind Early Education | Innovation Hub | Great Minds, Great Conversations

The New Science Behind Early Education | Innovation Hub | Great Minds, Great Conversations | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
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"Everyone knows how it feels to be stressed. Your heart is pounding, your blood pressure is up, and you feel a rush of adrenaline. Now, imagine feeling like that all the time."  Very insight presentation of the devastating effects of stress in earl childhood. Although it focuses on the stresses caused by living in unstable economic situations there is much to be learned for everyone.

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The 20 Minute Morning Routine Guaranteed to Make Your Day Better

The 20 Minute Morning Routine Guaranteed to Make Your Day Better | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Medications, meditations, or chugging coffee not required.
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How to start your day resiliently! 

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Larry Glover's curator insight, January 10, 9:34 AM

Yep, good exercise strenghtens your dimensional resilience. I particularly recommend the outdoor variety, and those that promote flexability and balance and mindfulness.

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10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed

10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. So naturally we are obsessed with it.. I would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are ten of the best ones I found
Via Belinda MJ.B, Bobby Dillard, Dr. Amy Fuller, David Hain, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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Happier and more resilient.
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New Study Says There's An Upside To Experiencing Hardship

New Study Says There's An Upside To Experiencing Hardship | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Here's some good news for divorcés: new research suggests that people who have experienced hardships in the past savor things more in the present.
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The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
There's more to finding happiness than a balanced mix of exercise, nutrition, and outdoor play. To launch your new year, we've broken the pursuit down into simple, life-changing strategies.
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Not only will these life-changing strategies make you happier they will make you more resilient. 

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Stressed Out: Americans Tell Us About Stress In Their Lives

Stressed Out: Americans Tell Us About Stress In Their Lives | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a poll in March and early April to find out how stress is affecting people in the U.S. Here's what we found.
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Very information and essential information for organizational HR, EPA and supervisors. Stress is one of the top three reasons behind workplace accidents, injuries, illness and poor performance. 

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25 minutes of meditating eases stress - Futurity

25 minutes of meditating eases stress - Futurity | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Even brief sessions of mindfulness meditation—25 minutes for three consecutive days—can help people cope with stressful situations.
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What's In Your (Resiliency) Bank Account

What's In Your (Resiliency) Bank Account | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
One thing you can count on is life being a mix of good times, bad times, joy, and sorrow. None of us can predict what tomorrow will bring. Consider the tragedies our nation, communities, and families...
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Effects of Stress on Memory and Cognitive Functions

Effects of Stress on Memory and Cognitive Functions | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
This insightful article from the Institute of HeartMath explores how experience persistent or high levels of stress can diminished memory and cognitive processes.
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The key is positive emotions!

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4 Habits Of The Most Resilient People

4 Habits Of The Most Resilient People | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
When the going gets tough, what makes some bounce back while others fizzle out? Firing the naysayers in your head, surrounding yourself with a board...

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 28, 8:54 AM

the importance of resilience cannot be overemphasized!

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 5, 6:03 AM

Excellent Scoop by Ricard Lloria here.  I agree with the full article and here is my favorite section, as I am finding this to be true.  The more I see the less I know...  


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3. THEY ARE COMFORTABLE NOT KNOWING


Kathleen Harren has progressed from director of nursing, to chief nurse executive, to regional director of the Nursing Institute at the Mary Medical Center in Torrance, Calif.


She believes in order to progress everyone needs “to [be able to] speak on any particular issue without being fully prepared. To be flexible and articulate and confident enough,” even when you don’t know everything, because “we can’t know everything.”


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Larry Glover's curator insight, March 5, 4:32 PM

A good list in a short article on staying resilient amidst life's challanges.

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The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” | Mindful

The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” | Mindful | Living Resilient | Scoop.it

RT @gould_nathan: Why the pursuit of meaning may be better for you than the pursuit of happiness... http://t.co/48ojQLFnNe


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Happiness is fleeting. Just ask any stock broker after they get their bonus. A few weeks done the road the glow is gone and now its about how can I get an even bigger bonus. Meaning and resiliency are interwoven and have permanence.

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How To Perform At Your Peak Every Day: 10 Tips For Working Smarter In 2014

How To Perform At Your Peak Every Day: 10 Tips For Working Smarter In 2014 | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
The key to accomplishing more at work isn't working more. It's working smarter. Here are 10 tips for using your precious mental energy wisely.

Via Larry Glover
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Who couldn't use a few tips!!!

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Larry Glover's curator insight, February 7, 12:04 AM

Great practical tips for more effective practical performance.

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FEA-ART-Sitting-Still-Like-a-Frog_London-Times.pdf

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Excellent article on how mindfulness can help reduce stress, increase focus and produce feelings of happiness in children. Clamer, less stressful and happier children should have a direction correlation with reducing parental stress I would think!  

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Larry Glover's curator insight, February 3, 6:27 PM

Skills that help children out to help parents too, eh?

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How Regular Exercise Helps You Balance Work and Family

How Regular Exercise Helps You Balance Work and Family | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
A reduction in stress is tantamount to an expansion of time.
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New research demonstrates a clear relationship between physical activity that is planned, structured, repetitive, and purposive and one’s ability to manage the intersection between work and home.

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a Dec. 3 guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here.
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I suggest focusing one or two of these resiliency building and strengthening traits, perspectives and skills until you feel you have developed that particular muscle. As you gain your confidence in one the others will be easier to master.

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These 5 healthy habits reduce dementia risk - Futurity

These 5 healthy habits reduce dementia risk - Futurity | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
There are five healthy behaviors that appear to significantly reduce the risk of dementia, according to a 35-year study that monitored men's health habits.
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Why is it that these five habits always emerge when we discuss resiliency and all of it's aspects. To have a resilient mind start a practicing these healty five habits. If I could only remenber what they are?

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You'll feel proud if you play to win - Futurity

You'll feel proud if you play to win - Futurity | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
If you compete and your goal is to win, you’re more likely to feel pride rather than shame about the … Continued
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I beleive this insight and advice applies to managers/supervisors as well as parents and teachers.

 

“Our advice is for people to focus on what they can achieve rather than on what they can lose,” Conroy says. “It may be particularly helpful if coaches and teachers understand these results so they can help influence their athletes’ and students’ achievement goals so as to minimize feelings that can hurt performance.”

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