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Resilience...The Alchemy of transforming life's stresses and adversities into opportunities for growth and joy
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How Are You Using Your 86,400 Seconds? | Tiny Buddha

How Are You Using Your 86,400 Seconds? | Tiny Buddha | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
We all have 86,400 seconds to spend every day, and at the end of the day, they’re gone. How are you using yours?
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Read this article this morning and provided me with a new perspective on the day.

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Can Mindfulness Increase Our Resilience to Stress?

Neuroscientist Richard Davidson and clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn on how mindfulness training can lead to greater resilience to stress. An excer...

Via Maya Mathias, Wise Leader™
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Two of the pioneers in mindfulness share their insights, expereinces and helpful advice on how you can gain increased resilience by reducing stress.

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Maya Mathias's curator insight, February 22, 2013 11:34 AM

Science is now catching up to what monks & other spiritual teachers have experienced for generations - the beneficial effects of mindfulness on your psyche and ability to perceive the big picture of what's going on in your life.

Suzanne Izzard's curator insight, February 25, 2013 1:42 PM

Two of the key people in mindfulness share their insights, experiences, thoughts and advicze on gaining resilience by reducing stress.

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Futurity.org – Young bonobos comfort friends in need

Futurity.org – Young bonobos comfort friends in need | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Like humans, bonobos show signs of empathy and the desire to console family and friends early in life.

Research news from leading universities

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The question is why does this natural ability or instinct, or EQ seem to diminish as we become adults?Much of my work in leadership is help leaders discover this innate sense and ability.

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8 Beliefs That Make You More Resilient

8 Beliefs That Make You More Resilient | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
What you believe about work either weakens you or makes you stronger.
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Larry Glover's curator insight, January 28, 2013 10:18 AM

Beliefs are one of the most powerful shapers of our lives and daily experience. Here's a good list of beliefs to be aware of:

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Why Exercise May Do A Teenage Mind Good : NPR

Why Exercise May Do A Teenage Mind Good : NPR | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Researchers find that when young people exercise, their mental health improves through a more positive self-image and through winning friends.
Tom Wojick's insight:

The experience of my friend and colleague Fred Brown know how true and improtant the finidngs of this research is. Many years ago we instituted a program at his elementary school called LIFE, learning through the Integration of Fitness and Education. The program was an after school initiative to make up for absence of a formal program. Kids loved it, parent stook advantage of the after school supervision, and Fred and his teachers found that it had a positive impact on attendance, partiicpation and overall school climate. It was non-competitive and included many froms of exercise from aerobics and dance to running.

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Stress, Portrait of a Killer - Full Documentary (2008)

Robert Sapolsky; Stress, Portrait of a Killer - Film documenting the groundbreaking neuroscience of Robert Sapolsky : http://t.co/Be55ijn6
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One of the most important things you can do for yourself and others in 2013 is to understand stress and develop practices to limit the devastating effects it has on your physical, mental and emotional well-being. This film is one of the best I've ever reviewed. It provides an indepth review of this modern malady. After you view it, go to my blog and read, The Seven Rituals of Renewal to assist you in preventing stress from stealing your well-being.

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ResourceCalendar2013.pdf

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A creative, meaningful and fun tool to help you build your children's resilience. Build upon Self-Determintion Theory the calendar provides 12 months of information and activities you can engage in with your children.

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David Hain's curator insight, December 21, 2012 6:32 AM

Here's to 2013 being a year of wellbeing for everyone - and some ideas to achieve it and to share with people whose wellbeing is important to you!

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Prosthetic Arms a Complex Test for Amputees

Prosthetic Arms a Complex Test for Amputees | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
War veterans who have lost their upper limbs have found that replicating their complex actions with robotic arms can be excruciatingly difficult.
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This is Your Brain on Organizational Change - Walter McFarland ...

This is Your Brain on Organizational Change - Walter McFarland ... | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
This phenomenon, often referred to as "human resistance to change," is possibly the most important issue facing the field of organizational change — and one that continues to baffle scholars, consultants, and executives.

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10 Powerful Benefits of Change | Tiny Buddha

10 Powerful Benefits of Change | Tiny Buddha | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Change can seem scary, but it has many benefits. Here are 10 reasons to embrace and create change in your life.
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Stress by Generations: 2012

Stress by Generations: 2012 | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Survey findings show that our ability to manage stress and achieve healthy lifestyles varies by age.
Tom Wojick's insight:

Excellent information and critical for any one who leads people. Having an awareness that stress does not discriminate by age or gender or any other factor can assist a manager in developing stratgies to address the issues and concerns of their workforce. Stress is negative relationship, perfromance and team building factor.

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Breathing: Three Exercises - Dr. Weil

Breathing: Three Exercises - Dr. Weil | Living Resilient | Scoop.it

"Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders."
Andrew Weil, M.D.


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Stress doesn't have to control you. By practicing these breathing excercises you can restore your balance, renew your energy and reduce the negative physical effects stress can have on your body and mind.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 10, 2013 1:49 PM

Breathe.  Be in the now.  You're not lost if you're in the now.

John Burik's comment, February 17, 2013 11:30 AM
It can also be quite anxiety increasing in those who tend toward panic disorder. A gentle word of caution is in order.
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Relax! You’ll Be More Productive

Relax! You’ll Be More Productive | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
To be at your peak, don’t work so much.
Tom Wojick's insight:

This information in this article hightlights and supports the need to renew one's energy to improve the quaility and quanity of our performance. It has many similar concepts to my Rituals of Renewal, Which can reference on my blog and on this page.

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Mario Maresca's curator insight, February 11, 2013 6:33 AM

L'importanza di rilassarsi per essere produttivi

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Rituals for Renewal: 7 Steps to Lower Your Stress | Tiny Buddha

Rituals for Renewal: 7 Steps to Lower Your Stress | Tiny Buddha | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
We all need time for renewal to lower our stress levels. Even if we think we're too busy, especially if we think we're too busy, we need to make the time.
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I was delighted to see my article published today.

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Larry Glover's curator insight, January 18, 2013 12:23 PM

A very nice short piece by Renewal expert Tom Wojick with practical daily practices.

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The importance of a 'stop day'

The importance of a 'stop day' | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
For almost 2,000 years, Western culture stopped on Sunday for about 24 hours. We need to bring that back, one doctor says.
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I would call it a day of Renewal, but what ever you choose to call it plan on how you can for your health find the time to stop and renew.

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Good and Bad, the Little Things Add Up in Fitness

Good and Bad, the Little Things Add Up in Fitness | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Perhaps the most dominant exercise-science theme of 2012 was that little things add up, with both positive and pernicious effects.
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“Every single hour of television watched after the age of 25 reduces the viewer’s life expectancy by 21.8 minutes.” This is a sobering statistic. Maybe we should have warning lables on TV's like we do for ciggaretts. What really concerns me is that we start building the addiction to TV viewing at a very early age. By the time you reach 25 the addicition is full blown.

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Futurity.org – To keep brain fit, go for a run

Futurity.org – To keep brain fit, go for a run | Living Resilient | Scoop.it

"A trip to the gym or going for a run not only keeps your body healthy, it’s good for your brain, too."

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The mind business - FT.com

The mind business - FT.com | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
General Mills, the company behind Cheerios cereal and Häagen-Dazs ice cream, is headquartered on a leafy expanse outside Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Larry Glover's curator insight, January 9, 2013 8:23 PM

“The main business case for meditation is that if you’re fully present on the job, you will be more effective as a leader, you will make better decisions and you will work better with other people,” he tells me. “I tend to live a very busy life. This keeps me focused on what’s important.”


Businesses will increasingly discover this 'power of arrival.'

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The Neuroeconomics of Trust: How the "Moral Molecule" Drives Business Results

The Neuroeconomics of Trust:  How the "Moral Molecule" Drives Business Results | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Webinar: The Neuroeconomics of Trust  How the "Moral Molecule" drives business results Join Paul Zak, a pioneering scientist who's work captures the unique intersection of neurology and business, in an important webinar about the most valuable...
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ANXIETY; The 'Busy' Trap

ANXIETY; The 'Busy' Trap | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
IF you live in America in the 21st century you've probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are. It's become the default response when you ask anyone how they're doing: ''Busy!
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Stress Diaries's curator insight, January 19, 2013 7:10 AM

Busy people make time...

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Futurity.org – Anxiety relief lasts long after workout

Futurity.org – Anxiety relief lasts long after workout | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
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Achieve Success by Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone

Achieve Success by Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
You have two choices when taking on a project that you feel is beyond your expertise. You can succumb to the fear of failure and walk away or see it as an opportunity to challenge yourself and develop new skills.

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