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Wild Resiliency
The HeArt, Soul and Science of Saying Yes to Life
Curated by Larry Glover
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Climate change: So much for Plan B …

Climate change: So much for Plan B … | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Geo-engineering was our safety net — and now it’s in trouble

Via Cathryn Wellner
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A change in human consciousness, in our fundamental identity, remains our best hope for the future.

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Lack of male friendships could affect health

Lack of male friendships could affect health | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Studies show that people with good social connections are healthier and happier.
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Short video dealing with the natue of male friendships, contrasting them with female to female relationships. Interesting and worth the few minutes. What are your male friendships like?

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An Antidote to the Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

An Antidote to the Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Let’s not idealize emotional intelligence. Like any other human skill set – IQ, hacking skills, strength – it can be used for self-serving ends or for the common good, as addressed in Adam Grant's
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Here Goldman offers concise descriptions of the kinds of concern that can protect us from the manipulative use of EI. There is no mention here however of the growing use of neurology in the field of advertizing... to manipulate our emotions. 

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid | Wild Resiliency | 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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Great list for sustaining our resiliency.

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Climate change and behavioural change: what will it take?

Climate change and behavioural change: what will it take? | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Climate change is on and off the political agenda in Australia.
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Good interview with author of new book, Why we Disagree About Climate Change. There is likely more mythology involved that one might have thought!

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Climate Change Likely To Be 'Catastrophic Rather Than Simply Dangerous'

Climate Change Likely To Be 'Catastrophic Rather Than Simply Dangerous' | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Climate change may be far worse than scientists thought, causing global temperatures to rise by at least 4 degrees Celsius by 2100, or about 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a new study.
Larry Glover's insight:

Climate change as 'the moral issue' of our times continues to surprise us with how it is... and will manifest. As does its primary sources and perhaps even... solutions!

 

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Not just Koch brothers: New study reveals funders behind climate change denial effort

Not just Koch brothers: New study reveals funders behind climate change denial effort | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
A new study exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change counter movement.

Via Willy De Backer
Larry Glover's insight:

What's that saying... "Just follow the money..."?

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, December 23, 2013 1:43 AM

Wealthy corporations and individuals are spending big money on climate denial actions or the dark side of growth-obsessed capitalism.

Norman Warthmann's curator insight, December 26, 2013 8:55 PM

lets go get 'em!

 

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The Value of Gratitude

The Value of Gratitude | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
We just passed Thanksgiving, a day for gratitude, and ш…
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Good research and reflections on the leadership value of gratude expressed with employees.

 

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What Does Science Teach Us About Well-Being?

What Does Science Teach Us About Well-Being? | Wild Resiliency | 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...
Larry Glover's insight:

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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Tom Wojick's curator insight, December 3, 2013 1:12 PM

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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Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds

Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Do the bacteria in your gut influence your mood, or maybe even your brain development?
Larry Glover's insight:

That we ourselves are 'more like a forest' than different is continuously be revealed by various disciplines of science. The 'self' as we typically know ourselves is a construct of imagination; we are ecological systems; mysteries of wonder... even as is a tree. Or, as one commentor put it: There is no "I", but it's entirely possible there is a "we".

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The Top 5 Regrets of The Dying

The Top 5 Regrets of The Dying | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
A palliative nurse recorded the most common regrets of the dying and put her findings into a book called ‘The Top Five Regrets of The Dying.’ It’s not surprising to see what made the list as they are all things that touch each of our lives as we struggle...

Via Tom Wojick
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Do you have the end of life on your calendar? How might you live differently if...

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, August 1, 2013 10:12 AM

The question is why don't we commit ourselves to take action? We confront and expereince these Five Regrets every day and therefore have the opportunity to not let them burden us in our last moments.

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The Most IMPORTANT Video You'll Ever See (part 1 of 8)

4 million views for an old codger giving a lecture about arithmetic?? What's going on? You'll just have to watch to see what's so damn amazing about what he ...
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What is the greatest handicap humanity faces as we move into the future? Watch and be surprised!

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More certain than ever

More certain than ever | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Over 800 scientists representing 195 countries spent the past several years reviewing climate research. Their verdict: man-made climate change is a reality.
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For us non-scientists, there's only one number in the report that matters. The scientific consensus is for 95% certainity that human behavior and patterns are driving climate change. That's enough to bet your children's future on!

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Many Large Predators on Brink of Extinction - Living Green Magazine

Many Large Predators on Brink of Extinction - Living Green Magazine | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it

Scientists looked at 31 predator species and found 75 percent of them are in decline....These facts, combined with the importance of resiliente cosystems, indicate that large carnivores and their habitats should be maintained and restored wherever possible. Preventing the extinction of these species and the loss of their irreplaceable ecological function and importance will require novel, bold, and deliberate actions.

Larry Glover's insight:

Resilient ecosystems require the presence of these historical large carnivores... and human resilience is hinged to the health of the ecosystems we too are dependent upon. We are not separate.

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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 | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Medications, meditations, or chugging coffee not required.

Via Tom Wojick
Larry Glover's insight:

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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Tom Wojick's curator insight, January 9, 5:44 AM

How to start your day resiliently! 

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The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
In some jobs, being in touch with emotions is essential. In others, it seems to be a detriment. And like any skill, being able to read people can be used for good or evil.
Larry Glover's insight:

I have spoken and written for years about what I call the 'shadow side of resiliency.'  My point is essentially the same as what is presented in this article: these are potential intelligences residing in the ecological field of our being and, as with brain plasticity, are neither inherently positive or negative. Viewing EI/EQ and resilience in this fashion allows us to deepen our appreciation of what it is to be human. Goldman's response can be found here: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140105235705-117825785-an-antidote-to-the-dark-side-of-emotional-intelligence?trk=eml-ced-b-art-M-0&ut=0nc-D5U6pclm41

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Australian Psychological Society : Understanding the psychological barriers to climate change action

Slowly but surely word is getting around that psychology does indeed have a lot to offer in dealing with climate change. Having over 50 environmental psychologists gathered in Melbourne at ICAP 2010 certainly helped.

Larry Glover's insight:

This article explores the "Seven Dragons of Inaction." It's a model useful in personal, business and national systems levels.

 

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'Nothing to Live For': Youth Unemployment, Depression, and Austerity

'Nothing to Live For': Youth Unemployment, Depression, and Austerity | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
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It's time to dream a new dream. We cannot however do so without waking up to this world of our creation... and also the realization of our belonging to the family of life on the planet. Take it personally!

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Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Being happy is indeed a total body experience, according to maps of where people feel emotions.

Via Tom Wojick
Larry Glover's insight:

Fascinating research on where we feel emotions in our body. And to think I lived much of my life not even knowing I had them!

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, December 31, 2013 6:42 AM

The temperatures are droping here in New England and one way to stay warm is to experience joy and love. "People reported that happiness and love sparked activity across nearly the entire body."

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Myths of Adolescence

Dr. Dan Siegel's iBMe and Middlesex talk: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain delivered on October 26, 2013.
Larry Glover's insight:

Yep, I've swallowed all three myths at one time or another which Dr. Siegel dispells in this short video. Heads up for parents, his new book on the adolescent brain is coming out in January 2014. Highly recommended.

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Rich People Just Care Less

Rich People Just Care Less | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
The poor are more attuned to social relations, because they have to be. Reducing the economic gap may be impossible without also addressing the gap in empathy.
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What does empathy have to do with economic inequalty, or with the relational intelligence of those in seats of power? Daniel Goleman addresses this beautifully here.

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6 Habits of Highly Grateful People

6 Habits of Highly Grateful People | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it

Gratitude (and its sibling, appreciation) is the mental tool we use to remind ourselves of the good stuff. It’s a lens that helps us to see the things that don’t make it onto our lists of problems to be solved. It’s a spotlight that we shine on the people who give us the good things in life. It’s a bright red paintbrush we apply to otherwise-invisible blessings, like clean streets or health or enough food to eat.

 

Gratitude doesn’t make problems and threats disappear. We can lose jobs, we can be attacked on the street, we can get sick. I’ve experienced all of those things. I remember those harrowing times at unexpected moments: My heart beats faster, my throat constricts. My body wants to hit something or run away, one or the other. But there’s nothing to hit, nowhere to run. The threats are indeed real, but at that moment, they exist only in memory or imagination. I am the threat; it is me who is wearing myself out with worry.

 

That’s when I need to turn on the gratitude. If I do that enough, suggests the psychological research, gratitude might just become a habit. What will that mean for me? It means, says the research, that I increase my chances of psychologically surviving hard times, that I stand a chance to be happier in the good times. I’m not ignoring the threats; I’m appreciating the resources and people that might help me face those threats.

 


Via Pamir Kiciman, Tom Wojick
Larry Glover's insight:

A particularly good and useful Thanksgiving season article. 

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, November 22, 2013 10:58 AM

This is a great Thanksgiving Day article to read!

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, November 27, 2013 10:00 AM

Just in time for THANKSgiving. Thanks to Pamir Kiciman for scooping this.

Cath Daley's curator insight, November 28, 2013 6:49 AM

How having  the habit of gratitude can change your life...

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Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene

Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Many thinkers have argued that studying philosophy is learning how to die. If that’s true, then we have entered humanity’s most philosophical age.
Larry Glover's insight:

A provacative piece suggesting that the age old question of what is it to be human is as relevant today as ever. The writer suggests that if we are to learn how to live in this unpredictable future of our creation... we must first learn how to die to the identities and expectations that assume tomorrow will be like today. Realizing that civilization as we know it is 'already dead,' we can then perhaps awaken to the new reality of our circumstance. And we can, I would add, then reinvision what it is to be human and the creation of a new adaptive civilization.

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The Future Of Storytelling Is About To Get Wild

The Future Of Storytelling Is About To Get Wild | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it

"Many of us go about our lives constantly surrounded by screens, immersed in various "stories": movies, TV shows, books, plot-driven video games, news articles, advertising, and more. Whether we realize it or not, we're creating new behaviors, routines, mindsets, and expectations around what we watch, read or play—which in turn presents new challenges and opportunities for creators and marketers.

In other words, while the fundamentals of good storytelling remain the same, technology is changing how stories can be told. But what does that mean exactly?"


Via Gregg Morris
Larry Glover's insight:

Fascinating piece looking into the changing landscape of how we interact with storys, with the emerging potentials for technicalogical options of actively engaging with the stories we are immersed in daily. We are increasingly invited into a new literacy — a literacy of the power of story in our lives.

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Joseph McCaleb's curator insight, October 11, 2013 6:49 AM
Stories Will Make The World A Better Place
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Zen and the Art of Branding: The New ROI for Silicon Valley

Zen and the Art of Branding: The New ROI for Silicon Valley | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it

Thich Nhat Hanh at Google: "I will tell them to use their intelligence and goodwill to help us create the kind of instruments to come back to ourselves, heal ourselves."

Larry Glover's insight:

Beautifully classic Thich Nhat Hanh: "We have to go back to ourselves, to our beloved ones, to nature, because electronic devices help us to run away from ourselves. We lose ourselves in the internet, business, projects and we have no time to be with ourselves. We do not have the time to take care of our beloved ones and do not allow Mother Earth to heal us. We are running away from self, family and nature."

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