Dad, husband, first responder, personal trainer, nutrition coach, resilience coach, animal lover. Professional horizontalist. Will tolerate select humans individually or in small groups.
The Sweet Spot Between a Presentation and a Text Document
I had a problem. There are two business units in our city that share the responsibility for seizing and towing vehicles. I know, you’re already falling asleep at your desk and there’s a little pool of drool by your mouse pad. But hang in there with me.
Create hope, not fear. The ophthalmologist said it casually. Like he was telling me I had a chunk of kale stuck in my teeth. “Something is going on with that nerve back there. I want to have you back in a month from now for a test to see if it’s glaucoma.” WHAT?
Drinking Your Way Through the Pandemic?
When listening to the stories, these were people who, a few weeks ago, were actually functioning very well, holding down jobs, living normal, day-to-day lives. Within three weeks they’d become dependent alcoholic drinkers and needing detoxification rehab. If you look at what lockdown meant to people’s lives — so first of all, having to get up every day to go to work and take the kids to school — all of that just stopped. Somebody described it perfectly to me — ‘Every day is Friday night now’ — and there’s no reason to get up in the morning. You add that to the isolation some people were feeling, the job insecurity, all sorts of stresses and strains in relation to the uncertainty for the future. Dr. Rob Hampton, BBC News
Resilience is a Skill
Resilience is not just for surviving the worst day of your life, it’s for thriving every day of your life. Rick Hanson Global pandemic, social justice activism, the global climate crisis. If there ever was a year to challenge our resilience, 2020 wins.