Resilient Communities

Wheel with religious symbols.

At Building Resilience we have been discussing the difficulty some have with the application of resilience Skills & Attitudes and how they apply when it comes to building community resilience. Most of us can define resilience as the ability to “bounce back from hard times”. We have at least a basic understanding, through personal experience, of how the Skills & Attitudes can be used to deal with challenges on an individual level. But it is important to recognize the application to communities as well.

This morning I read an article online that appeared in The Press of Atlantic City titled Stockton conference highlights resilience in face of violence against religious people by COLT SHAW Staff Writer. In it he states, Continue reading “Resilient Communities”

Who am I and Why Resilience?

Boats docked on the South Portland side of Casco Bay Maine.

As Building Resilience embarks on our newest journey, I think about both where we are going and from whence we came. I see that my experiences with adversity and uncertainty have led me to where I am today. I learned the Skills & Attitudes of resilience by exposure to much adversity both personally and professionally. And though I have no regrets regarding my journey for it has made me who I am today…there are easier ways to learn.

Here is what I have learned from my journey. Continue reading “Who am I and Why Resilience?”

Is Resilience A “Mask”?

In an online article called Tackle reasons forcing nurses to be ‘resilient’, warn RCN members by  Junior Reporter and Online Assistant for Nursing Times, she writes, “Resilience is the “mask” that nurses are forced to wear because of workplace pressures and demands, members of the profession have warned during a discussion at the Royal College of Nursing congress this week.”

The attendees at the conference posed the question as to whether or not resilience is “a positive attribute and one to be aspired to in the modern healthcare workforce.” Continue reading “Is Resilience A “Mask”?”

Building Resilience Newsletter 11/2018

An arm from the elbow up emerging from a breaking wave and giving the "thumbs up". BounceBack Traemark appears in the corner.

Our Newsletter will be posted for the last time as of 12/2018.

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As 2018 comes to a close, we are feeling grateful for a productive year and optimistic that good things are yet to come. We thank all of you for your ongoing support and encouragement as we continue to pursue our goals.

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