Tag Archives: resilience

Being All There

It was very sobering realising that my choices and routines did not just set the rhythm and stability of my world, but that they equally  affected the rhythm and stability of every life that was intimately connected with mine. Especially … Continue reading

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8 simple ways to reduce stress

I have a few bad habits that can easily increase my stress levels, and a large part of managing my emotional and mental well-being is in dealing with these bad habits and other things, that add stress to what could … Continue reading

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A Safe Place?

They say a ship is safe in the harbour, but a ship is not built for the harbour, it is built for the open sea… They also say one cannot discover uncharted shores, unless one loses sight of one’s familiar … Continue reading

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Other ideas for taking your character to a gym

Forgive someone. Repeatedly. Be consistent emotionally, even when storms rage inside. Choose to lose a fight to honour the relationship Embrace someone – including their flaws – without criticizing. Find a way to bless the person you dislike or maybe … Continue reading

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Finding a “gym” for our characters…

So, testing reveals character, and repeated testing builds character. The same way physical testing – an exercise routine, for example – conditions our bodies for a higher and more efficient level of exertion, so mental and emotional testing can build … Continue reading

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Resilience for Managers

The Manager’s Challenge We have all been around a manager who lets their emotions go, and takes their workplace frustrations out on their team or leaders. Sometimes it shows in blaming others (usually someone junior), or the “us and them” … Continue reading

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Resilience in the Workplace

Resilience I was once in a symposium on “Mental Health in the Workplace” (as a delegate, not a patient :-), although some days it’s a fine line…) and I was struck by the simplicity of one definition of mental health: … Continue reading

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