Category Archives: resilience

Resilience Alphabet – Z is for Zebra

Of course it is! Robert M Sapolsky got our attention with regard to Zebras when he wrote his classic book “Why Zebras don’t get Ulcers.” We know that living in a constant state of stress is harmful for us and … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – Y is for Yellow and YOU

It has been said that Yellow is the colour of spring. We have seen a lot of yellow on our walks of late, comprising a wide variety of plants including primula, daffodils, tulips, primroses, and marsh marigold; and among the … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – X is for x-ray

If you possess a paper-based Dictionary, you will quickly note that where there are pages upon pages of definitions for each letter, the pages for x run to precisely two! However, from my limited choice, x-ray is an important one … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – W is for Walk and Woodland

Today’s action is to post a photo! Whether you walk in the woods, in your garden, or round your house (!), let’s amuse each other today by posting a photo of our daily walk. I took this photo yesterday. It’s … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – V is for Vulnerability and Vitality

It’s 10 years since Brene Brown delivered her Ted Talk on Vulnerability and shared her wisdom around the importance of feeling and acknowledging our emotions, and not seeking to numb them. You will easily find this if you search her … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – U is for Uncertainty

Last year as part of my CPD I studied with neuroscientist Dr. Sarah MacKay, an Oxford Graduate, who has a passion for the widest group of people to understand Brain Health. My interest in neuroscience has grown over the last … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – T is for Talk

Have you ever lived close enough to a baby to track the many achievements required in simply learning to talk, from these first one syllable sounds, testing out the musical range of babbling, through learning the word ‘no’, to telling … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – S is for Senses

If I live to be 100 and look back on my life, one of my moments of wonder will be sitting alone on Kaikoura beach at 5.30am in the morning waiting for the sun to rise. I left the campsite … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – R is for Remember and Rainbow

I decided a couple of days ago to look out my two Passports (of the electronic kind) and have a look at the photos I have stored on them, some of which go back to 1979! As we’ve looked at … Continue reading

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Resilience Alphabet – Q is for Questions and Quote

On this weekend, when many will celebrate Easter, I wonder what questions are bubbling around for you. As we continue to think about personal resilience, I would encourage you to adopt the sentiment of this Quote. We have so many … Continue reading

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