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From Resistance to Resilience in Healthcare Leadership: More Than Just Growing a “Thick Skin”!

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From Resistance to Resilience in Healthcare Leadership: More Than Just Growing a “Thick Skin”!

By Kelli Oberndorf Management and Organizational Coach • Group Facilitator • Life Coach MY STORY As I started my first job in the healthcare field, I had high hopes for applying my ‘progressive’ style of leadership. I was young, ready, and eager to make a positive impact on the world....

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Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity

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Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity

 Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity By Estefania Lopez, M.S.           As part of my own personal development I have recently taken several steps to prioritizing my own well-being. Perhaps the most impactful decision I made was to stop tolerating negative people in my life. This type...

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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...

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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

Resilience is an ongoing part of a process of transforming human potential. The secret of this work requires tapping into the process and holding stress as a potential for thriving. Resilience is an empowering step along the way. My View Point, A Disclaimer. Over the past 20 years, my colleagues...

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Common Humanity in the Workplace: Starting the Conversation

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Common Humanity in the Workplace: Starting the Conversation

By Faith Sanders, OWLS Staff. Regardless of where you work, your workplace can be a springboard for deepening the sense of common humanity in society-at-large. Are you practicing common humanity at work? Common Humanity is our understanding that many things connect us as a human race. Connection that transcends skin tone,...

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Community: Heroes in Everyday Life

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Community: Heroes in Everyday Life

Community: Heroes in Everyday Life This article co-authored by OWLS staff (Brittany Linde and Gale Lucas)   Heroes stand up for others in their community. When a community member has an accident or gets into any other emergency situation, a hero rises to the occasion. Heroes have to overcome many...

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Which is more important for commitment: Safety or growth?

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Which is more important for commitment: Safety or growth?

Which is more important for commitment: Safety or growth? By Gale Lucas  Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans. ~ Peter F. Drucker Commitment is important to achieving success. We need to be committed to our career and our relationships if we want these...

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Do you know the 5 Cs of Resilience?

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Do you know the 5 Cs of Resilience?

Are you resilient? Do you know the 5 Cs of resilience? Click the video below to hear Dr. Joel Bennett speak about resilience and the 5 Cs. The YouTube page gives special access to a resilience assessment! Enjoy!

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Compassion: The Do’s and Dont’s of Donation

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Compassion: The Do’s and Dont’s of Donation

Compassion: The Do's And Don'ts of Donation This article co-authored by OWLS staff (Gale Lucas and Michael Hudson) Compassion is a cornerstone of resilience because of how it deeply connects us to others. At the same time, as with other elements of resilience (like confidence), we must be wise in...

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Confidence: The root of success... can it also lead to failure?

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Confidence: The root of success... can it also lead to failure?

By Dr. Gale Lucas, Director of Research Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable. ~ Coco Chanel Confidence is an essential part of how we succeed. In order to persevere in the face of challenges, we need confidence to overcome said challenges. Those...

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Centering: Mindfulness 101 and Meditation – Not just for Hippies, I promise

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Centering: Mindfulness 101 and Meditation – Not just for Hippies, I promise
mindfulness = centering = self-acceptance = allowing goofy thought

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Hand in Glove: Employee Engagement Meets Resilience

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Hand in Glove: Employee Engagement Meets Resilience

Perhaps the best way to engage workers is by appealing to their strengths -- to the inner resources and external conditions that foster resilience. Many think that "engagement" is the new buzzword for employee productivity but it's really just old sheep in new clothing [1]. What is new -- and...

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Resilience and July 4th

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Resilience and July 4th

The Declaration of Independence as a Template for Building Resilience. A Reflection.   The United States Declaration of Independence teaches the ability to rise up--as a collective-- to address stress and duress. Sometimes, the only way to be resilient is by establishing our freedom; separating ourselves from that which no...

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Neuroplasticity, Tribal Resilience, and the Substrata of Wellness

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Neuroplasticity, Tribal Resilience, and the Substrata of Wellness

Been doing more reading on resilience and neuroplasticity and its seems that resilience, specifically LEARNING how to BOTH overcome and thrive from stress, is an essential part of well-being. Two things seem to be at work. First, while it is difficult to maintain a healthy habit and a positive mood state...

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