Let’s Play BounceBack 06/20/2019

A huge tree is lying on the roof of a small home.

Click the image to review the Skills & Attitudes to apply.

We have just five days left.

Read the challenge above. How do you move past this with resilience? Play the video to review the ten Skills & Attitudes of resilience. Which of these would you apply to manage the challenge? These are the sort of challenges faced by first responders.

We are continuing our referral campaign. The person making the most referrals wins a free Building Resilience Power Pack which includes a 12′ x 18″ full-color poster of the ten Skills & Attitudes, a BounceBack deck of your choice, and 1 lb. of BounceBack Brew.

Three partial mages of poster, coffee bag and BounceBack decks.

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Let’s Play BounceBack 06/29/2019

Closeup of a sad, tired man with his head lying on a pillow.

Click the image to review the Skills & Attitudes to apply.

We have six days left on our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. So let’s play BounceBack.  Each day I will post a challenge from one of our BounceBack decks along with the ten Skills & Attitudes video. The goal is to apply any or all of the ten SKills & Attitudes to the challenge in order to move past it. Remember, this is about immediacy. It is not the goal to solve the issue underlying the challenge…just to move past it safely.  Solutions are for another day. Our aim is to manage the crisis.

We will also begin a referral campaign. We will give a free Building Resilience Power Pack to the person who makes the most referrals in these last seven days. The Power Pack includes a 12″x 18″ full-color poster of the Skills & Attitudes of resilience, A BounceBack deck of your choice, and 1 lb. of BounecBack Brew.

Three partial mages of poster, coffee bag and BounceBack decks.

In order to get credit for referrals, you must visit this page, create an account and sign in each time, and share these updates using the social sharing buttons. This tracks the number of times shared from your sign in.

Let’s Play BounceBack 06/18/2019

Young angry man biting lower lip.

Click the image to review the Skills & Attitudes to apply.
We have seven days left on our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. So let’s play BounceBack.  Each day I will post a challenge from one of our BounceBack decks along with the ten Skills & Attitudes video. The goal is to apply any or all of the ten SKills & Attitudes to the challenge in order to move past it. Remember, this is about immediacy. It is not the goal to solve the issue underlying the challenge…just to move past it safely.  Solutions are for another day. Our aim is to manage the crisis.
We will also begin a referral campaign. We will give a free Building Resilience Power Pack to the person who makes the most referrals in these last seven days. The Power Pack includes a 12″x12″ full-color poster of the Skills & Attitudes of resilience, A BounceBack deck of your choice, and 1 lb. of BounecBack Brew.
Three partial mages of poster, coffee bag and BounceBack decks.
In order to get credit for referrals, you must visit this page, create an account and sign in each time, and share these updates using the social sharing buttons. This tracks the number of times shared from your sign in.

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?”