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Resilience...The Alchemy of transforming life's stresses and adversities into opportunities for growth and joy
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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, 2014 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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What Does Science Teach Us About Well-Being?

What Does Science Teach Us About Well-Being? | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
It is my fervent aspiration that our culture will pay more attention to well-being, will include strategies to promote well-being with our educational curricula and within the healthcare arena, and will include well-being within our definitions of...

Via Larry Glover
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How often have you heard the word resiliency used in the last  10 years? Unfortunately, we hear it used when there is a crisis: Sandy Hook and super storn Sandy. Fortunately it is what gets many through these adverse experiences and times. Yet resiliency isn't only for to us deal with tradegy, it is meant to be availalbe and used in our everyday lives. 

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Larry Glover's curator insight, December 3, 2013 2:18 PM

The simple summation is that "well-being" is a learnable skill, thanks to the power of neuro-plasticity in our brains and the power of intention. Furthermore, we are born with an inclination toward this generosity and kindness with ourselves and with others; it is culture that trains us to be otherwise. The good news, we can reclaim the joy and ease of our natural well being through a re-wilding of ourselves, through returning our loyalty and attention to attention.

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"The Credit Belongs to the Man in the Arena"

"The Credit Belongs to the Man in the Arena" | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
If you ever need the motivation to do rather than complain, to overcome the fear of trying, or strive to do better, Theodore Roosevelt can give it to you in a paragraph.
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Only a resilient person can stand in the arena.

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75 Years In The Making: Harvard Just Released Its Epic Study On What Men Need To Live A Happy Life

75 Years In The Making: Harvard Just Released Its Epic Study On What Men Need To Live A Happy Life | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
In 1938 Harvard University began following 268 male undergraduate students and kicked off the longest-running longitudinal studies of human development in history.

Via Sandeep Gautam
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Great insight in how to live a happy and resilient life!

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David Hain's comment, November 8, 2013 2:46 AM
Link not working at the moment Sandy, sound god though!
Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, November 8, 2013 12:12 PM

"La felicidad es amor. Punto." George E. Valliant, investigador del estudio más largo del desarrollo humano que se ha hecho en el mundo, el Grant Project de Harvard.

Iosu Lazcoz Iso's curator insight, November 11, 2013 3:57 PM
Un estudio que marco. Una epoca
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High Stress Levels Just Another Problem For Coaches

High Stress Levels Just Another Problem For Coaches | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
STORRS — There is no official injury list for coaches. There is no probable, questionable or doubtful.
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Most recently head concussions have captured the spotlight, but what hasn't been discussed is the Stress of being a competitive coach and athlete: "But we're all so competitive. It's not just the stress and the pressure. It's the competitiveness to win. I can't stand losing. I'm going to do everything I can to not lose. If that means staying up late, coming in early, trying to outwork everybody, whatever it takes, and try to develop that mentality with our team that we're no going to accept losing. We are not going to accept it!"

 

With mindsets like, "I can't stand losing." no wonder the level of stress is disabling coaches. You have to question how effective this mindset is both for stress and for creating the outcomes you desire most?

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Six Myths About Stress

Six Myths About Stress | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Dispelling the myths about stress can help us to understand our problems – and then take action to address them.
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Test your stress knowledge.

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The Scientific Way To Stay Sane Under Stress

The Scientific Way To Stay Sane Under Stress | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Are you sometimes so stressed, you feel as if you're going insane? Use these 6 tips and science-based tools to keep stress out of your life and away from your business.
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Status and Stress

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The poor and powerless are at greater risk of early death.
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In many ways the research and insights in this article are not surprising. It is a known fact that one of the top stressors in life is the feeling of not being in or having control over one's life or work. It is very distressing to see the global shift in income inequality. The costs will be extrodinary.

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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, 2014 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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Top 10 Reasons to Exercise Regularly (Besides Losing Weight)

Top 10 Reasons to Exercise Regularly (Besides Losing Weight) | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
You've been told a hundred times that exercise is good for you, and it's true--but it's good for a lot more than just losing weight or building muscle. Here are 10 other benefits you'll see from just a little daily exercise.
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I want to add another; it will increase your physical resiliency!

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WATCH: Turns Out, We May Have Gotten the Science of Stress Completely Wrong

WATCH: Turns Out, We May Have Gotten the Science of Stress Completely Wrong | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Psychologist Kelly McGonigal shares new research showing that it's our thinking about stress, rather than stress itself, that affects our health.
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My view isn't that we've gotten it wrong, we just haven't made the connection between stress and resilience. Excellent presentation. If you get stressed about stress - think about it from the flip side, "This stress is making me stronger."

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Study Finds Aerobic Exercise Improves Memory, Brain Function and Physical Fitness | Center for BrainHealth

Study Finds Aerobic Exercise Improves Memory, Brain Function and Physical Fitness | Center for BrainHealth | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
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This study provides additional evidence of how interdependent we are and that if you focus on building one aspect of resiliency that it will enhance other important factors as well.

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The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo they bend but rarely break. How resilient...

Via Anne Leong, Create Wise Leader
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BlessingWhite enews:Don't Panic! Why leaders stay calm – and keep others calm – under pressure

BlessingWhite enews:Don't Panic! Why leaders stay calm – and keep others calm – under pressure | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
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Great overview of the brain and stress, and a three step listening process to help both you and others to to feel valued and to perfrom at their best.

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Daniel Goleman: "Focus: The Hidden Driver Of Excellence" | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR

Daniel Goleman: "Focus: The Hidden Driver Of Excellence" | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
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Excellent insight and research that shows the value of focus and attention. I beleive that our obsession with multi-tasking and constantly being distracted is a 21st century resilience issue. I work with a management team that when we have a mood check before our meetings they all say overwhelmed. A major part of being overwhemled is not having focus.

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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?