Building Resilience in Maine and Beyond

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Building Resilience in Maine and Beyond.

We will kick off our Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign soon. We had hoped to kick off in March 2019, but time passes quickly and we are working to layout our story and document our plan for funding. With the help of Alphonse, our very own videographer, we are creating a new video to promote our campaign and our cause. We’ll post updates as the time draws near.

Our goal will be to fund no-cost training and materials to three target groups: Continue reading “Building Resilience in Maine and Beyond”

Building Resilience Community Training Program

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We are excited to say that we have completed the first presentation of our new Building Resilience Community Training Program. The training was arranged by Agents of Change, of Massachusetts, and hosted by the Tampa Parks & Recreation Department. This was a dynamic group that engaged with the material and readily worked to apply it to their circumstances. We could not have asked for a better first run. They provided lots of good feedback that we will incorporate into future presentations. Continue reading “Building Resilience Community Training Program”

Southern Maine Resilience Task Force

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Resilience is about more than strengthening our infrastructure, stabilizing our environment and emergency preparedness. It’s about building individual and community resilience.

We are creatures of habit. The more we practice a skill the better we become at using it. Attitudes are a settled way of thinking that reflects in our behavior. Individual and community resilience comes with a change in attitude from helplessness and pessimism to self-confidence and optimism and a good set of strategies in our toolboxes. Practice applying new Skills & Attitudes to everyday challenges successfully is how we get to self-confidence and optimism. Continue reading “Southern Maine Resilience Task Force”

Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/15/18 – Resilient Communities

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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”