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Keep Strong and Carry on

(This article appears in the August 2014 issue of Canada’s leading women’s magazine Chatelaine and features ideas from Linda Graham among others.) KEEP STRONG AND CARRY ON by Marilisa Racco Some days even the smallest challenge can feel insurmountable. Now psychologists are saying our best defence against stress and burnout is resilience. Here’s how to […]

Back-Stopping

I recently recorded excerpts and exercises from Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being, to be uploaded to my website to be freely and easily downloaded by folks who prefer learning by listening. The project brought me through some very steep learning curves and, sometimes, doing many scary things a day. One […]

Recovering Resilience as Winter Melts into Spring

Today, March 20, is spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the official turning on the calendar from winter to spring. As temperatures sluggishly climb above freezing in many parts of this country, I’m offering as a resource for recovering resilience the delightful animated short film from Pixar: Boundin’. View Boundin’ on MetaTube (There is no […]

Gratitude Primes the Brain for Coping

I write often, in Bouncing Back or in these posts, (“I Need to Shift My Attitude!“) of the power of gratitude and the practice of other positive emotions to pull us out of negativity, contraction, getting stuck in our survival responses of fear, anger, or depression. Gratitude, along with kindness, compassion, love, delight, awe, generosity, […]

Weekly Quotes 2014

1-6-14 Weekly Quotes: Reflections on Recovering from Busy-ness [A re-post from April 27, 2009; a way for me to recover from busy-ness] The tragedy with velocity as the answer to complexity is that, after awhile, you cannot see or comprehend anything that is not traveling at the same speed you are. And you actually start […]

What Orbiting in Space Taught Me about Resilience

You may have already seen the YouTube video of astronaut Chris Hadfield making a peanut butter and jelly burrito in outer space – on his 5-month mission on the International Space Station last year, orbiting the earth at 17,500 mph, seeing a sunrise every 92 minutes. Or heard his interview with Terry Gross on Fresh […]

Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On

I couldn’t resist checking out Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On, a relatively new book by Mark Reinecke on Twenty Lessons for Managing Worry, Anxiety, and Fear. “Keep calm and carry on” was a motto of the British government during World War II and the title of Part Four of Bouncing Back. Mark […]

Perseverance

(I led a workshop on “Bouncing Back: Resilience and Renewal” at the EarthRise Center of the Institute for Noetic Sciences last weekend. For one of the experiential exercises to cultivate courage as part of rewiring the brain for resilience – Do One Scary Thing a Day – participants committed to doing one scary thing within […]

Weekly Quotes 2013

1-1-13 Weekly Quotes: Prayer for a New Year Prayer for a New Year May you awaken to new beginnings With an openness of heart And a quickening of soul. May you step wholeheartedly into this new year, To appreciate its abundant sweetness and To embrace in faith its certain sadness. May you re-awaken hopes and […]

Weekly Quotes 2012

Nature - The Earth

1-2-12 Weekly Quotes: Prayer for a New Year Prayer for a New Year May you awaken to new beginnings With an openness of heart And a quickening of soul. May you step wholeheartedly into this new year, To appreciate its abundant sweetness and To embrace in faith its certain sadness. May you re-awaken hopes and […]

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