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How Many Bombs Does It Take?

How Many Bombs Does It Take? | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
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"I also think about our spirit of community—the compassion that people have when they allow their human nature to flow through their hearts and into their hands to hold those in need close."

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Resilience...The Alchemy of transforming life's stresses and adversities into opportunities for growth and joy
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Playing Outside Supports Children's Spirituality

Playing Outside Supports Children's Spirituality | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Conscious Living TV was founded in 2007 to raise the consciousness of the planet through media. From eco-fashion and organic vegetarian cuisine to luxury green travel, spirituality and natural health – our goal is to highlight the best in sustainable living, and feature the people, places and pioneers that are changing the world for the better.
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To live a resilient life is to find a sense of spirituality and meaning. There isn't a better way to build and touch one's spirit than to connect with nature.

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Just Thinking You Slept Poorly Can Hurt Your Performance

Just Thinking You Slept Poorly Can Hurt Your Performance | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Do away with those gadgets that track your sleep! They may be hurting your performance.

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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, 7:39 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, 9:19 AM

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, 6:34 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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Americans Are Too Afraid And Stressed To Take Days Off From Work

Americans Are Too Afraid And Stressed To Take Days Off From Work | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
American workers are too scared to go on vacation.

About 40 percent of us don't plan on using all of our paid time off this year, according to a new survey released Tuesday by the U.S. Travel Association and GfK, a market research firm. The surv...
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to live resiliently requires that we balance work with rest and relaxation. In American we worship organizations, but I find them resistant to scientific evidence that counters the methods they believe will improve productivity and motivation - very unfortunate for all involved.

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Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain

Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Vacation isn’t a luxury. Neither is daydreaming. Don’t skimp.
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Great description of the brains two part attentional system, which provides the science behind why taking a break is productive. Now if could get my clients to trust that they will be more productive and creative by taking their vacation and to bury their blackberry in the sand! 

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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, 5:54 AM

the importance of resilience cannot be overemphasized!

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 5, 3:03 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, 1:32 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 6, 9:04 PM

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, 3:27 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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