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WATCH: Can Science Show Us How To Banish Burnout?

WATCH: Can Science Show Us How To Banish Burnout? | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Is mindfulness a remedy for burnout? A provocative new study suggests it just might be.
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Another study inidcates that by slowing down and taking time in ones hectic life can bestow emotional, physical and mental benefits that can enhance our ability to be productive and effective. The question is are we willing to turn off our smart gadgets?

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Larry Glover's curator insight, September 5, 2013 11:53 AM

Simple way to decrease stress, increase emotional balance and relational intelligence... and why is it not part of our national educational cirriculum?

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Resilience...The Alchemy of transforming life's stresses and adversities into opportunities for growth and joy
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The Healing Power of Self-Care in a World of Stress & Anxiety

The Healing Power of Self-Care in a World of Stress & Anxiety | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Don't put off self-care for later. Later will never come. We have to make time now for what's important, and self-care needs to be you priority.
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Living a resilient life requires a great deal of self-care. Don't confuse self-care with selfishness or self-contentedness!  This article and story outlines how one person developed a practice of self-care.

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8 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Get (or Stay) in Shape

8 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Get (or Stay) in Shape | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
When you're in shape you feel strong in mind & body, good in your skin, capable of doing whatever you want to do, and ready for whatever life throws at you.
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If one of your 2017 compass goals is to strengthen your resiliency practice these 8 helpful ways to build your physical resiliency.

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Young runners have stronger brain connections - Futurity

Young runners have stronger brain connections - Futurity | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Past research on exercise and cognition has focused on older adults. New work finds greater functional connectivity in the brains of young runners.
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It's very tough to find the right activities and sports that are healthy physically , emotionally and socially for our children. Here's some research that shows that choosing running improves brain functioning and reduces stress.

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Do Feelings Look the Same in Every Human Face?

Do Feelings Look the Same in Every Human Face? | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Emotions give us clues about how to respond to things happening in our environment: Is he dangerous? Does she love me? Can I trust him?
But can we trust our perceptions as we travel around the globe? Can Japanese tourists identify threatening people in Canada? Can a man from Saudi Arabia tell the difference between anger and disgust in Argentina?
A long line of research suggests the answer is basically “yes”—humans appear to express certain fundamental emotions through universal facial expressions that are usually recognizable to people from other cultures. This seems to be true even across cultures that have had little or no exposure to each other.
But, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, the theory of the “universality” of emotions may be missing something important. Their findings suggest that culture could play a stronger role than previously thought in how emotions are expressed and recognized. The paper has sparked a scientific debate about the interaction of biology and culture in shaping the expression of human emotion—and raised questions about what we all might have in common.

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Emotions express themselves in many ways.

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David Hain's curator insight, December 1, 2016 7:11 AM

The role of culture and biology in universal recognition symbols - very interesting read.

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Patch captures sweat to track body's response to exercise - Futurity

Patch captures sweat to track body's response to exercise - Futurity | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
A new device sticks to the skin, captures sweat, and can say if you need to drink more water, replenish electrolytes, or even seek medical help.
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To use these amazing patches I guess I'll have to increase the intensity of my workouts!

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5 Easy, Natural Ways to Reduce Stress

5 Easy, Natural Ways to Reduce Stress | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Here are five easy, natural ways to create a sense of peace and calm in only a few minutes.
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More helpful suggestions on handling stress. Not the typical suggestions, but very applicable as you try to stay centered in very un-centered world.

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Trying to Change Your Life? 6 Reminders to Help You Keep Going

Trying to Change Your Life? 6 Reminders to Help You Keep Going | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
If you’re going through some imposed change or you’re looking forward to seeing one, it may help to remember these six thoughts.
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I enjoyed how the author frames his six reminders. And his presentation of how central mindfulness is to successful change

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New Clues Into How Meditation May Boost The Immune System

New Clues Into How Meditation May Boost The Immune System | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
A meditation practice seems to shift expression of the genes that govern stress, mood and immunity.
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I've always believed that meditation and mindfulness were helpful to living a resilient life, but everyday I'm beginning to believe that it is the key to being resilient. If there is one practice that you could do today to start to improve your well-being, reduce your stress and build your resiliency it is meditation.

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What the Most Resilient People Have in Common

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The truth is that life can be tough, business can be hard-hitting and success comes with challenges. What separates those who can hold their own and keep going in times of adversity is a cluster of habits that center on resilience.

 

Resilience means developing a strong solid level of mental toughness. We aren't born with it--it's a habit you develop, a skill you learn. And it's absolutely essential.

 

Here are four core habits of the most resilient people:

 

1. They're connected to their emotions.
Resilient people understand their emotions and how to manage them. Some people say that suppressing what you feel is the best approach when you're going through tough times, but it's just the opposite--suppressing your emotions can backfire. People who are highly anxious or have a lot on their minds tend to struggle with unwanted thoughts. Resilient people are connected to their emotions and self-aware, which gives them more control.

 

2. They don't listen to negative voices in their heads.
Resilient people are able to get past the negativity and dig deeper to discover what's triggering it. Then instead of taking it to heart, they're able to turn it  into positive intentions. Resilient people are optimistic and believe in their own strength and ability to overcome any problems. In a crisis, a resilient person will be positive, open and willing to find the solution. They will not be dwelling on the problem but looking forward to the future solutions that should be considered.


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Adele Taylor's curator insight, September 5, 2016 9:48 PM
Very interesting, I have number 1, 2 and 3 sorted, habit 4 is a fail for me.
rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, September 6, 2016 5:44 AM
The most resilient people have a few things in common. The first most common thing is that they are not control freaks, and so they might let go of things that they can't control, and they move on. The second most common thing shared by them is that they are at peace with their innner selves. To know more, read the article curated in this post!
IDMB Advisory's curator insight, October 9, 2016 10:19 AM

When the going gets tough, use these ideas!

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5 Ways I've Lived Life More Fully Since My Cancer Scare

5 Ways I've Lived Life More Fully Since My Cancer Scare | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
I've done things differently since my cancer scare. I am now living life more fully, and so can you.
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Don't wait for a defining moment to change your life - create your life as if it is a defining moment." Tom Wojick

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To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents

To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Adults can be taught to create an environment for success.
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Thriving is a quality and outcome of resiliency. Learning how to thrive and to build resiliency skills can be encouraged, learned and practiced. If we truly want a more resilient society we need to put into practice and fund the very skills and programs that work.

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Exercise: It does so much more than burn calories - Harvard Health Blog

Exercise: It does so much more than burn calories - Harvard Health Blog | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
150 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity per week can significantly decrease the risk of dying prematurely.
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Sounds like a worthwhile investment of time! 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity per week can significantly decrease the risk of dying prematurely.

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Exercise can boost your memory and thinking skills - Harvard Health

Exercise can boost your memory and thinking skills - Harvard Health | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Moderate-intensity exercise can help improve your thinking and memory in just six months. You probably already know that exercising is necessary to preserve…
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I just need to rememer to exercise.

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This is How to Find Your Purpose – Better Humans

This is How to Find Your Purpose – Better Humans | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
In 1958, Hunter S. Thompson was not yet famous.
He had yet to meet Johnny Depp, who would become one of his closest friends. He had yet to write Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his most well-known novel. He hadn’t even discovered his personal style of reporting that would found the movement known as ‘gonzo journalism’.
He was, after all, only 22 years old.
Here’s what Hunter S. Thompson did do in 1958… He wrote a letter to a friend. But it wasn’t just any letter. It’s one of the most profound pieces on how to live that I have ever read.

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I was captivated by this letter written by American author Hunter Thompson to a friend. Most of all because he speaks to the Hallmarks of Relationship - Centered Leadership; Authenticity, Purpose, Presence, Resilience, Moral Courage and Trustworthiness. I found it encouraging, helpful and refreshing in moment in our history that may present challenges to finding our direction.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 3, 6:08 AM

Meet the Great Gonzo! And more importantly, read his musings on how to live a life of purpose! Brilliant!

Tom Wojick's comment, January 3, 11:17 AM
Thanks for this David it's a great read and resource.
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How to Set New Year's Goals You'll Actually Enjoy Pursuing

How to Set New Year's Goals You'll Actually Enjoy Pursuing | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
I hope this piece helps you go after your goals this year with a renewed sense of vitality and excitement. I have a feeling it will!
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Living a resilient life requires exploring, pursuing and growing. Its about going deeper, its not always about more. The concept and process of setting compass goals can is way of strengthening and deepening resileincy.

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The Woodland Cure

Why a good walk may just be the answer to all that ails you
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187 scientific studies support and confirm that mindfulness-based practices significantly reduced depression, stress and anxiety and improved quality of life. If you want to improve your resiliency take a walk in the woods!

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The 5 Muscles You Need To Exercise For A Functionally Fit Culture

The 5 Muscles You Need To Exercise For A Functionally Fit Culture | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
During the first half of 2014, I trained for and ran two half-marathons, back-to-back. This was a huge achievement for me as for the first time in my life, I didn’t get out of breath just from climbing stairs. Finally, I had become the holy grail of “fit”.
Shortly after the second half-marathon, I moved house. On moving day, I got up bright and early to load the crammed boxes into the van.  However, as I went to carry the first box, I found I couldn’t lift it. But I was so fit, I’d just run two half-marathons – what happened?! Well, it turns out, not all exercise is created equal. Although I had strong legs and stamina, my arms had not been trained at all, so I was weak as a kitten in my upper body. I was not what is known as functionally fit.
Functional fitness is the concept of linking exercise back to everyday movements found in daily life so that you can sense and respond to any external force or challenge that may come your way. For example, lifting boxes, running for the bus and dodging pedestrians.
This is the same type of strength needed in organisations if they are to thrive in the 21st century. Large corporations have traditionally been good at developing the structures and practices to enable efficient and predictable results, but this is the equivalent of just jogging on a treadmill every day. This worked when external conditions were stable and could be predicted. But what happens if you have to run outside, on unknown terrain, at varying speeds and with potential obstacles? Jogging on a treadmill doesn’t prepare you for a more uncertain and complex environment.
You must encourage and nurture certain attributes in order to have a culture that can thrive in unpredictable conditions. As part of our recent Digital Transformation Barriers Report, we have analysed best practice cultures and drawn on our experience with clients and our own teams to define these. These are the five muscles of your culture that must be exercised so that your organisation is functionally fit, and primed to respond to changing market dynamics:

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David Hain's curator insight, December 1, 2016 9:56 AM

Culture levers to focus on for a digitally transformed future? How will your organisation manage them?

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Study Tests Whether Lifting Weights Or Running Grows More New Brain Cells - PsyBlog

Study Tests Whether Lifting Weights Or Running Grows More New Brain Cells - PsyBlog | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
The right type of exercise can triple the number of neurons in the brain's memory zone.
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I only hope I deposited a significant number of new brains cells into my account when I was running marathons to get me through my running retirement!

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One of America's most loved authors says the most resilient people have these traits in common

One of America's most loved authors says the most resilient people have these traits in common | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
It's tense.
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Exercise releases this fat-burning hormone - Futurity

Exercise releases this fat-burning hormone - Futurity | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Exercise releases irisin, a hormone that helps get rid of fat. "Instead of waiting for a miracle drug, you can help yourself by changing your lifestyle."
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Coffee, chocolate and wine are good and now a few days of exercise per week - life is good.

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Neuroscience Of Meditation: How To Make Your Mind Awesome

Neuroscience Of Meditation: How To Make Your Mind Awesome | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Everybody says meditation is great but how do you do it right? Let's look at the neuroscience of meditation and how it can make you much happier.
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What to become more resilient? Develop a resilient mind by learning to be mindful and by mediating.
This article is a great overview with helpful advice.

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5 Breathing Techniques to Melt Your Stress Away

5 Breathing Techniques to Melt Your Stress Away | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
If you've been feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed, try one of these five simple breathing techniques to quickly find peace and calm.
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I also recommend the following article related to breathing and safety: http://renewalgroup.weebly.com/blog/a-breath-away-from-catastrophe-creating-mindful-work-environments

 

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Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Silence may allow your brain to rejuvenate leaving you feeling a new freedom
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Scientists have discovered 5 personality traits linked with a long life

Scientists have discovered 5 personality traits linked with a long life | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
And while one study found that we're not particularly good at identifying these traits in ourselves, it suggested that our close friends are often spot-on.
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Set up a meeting with a best friend and ask for their opinion on how they see you. It could mean a few more additional years!

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We Can Change The World Just By Noticing

We Can Change The World Just By Noticing | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
History, anthropology, and science all show that human survival was based to a great extent on our ability to notice when we were in danger and when we were safe. To be and feel noticed meets a deep human need. Each time we turn off our capacit
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What will you notice today?

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Larry Glover's curator insight, May 2, 2016 2:47 PM
Reminds me of the timeless wisdom, "We see the world not as it is but as we are." We loose access to awe and wonder when we become overly immersed in the human world.