Building Resilience, L.L.C. provides resilience training and tools to individuals and communities that wish to promote independent management of adversity and problem-solving among their members. We work with those who have a desire to create an atmosphere of peer support and mentoring within their communities. The focus of our training is on personal resilience because that is where the learning must start. When large groups of individuals develop resilience Skills & Attitudes, communities can be strengthened. Abundant research supports the affirmation that resilient individuals are the building blocks of resilient communities. It is our goal to build resilient communities; one individual at a time.
Join us for a free presentation as we introduce ourselves, our training program and the services we have to offer on: March 14, 2019, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.HopeGateWay Church, 509 Forest Avenue, Portland ME 04101 Continue reading “Building Resilience in Maine and Beyond”
Work is a huge part of our lives. It accounts for approximately 1/3 of our lifetime. Because we invest so much or our time and energy at work, challenges that arise not only demand much attention but can elicit strong feelings. It is good to feel some passion for the work that we do. But we must manage our responses to these challenges in order to move past them. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 04/05/18 – Work/Finance”
A.N.A.D. indicates, “At least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S.” The C.D.C tells us that, “More than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity.” Not surprisingly, few statistics are to be found on the adverse effects of food additives and preservatives. And don’t get us started on the pesticide issue.
Eating is essential to survival. Eating can become a health risk…even fatal. Many Americans take issue with discussions about food and how and what is best. We like to do it our way. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack; 04/03/18 – What’s on the Menu?”
Challenges from enlistment through discharge and beyond. In service to our country, veterans face life-altering challenges that are often difficult for civilians to understand. Connecting…communicating becomes difficult. Resilience on the battlefield and resilience at home may require the same Skills & Attitudes applied very differently given the milieu. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/29/18 – Veterans”
In 2016 The National Cancer Institute predicted, “An estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people will die from the disease. The most common cancers in 2016 are projected to be breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, bladder cancer, melanoma of the skin, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, thyroid cancer, kidney and renal pelvis cancer, leukemia, endometrial cancer, and pancreatic cancer.” That’s a lot of cancers. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/27/18 – The Big “C””
13.5% was the poverty rate in the U.S. in 2015 when the idea for this deck was conceived. Those who live in poverty face daily challenges that those of us with more resources don’t. These are the challenges of those who have little. Indeed, it is a very different world if you’re poor in America. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/22/18 – The 13.5%”
For those of us who participate in organized religion, our beliefs are holistic. They are the foundation upon which we build our values and manage our lives. Our faith guides us in our response to everyday challenges. Now and then, our faith can be shaken by tragedy or loss, we lose our sense of direction and must find a way through. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/20/18 – Spirituality”
Beyond our circle of family and friends, we are all part of a larger community. Our neighborhoods may house people we may be unfamiliar with and/or with whom we have dissimilar beliefs. Decision-making in the best interest of the community is always challenging. But coexist we must. Challenges likely to impact the community are best dealt with by connecting, communicating and problem-solving. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/15/18 – Resilient Communities”
According to S.A.M.S.A., “Resilience develops over time and gives an individual the capacity not only to cope with life’s challenges but also to be better prepared for the next stressful situation. Optimism and the ability to remain hopeful are essential to resilience and the process of recovery.” Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/13/18 – Recovery”
Rank and File seems a fitting reference to the American middle class. Like the foot soldiers of the military, we are the majority, the “working class.” We don’t always approach our goals using such tight formation but strive we do. From lower to upper middle class, we set our sights on our financial goals and seek out the job that will help us to achieve them. But there are many challenges to middle-class America. Outsourcing and automation of jobs, and income that can’t keep pace with inflation. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/08/18 – Rank and File”