Why BounceBack?

Today we celebrate the availability of BounceBack online. These are my thoughts.

A Path to Resilience

I worked in the human/social services field for forty-four years. I tried everything on the menu from non-profits to educational and medical institutions, self-employment, and government service. I was searching for the system that wasn’t flawed and/or broken. There was always something blocking the path to consistently effective service. Lack of funding, lack of staffing. Inadequate training or inconsistent support from co-workers, supervisors and/or the community. And then there are the unexpected (and sometimes tragic) changes that are implemented by unknowing bureaucrats in terms of how much and what type of services they determine necessary. Try as I may I never found the system that wasn’t flawed. Many were in fact broken. Continue reading “Why BounceBack?”

The Dropped Ball

Red and white life buoy with round, black and white Bounceback logo in the center. This image is a link that leads to the Sales page.

Have you ever ‘dropped the ball?’ I did yesterday. I was so focused on other issues that I did not post “Let’s Play BounceBack”.  For that, I wish to apologize. We’ll pick it back up tomorrow. Having said that, it leads me to some thoughts I’d like to share.

While it is not a good thing to drop the ball, it happens. The proverbial ball can be in serious play at the time of the drop or it can be the focus of recreational fun. The severity of the drop is usually determined by the setting in which it occurred. Recovering that ball may be a lifesaving measure or a matter of fun in the sun.

Challenges are part of life. As are our mistakes. It’s our responses to them that shapes our course in life. The above symbol reminds me that we can recover from the dropped ball. We need only reach for the tools we have to either save our lives or enjoy the fun.

You’ll see this symbol on our website and in our literature. When you see it, remember that you can build your resilience toolkit and we’re here to help.

Charlene Fernald Moynihan