Category Archives: Varieties of Resilience

The Texas Rangers’ Misunderstanding of Resiliency

Two simple and yet profound strategies to increase the resiliency of any team or person. Continue reading

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Do One Thing!

“Do one thing!” desperation urges me

“One thing,” as if that single act

must change my life

One thing, with presence Continue reading

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the heart of resiliency

This is the heart of resiliency. It looks and behaves differently in each of us and at different times in our lives and in history itself. It’s grounding however is in loyalty to the love of Life, and in the courage required to find a voice of our own in affirmation of a wild joy and wisdom within. Continue reading

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Re-Membering Beauty

…part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities. The questions raised: In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context? Continue reading

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Army to Train Soldiers to Cope with Emotions

“The idea here is to give people a new vocabulary, to speak in terms of resilience. Most people who experience trauma don’t end up with P.T.S.D.; many experience post-traumatic growth.”… Perhaps the biggest question — can an organization that has long suppressed talk of emotions now open up? Continue reading

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Resiliency — a poem by Allison Burnett, and Reflectiions

Resiliency I’m weary of resiliency. I want the kind of heart that breaks The way a wafer cracks in two — Along a fault.  Mine merely aches And bends, as does an autumn twig, Which, drenched by April rain and … Continue reading

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Sleeping with Rumi: Two Kinds of Resilience

It is true. I slept with Rumi last night. Yes. It is true too that he wears a beard and that after a January’s week of being alone in a remote mountain cabin, I now sprout one too. But that … Continue reading

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McCain and Palin’s Resilient Shadow

I write frequently on the shadow side of resilience. What wonderful opportunities abound for a dreaming writer such as I. Yet, I’ve been scrambling for a week to prepare for taking an international group representing 7 nationalities out for a … Continue reading

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Resiliency as a Game

I coined the term wild resiliency to reference a particular style of resilience: the resilience that grows and is rooted in our love of life. Out of this love grows our willingness to transform, in the service of Life. The … Continue reading

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Relationships are the Language of Life!

OK, this phrase has been haunting me for at least a month now — asking for a post. I know that I cannot express with words the eloquence of insight this string of words swept through me with. Now however, … Continue reading

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