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The Building of Resilience

Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg gave a powerful and emotional commencement speech on building resilience to the University of California, Berkeley’s class of 2016.

Sandberg said, “You are not born with a fixed amount of resilience, but like a muscle, you can build it up and draw on it when you need it. In that process, you will figure out who you really are — and you just might become the very best version of yourself.”

The pioneer of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, believes that resilience is a quality that managers can foster in their organisations, if they… Continue reading

Artificial Over-Stimulation

Today, fatigue is an extremely commonly reported symptom that people state that they are suffering from. Fatigue is a subjective feeling of tiredness which is distinct from weakness, and has a gradual onset.

The University of Western Australia says fatigue refers to mental or physical exhaustion that stops a person from being able to function normally. It is more than simply feeling tired or drowsy. Fatigue is caused by prolonged periods of physical and/or mental exertion without enough time to rest and recover.

A Victorian Government study reported that fatigue can be a major source of stress among employees, and… Continue reading

The Stress-Hydration Equation

You may weaken your adrenal glands and dehydrate your body if you experience high levels of stress on a regular basis.Dehydration can be a sign of adrenal fatigue.

Just drinking more water is not the answer for keeping your body well-hydrated.

Lesley Una Pierce, Director of The Nutritional Healing Foundation and her book,‘The Life-Saver’s Guide to Water – The Elixir of Life’ says, “In a nutshell, STRESS is the most dehydrating thing of all. Our cells will be stressed because they are not getting enough water. It is said that we can create more toxicity from our thoughts… Continue reading

Five Habits For Developing Emotional Resilience

Developing emotional resilience is a key to having the capacity to handle stress in any form and at any time in your life.Channeling stress into a positive energy can radically improve your performance and creativity, making you brighter and quicker. This is crucial in the short and the long term to build strong, lasting relationships with those around you, while managing your own stress in a healthy manner.

Here are five key habits that are identifiable with a person who has developed strong emotional resilience.

1.They Can Deal with Communication Problems in a Calm Way
When they are having communication… Continue reading

Valentine’s Day … Testing Emotional Resilience

I trust you had a special Valentine’s Day that was filled with love and joy and you have some fond memories to treasure.

At 5pm on Tuesday I had an appointment at the Optometrist in a large local Shopping Mall. On leaving the office my mobile became the number for incoming callers.

As I pulled up in the Mall parking lot at 4.50pm my phone rang and the caller was Lesley. She was inquiring about enrolling in our Certificate IV in Stress Management Practitioner course. I explained that we had finished early today, however, I could chat with her as… Continue reading

The Power of Emotional Resilience

When you are living in a constant state of over stress or distress, your life can end abruptly unless you take massive action. Engaging your amazing power of emotional resilience, can be life-saving. Even in the grimmest of situations, a shift in your perspective can create a dramatic change in your well being.

Many years ago, not long after visiting the former German concentration camp of Auschwitz in Poland I read a riveting story of survival created by one man’s resilience and his creative imagination. As Albert Einstein said, “imagination is more important than knowledge”.

The life saver was a… Continue reading

Petting a Purring Cat Calms Down Your Nerves

Cats he been an important part of my life for the past 45 years. They can be very special loving friends and crazy play mates that have given us lots of fun, joy and laughs. Our current brother and sister Burmese cats (pictured) turned 14 on New Years’ Day.The Grey boy Jonah, oops… Blue Cream as the breeder corrected me on the day we collected them is a purring wonder.

Every morning as I wake up he waits for me to roll over onto my back so he can climb up on top of me.He pushes his front legs up… Continue reading

The Dopamine Connection

A couple of years ago, I was attending a Wellness Conference and two speakers really caught my attention. These two women had previously operated a very successful dating agency for many years and decided to change their business focus to support girls aged between 11 and 16 who were addicted to extraordinary mobile phone use.

The addicted girls were caught up in the FoMO Syndrome (Fear of Missing Out) and would spend their night hours in bed sending and receiving hundreds of texts as well as posting endless numbers of Facebook Likes in the constant hope of receiving Likes on… Continue reading

What is Mental Resilience?

Mental or psychological resilience is defined as an individual’s ability to successfully adapt to life tasks in the face of social disadvantage or highly adverse conditions. Adversity and stress can come in the shape of family or relationship problems, health problems, or workplace or financial worries, among others.

Research studies say that intelligence only accounts for about 30% of your achievements in life and that’s at the extreme upper end. Your talent and your intelligence don’t play nearly as big of a role as most people think.Mental toughness makes a bigger impact than talent or intelligence.

The word “grit” is… Continue reading

Build Emotional Resilience

Emotional resilience is simply defined as a person’s ability to adapt to stressful situations or crises. More resilient people can “roll with the punches” and adapt to adversity without lasting difficulties, while less resilient people have a harder time adapting to stress in their personal life and work environment.

Resilient people are more often action oriented and don’t give up easily. Usually, if they are not succeeding,they are prepared to look at a different approach to get the outcome they are seeking.

Emotional and physical resilience is, to a degree, something you’re born with. Some people, by their nature, are… Continue reading

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