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Gloomy Thinking Can Be Contagious : NPR

Gloomy Thinking Can Be Contagious : NPR | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
But so, too, can cheeriness. Research on college roommates indicates that a person's psychological outlook can rub off on those close to them.
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Outlook and self-talk are keys to resiliency. This study shows not only the affect they have on perfromance it also highlights how emotions, attitude and mood can be contagious. Although, this study looked at college roommates the same affect can happen in any relationship.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 30, 2013 2:44 AM

We need to infect others with positivity!

Larry Glover's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:12 PM

Think you don't have an impact on those around you... that you're not powerful in the world? Turns out we're all capable of infecting those around us with the mood of our thinking and feeling!

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4 Ways to Embrace the Freedom of Letting Go

4 Ways to Embrace the Freedom of Letting Go | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
This week, I made this illustration for the "Freedom" prompt of the 2017 Gratitude Challenge, and it really got me thinking about how freeing the act of letting go really is. But it's also really difficult to do — at least for me it is. I'm pretty picky so when I let a person / thing / experience / idea / behavior into my life, I find it challenging to let it go (even when I know for sure it's no good for me). But, as I say often, it's often the most challenging things that are the one
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Letting go is one one of the most difficult and emotional processes for human beings. I sat for days deciding about a stack of books and I have old shoes and sweat shirts that need to go. Letting go of a habit is even more difficult and letting go of a relationships is the most painful. 

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Stress: It’s Not in Your Head, it’s in Your Nervous System

Stress: It’s Not in Your Head, it’s in Your Nervous System | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
How to release traumatic memory that could be stored in your body.

Via Dave Wood
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This is important: "However, if the stress response is not processed, it remains in the tissues of the body. When a subsequent stressful event that does not pose a serious threat occurs, the traumatic memory is recalled." Stress is a serious aspect of life that accounts for much of the illness and disease we encounter. Learning to process the stress we encounter and to improve our resiliency is critical to be able to experience the joys of life. 

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These Myths About Resilience Are Holding Us Back At Work | Fast Company

These Myths About Resilience Are Holding Us Back At Work | Fast Company | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Resilience isn’t just about getting through traumatic events. It’s a skill set you can hone daily.

Via Bobby Dillard, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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Excellent article. Notice that 5 out of the 7 factors are in the domain of emotional intelligence. In fact, the five are competencies in the 6 Seconds model of emotional intelligence, which is the model I subscribe to and have found to be the most impactful in the development of EQ personally, professionally and organizationally. 

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Xander Saide's curator insight, November 3, 12:10 AM
This is a more in depth look at what we really do in order to be resilient. 
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Improving Physical Health and Well-Being at Work: Avoiding the Dangers of Sitting Down

Improving Physical Health and Well-Being at Work: Avoiding the Dangers of Sitting Down | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Discover how encouraging health and fitness can improve the working lives of you and your team, and boost productivity and performance in your organization.
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Good advice and managers need to encourage their employees to take the time for their well-being; they well get improved performance.

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Reducing Stress to Lead Change Successfully

Reducing Stress to Lead Change Successfully | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
The success and failure of change is interlaced with the complexity of stress. Is reducing stress and managing change possible for leaders?
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Change and stress; aren't they synonymous? If you're awake you cannot not be affected by change and the stress that typically accompanies it. Hurricanes, earthquakes, threats of nuclear war, fires, starvation and social injustice and inequality.  Everyday leadership is essential in these moments and  learning about change and stress are vital life and leadership skills.

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A Grateful Day - 2017 Video Preview - Gratefulness.org

A Grateful Day - 2017 Video Preview - Gratefulness.org | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
The beautiful, updated video "A Grateful Day" with Br. David Steindl-Rast will be available for viewing, in full, on World Gratitude Day, 9/21/17
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Resiliency is experienced and strengthen when we are able to live and be grateful for every moment in our day and life. Every moment is opportunity to learn from.

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Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress

Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Four steps to stop it.
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I remember in the seventies there was some concern about how we would adjust to increased leisure and less time doing work  the fruits of technology). Well somehow we messed this vision up. Not only do we spend more time working, we are also more stressed. Here are few good ways to mange pressure before it becomes stress. 

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How Silence Rewires Your Brain to Make You More Intelligent — MyScienceAcademy

How Silence Rewires Your Brain to Make You More Intelligent — MyScienceAcademy | Living Resilient | Scoop.it

In 2011, the Finish tourism board decided to run a campaign promoting the “silence” you can get by visiting the beautiful country. Along with photos of awe-inspiring landscapes, they used the slogan “Silence, Please”.


Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Andreas Christodoulou, Wilfried Andral, malek, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD, Create Wise Leader
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The sounds of silence are indeed important. Learning to befriend silence in a world that is constantly bombarding us with noise requires practice.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 27, 1:15 PM
Just to be is essential. I discovered that meditation and silence helped me as a teacher in unpredictable ways.
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Rethinking What Really Matters: The Four Most Important Things in Life - Tiny Buddha

Rethinking What Really Matters: The Four Most Important Things in Life - Tiny Buddha | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Of course we all have our own unique goals and values, but these four things are amongst the most important for all of us.
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Here's what you've been looking for - the four most important things in life. Now that you have the answers what's plan to put them into action?

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Slow Down, Simplify, and Clear Your Mind and You’ll Get Better Results - Tiny Buddha

Slow Down, Simplify, and Clear Your Mind and You’ll Get Better Results - Tiny Buddha | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Simplicity is the key to creating anything good in the world. Simplify, slow down, and clear your mind and you'll get better results.
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Resiliency doesn't mean that you have more energy to multi-task - it means you have the wisdom to slow down and simplify. The opposite is the road to burn-out.

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A 5-Second Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain

A 5-Second Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
If you harshly criticize yourself when you stumble or struggle, try this simple 5-second habit to rewire your brain to be kinder.
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Its hard to listen to criticism. Most people avoid feedback and have anxiety before a performance review. I think one of the most uncomfortable comments is, "I'd like to give you some feedback." But did you ever consider that your harshest critic may be you? Sometimes the most damaging and destructive criticism comes from a voice inside.

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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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Four Ways Social Support Makes You More Resilient

Four Ways Social Support Makes You More Resilient | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
While much of the research on resilience focuses on individual strengths, it’s social support that may matter the most.
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Make a promise to yourself today that you will connect with friend; it boost your resiliency. "Lost in the mix of resiliency research is the importance of social circumstances. How resilient we are may have as much or more to do with our social milieu and circle of support—our communities, our institutions, our cultural expectations—as it does with our personal strengths."

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The Four Movements to High-Altitude Resiliency

The Four Movements to High-Altitude Resiliency
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Resiliency is more than bouncing back; its the capacity to use one's dynamic resiliency to leap forward. 

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How to Create a Mindset That Will Help You to Adapt to Anything

How to Create a Mindset That Will Help You to Adapt to Anything | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
While it’s good to have aspirations for change, what many overlook is the role our inner psychology — our mindsets — play in making change possible. Unless we are open to shifting our mindsets, our…

Via Oliver Durrer, massimo facchinetti
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There is a faulty belief that resiliency is something you are born - you either have or you don't. Resiliency is much more a mindset than we realize.

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The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030 

The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030  | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030 report concludes that machines are not a threat to future jobs, but our research is different.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Aki Puustinen
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This article at its core is about resiliency. How does one assess the future and develop the resiliency to pursue and persist in the future.

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How to Build Your Resilience

How to Build Your Resilience | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Importantly, resilience is an acquired skill, which means whether you sink or swim is actually dependent on a skill that can be taught and learned over time.

Via Stefano Principato, massimo facchinetti
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In today's world resiliency should be a  competency that and taught from pre-school and throughout life.

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Boost Your Happiness: 10 Mindfulness Tips for Busy People - Tiny Buddha

Boost Your Happiness: 10 Mindfulness Tips for Busy People - Tiny Buddha | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
If you've been extra busy and can't find time to meditate, try one of these simple mindfulness practices to boost your happiness.
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Some interesting tips and suggestions that usually to make mindfulness lists.

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To Build Your Resilience, Ask Yourself Two Simple Questions

To Build Your Resilience, Ask Yourself Two Simple Questions | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
You may surprise yourself and find good in the bad.
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It's amazing how these two sentences can restore a sense of strength and confidence (resilience) to our mind and body. With minor tweaks these same sentences can be used in our personal lives as well.

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Calm Your Mind Without Sitting to Meditate

Calm Your Mind Without Sitting to Meditate | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
If you find seated meditation challenging, but you need help letting go of worries, stress, tension, and painful memories from the past, this may help.
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Our brains are wired to be anxious - its how we survived. But learning to moderate our anxiety in a crazy world is critical in maintaining our resiliency. 

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The psychology of living environments

The psychology of living environments | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Thoreau discovered that in order to create space in the mind for seeing ‘the new’, we best immerse ourselves in living environments. He found when people are surrounded by ‘man-made’ things, in ‘man-made’ environments, it seemingly inhibited their ability to see, and respond to, what could be meaningful and different in our world.
Fast forward to today, and neuroscientists are starting to put rigor behind Thoreau’s philosophical observations. Indeed, their scientific research makes a compelling case for rethinking the design of our buildings and places.

Via David Hain
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When we connect with nature we become increasingly aware of what resiliency is and how to incorporate it into how we live.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 16, 4:03 AM

Design has a big place in organisation development!

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Accountability: The Key to Reaching Your Goals

Accountability: The Key to Reaching Your Goals | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
Plenty of people set goals, but far fewer are actually willing to declare their goals in a way that sets them up for success. The key to that success? Accountability.
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If It Brings You Joy, It's Not “Wasting Time”

If It Brings You Joy, It's Not “Wasting Time” | Living Resilient | Scoop.it
It doesn't matter if you're any good at it, and it's not "wasting time." If it's something that brings you joy, it's worth incorporating into your life.
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When I was runner I remember listening to George Sheehan share the following advice that I still try to follow today (paraphrase): Never lose the animal part of you - stay healthy and exercise. Always be the artist you are - Put your heart and soul into everything you do and never let the child within you die - experience the joy and participate in the fun the world graces you with everyday.

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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.

Via David Hain
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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.