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Eleven Helpful Posts on Being Resilient

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When faced with challenges, whether through personal loss, tragedy, illness or environmental factors, most of us of healthy mind find ways to recover and move on. We can find inspiration in the stories of others overcoming adversity to find joy, satisfaction and meaning in life despite incredible odds. In acknowledging your own experiences, you find strengths that will help you recognise what capacities and resources you have that will support you to build resiliency for any potential set-backs.
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Human Problems Are Not Fixable

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Human beings are not bikes, computers, or windows that can be fixed. Each single one of us is incredibility complex with all kinds of influences and ideas and different biological makeup and emotions. We have unique character traits, attitudes, beliefs and traditions, so the 'fix the problem approach' doesn’t work. Human beings are not problems to be fixed.
Change your Story

Change your Story, Change your Life

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Whether you acknowledge it or not, you are a story teller and you depend on a regular narrative to help you navigate through your days. You tell stories everyday: at home with your family, at work with your colleagues and clients, at play with your mates, and in romance with your lovers. Who you hang out with informs your narrative, your story.
Importance of Storytelling

Importance of Storytelling

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Significantly, the stories we tell ourselves get lived out daily. They guide our beliefs and choices, thereby impacting our actions.

Appreciative Inquiry – Overview of Method, Principles and Applications

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Appreciative Inquiry is a perspective on the world that invites us to see ourselves and the world through an appreciative or valuing eye. We are made aware that how we use language, how we ask questions, and what stories we tell shape our own and collective destinies.
3 Steps to Appreciative Living with Jackie Kelm

3 Steps to Appreciative Living With Joy Engineer, Jackie Kelm – PS016

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Host, Robyn Stratton-Berkessel, Positivity Strategist and Jackie Kelm The Joy Engineer of Appreciative living engage in conversation and share stories about their passion for Appreciative Inquiry, the strength-based, positive change methodology. Jackie shares her 3 step Appreciative Living process to bringing greater joy into your life whatever the situation, and move beyond our cultural negativity bias.
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The NICE Reboot – Entrepreneurial Know-How, with Penina Rybak – PS013

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Women, entrepreneurs, passion, courage, mentors, positivity are topics covered in this episode with Penina Rybak, speaker and author of “The NICE Reboot.” This digital age is such a gift to women who live true to the feminine values of transparency, collaboration, and care. Access to thought leaders who can be virtual mentors and whose experiences and expertise is readily available on-line opens up unprecedented opportunities. Penina outlines how, despite personal health issues and the tragic loss of her own mentor and best friend, rebooted her life to be the bootstrapped entrepreneur she is today.
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Appreciative Inquiry Across Contexts, Cultures and Generations with Linda Quarles – PS007

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In this special conversation with Linda Quarles we span the globe and a spectrum of applying Appreciative Inquiry from Global Corporations, to a school in China, to around the dining table at home in the US and visiting the exquisite Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

The Fullness of Being Alive

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When asked by Bill Moyers "what is the meaning of life?" Joseph…

What You Study Grows – Appreciative Inquiry Principle

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What you study grows A key Appreciative Inquiry Principle…