The Practice Of Resilience

The Practice Of Resilience

Much research on resilience to date has focused on the notion that there must be some sort of ‘significant adversity’ present before resilience can occur. However, with the constant pressures of the modern age, longer working hours and the added pressure social media...
Pausing and Procrastinating Toward Progress

Pausing and Procrastinating Toward Progress

The other day when I was swimming laps, I surprised myself when halfway down the lap lane, I stopped. I stopped suddenly and for no apparent reason. As I stopped, I pondered, “Why did you stop, Julie?” I responded to myself, “I wondered that, too.” And, so, I pondered...
The Art Of Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone

The Art Of Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone

They say the magic happens outside of your comfort zone. I agree. But, it’s a little more complex than this because something else also happens outside of your comfort zone: panic. Panic is a state of terror and uncontrollable anxiety. What would put you in that...
Modern Resilience Is A Learned Behaviour

Modern Resilience Is A Learned Behaviour

When life goes downhill our natural defence mechanisms usually kick in, that is, our flight, fight or freeze responses. Let’s say your relationship ends, the pain of heartbreak might make you shut down and freeze. What if you got fired from your job? Some people might...
Micro Moments of Love

Micro Moments of Love

In her book Love 2.0, Barbara Fredrickson (Fredrickson, 2013) claims we can experience micro-moments of love numerous times a day, even with complete strangers. She goes on to say that any moment of connection with another person gives the same pleasure as felt when...
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