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U is for Uncertainty

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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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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S is for Sunrise

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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R is for Remember

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

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Q is for Question

Questions fairly frequently disturb our equilibrium and perhaps that is their core purpose.  For most of us, as we journey through life we ask ourselves questions.  What is the point of this?  What is happening here? Why is this happening … Continue reading

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P is for Pause

It’s easy to get caught up in the humdrum of daily life where we simply move from one task to the next in an unrelenting effort to get everything done.  Today in terms of personal resilience I want to encourage … Continue reading

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O is for Open

In terms of personal resilience one of the best things we can do from a wellbeing point of view is be open about (1) how we are today, (2) what we are feeling, and (3) what our hopes are for … Continue reading

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N is for No

One of the keys to personal resilience is the ability to know when to say No! A long time ago I was asked a question: “What is your ‘Yes’ worth if you never say ‘No’?”  It is, and always has … Continue reading

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M is for Move

M is an easy letter to find words for when we think about personal resilience.  I’ve chosen Move.  It’s such a simple thing to do even when our movements are restricted.  Here are some ideas: 1.  Create a standing desk … Continue reading

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L is for Let it Go

Sometimes we simply need to rebalance the priorities of our life and let some things go. The alternative is an ever increasing activity load which over time reduces us to exhaustion.  Perhaps today would be a good day to take … Continue reading

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