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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Soulful Distance or “Health Consciousness in a Time of Epidemics”

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Soulful Distance or “Health Consciousness in a Time of Epidemics”

Learn a diamond attitude from a group of resilience and health consciousness facilitators  By Joel Bennett, with Austina Reed, Bridget McMillion, Cathy Herndon, Cheryl Brown Merriwether, Cynthia Conigliaro, Desiree Reynolds, Felecia Johnson, Heidi Postupack, Janelle Baldwin, Janet Fouts, Jennifer Lange, Jocelyne Maurice, John Steakley, John Gaal, Laurie Krupski, Lisa Godenick, Lucy Hoblitzelle, Mary Lay, Michele Richardson, Michele Studer, Molly Sigman, Nancy Chabot, Rachel Kopke, Sandy Miller, Stephany Sherry, Trinity Faucett, Wendy Madson   Join these facilitators by getting your own certificate as a facilitator. Our next course with National Wellness Institute starts April 23. Learn more at bit.ly/THRIVER     Sign reads: “God Bless America - Guns and Ammo”          I'm not sure that's what it...

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Resilience of a First Generation Student: Five Lessons

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Resilience of a First Generation Student: Five Lessons

By Estefania Lopez, M.S. Candidate  First generation college students are often hardworking and adapt well to stress, but their well-being can suffer during the journey of adaptation. Learn and share five lessons from a first gen. I could talk endlessly about being a first-generation college student. While being a 'first gen' has shaped my identity and work, it has also been extremely difficult and intimidating. Through my own struggle with resilience, I have learned some lessons that I want to share. I hope these lessons not only resonate with first gen students but also with others as well.  Let’s start at my...

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The Quest for Spirituality and Health: Well-Being or Transcendence?

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The Quest for Spirituality and Health: Well-Being or Transcendence?

To be a warrior of spiritual health, thee must forge the swamp of silly definitions, fight the dragon of hypocrisy in health systems, scale the castle of spiritual transcendence and, once you find thyself in the tower of wholeness, wander through the shadows until thee finds the Holy Grail Many people believe the ultimate goal of our life’s journey lies in the meaningful fulfillment of some cherished value, accomplishment, realization, or legacy – whether in family, service, career, or one’s own private aspiration. Others think that these activities and aspirations are fleeting: what matters most is access to higher states...

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14 Suggestions for Moms who use Social Media

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14 Suggestions for Moms who use Social Media

  By Brittany D. Linde, PhD Moms can use social media for healthy self-expression and social support; AND healthy boundaries are essential I’m a mom. I’ve blogged about being a mom before. It’s a newer role for me; my daughter turned two in November. Since I’ve become a mom, I’ve learned why moms lean on social media for education and support. I’ve also learned why social media is, quite possibly, the WORST place for moms to hang out. Let me digress.   “Mom” groups are everywhere. I’ve joined mom groups on social media for support related to getting out stains,...

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Resilience 3.0: Guidance Toward a Next Generation of Work-Centric Initiatives

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Resilience 3.0: Guidance Toward a Next Generation of Work-Centric Initiatives

My View Point, A Disclaimer. Over the past 20 years, my colleagues and I have implemented resilience and healthy culture interventions in dozens of settings. Our programs have been acknowledged as effective by the U.S. Surgeon General and others. This includes training, and learning from, dozens of trainers who deliver our programs into work settings. Building resilience is an ongoing process. It requires sensitivity to the level of organizational readiness. To be clear, there are a plethora of burgeoning tools and guides: Stress management tools (from Wellness Councils of America) Guidance for Evidence-Based Mental Health Apps (PsyberGuide) Mental Health Tool kits...

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