Resilience

Rev. Wayne Walder: Resilience

by Reverend Wayne Walder When I arrived at the cottage for the holidays and turned the water on, a difficult-to-reach valve on the water filter was leaking … a lot. It was losing about a quart an hour. That was enough to overflow any bucket. I tried to tighten the valve; I put goop on…

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Our Music: I Am Looking For You!

by Susanne Maziarz, Music Director at Neighbourhood Written by Ghanaian drummer Sol Amarifio, Woyaya is the title song of a 1971 album by Oisibisa, a musical group of Ghanaian and Caribbean musicians. It was frequently heard in work camps throughout central West Africa in the 1970s and 1980s. The arrangement in Singing the Journey comes…

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Families Growing Together: Resilience Can Be Taught

by Margaret Evans, Director of Lifespan Learning Resilience is a hard concept to teach to young people; truthfully, it is an illusive concept for many adults, too. I’ve read recently in Jonathan Haidt’s book The Happiness Hypothesis that some people are born more resilient than others. He calls this the “genetic lottery”; you win if…

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Resilience: Spiritual Practices

. The next time you find life differs from your expectations, stop and take a slow breath. Put your disappointment down for a minute. Look more carefully at the situation. How can you adjust to it? How can you plan differently. Can you enjoy the change? . After you have taken a breath, what can…

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Resilience: Inspirational Quotations

“A good half of the art of living is resilience.” – Alain de Botton “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together…

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Resilience: Movie Resources

The Pursuit Of Happyness   (2006) with Will Smith, Thandie Newton and Jaden Smith Gabriele Muccino’s biographical drama is based on Chris Gardner’s best-selling memoir of the same name. In 1981 San Francisco, he tries his best to support himself and his five-year-old son, Christopher. He loses everything, and slowly, resiliently, comes back to his life.…

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