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The Alcoholism and Addictions Help Forums- by Most users online at one time was 2,208 (08-27-2012 at 09:47 AM). • Administrator • Forum Leader • Social Network Moderator • Community Greeter • Chat Monitor Developing Resilience - Career Development from MindTools Overcoming and Growing From Setbacks Learn how to bounce back from setbacks. © iStockphoto/AndrewJohnson I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. – American inventor, Thomas Edison According to legend, Thomas Edison made thousands of prototypes of the incandescent light bulb before he finally got it right. And, since the prolific inventor was awarded more than 1,000 patents, it's easy to imagine him failing on a daily basis in his lab at Menlo Park. In spite of struggling with "failure" throughout his entire working life, Edison never let it get the best of him. It's hard to imagine what our world would be like if Edison had given up after his first few failures. In this article, we'll examine resilience: what it is, why we need it, and how to develop it; so that we have the strength and fortitude to overcome adversity, and to keep on moving forward towards our dreams and our goals. The Importance of Resilience In our Expert Interview with Dr. Developing Resilience

Keep a 5 Year Journal - Daily Prompts with Steps for Getting Started and Prompts for January and February by Tami Taylor (Click here to see all 12 months.) What’s a 5 year Journal? That was my question when I first heard of it. What is your number one goal this year? Getting Started Step 1. Do you want to write a line about the day as it occurs to you or would you like to have a little direction each day? 365 Questions – January 365 Questions – February Step 2. You’ll need a place to actually keep your journaling. a spiral bound notebooka moleskin notebooka ‘junk journal’ or smash booka mini-albuman ATC holderkeep it with your project life or capture 365another altered projecta text document on your computera blog I am keeping mine in a 7 gypsies drawer. Step 3. Don’t worry about the fact it’s not the beginning of the year, start today or start tomorrow. I hope you join me on this journey. Tami Taylor writes for Get It Scrapped!

Building Resilience by Wasting Time As a game designer, I’m often accused of helping people waste substantial portions of their lives. And no wonder: Worldwide, we spend 7 billion hours a week playing video games—300 million minutes a day on Angry Birds alone!—with seemingly nothing to show for it. But research suggests that engaging in some activities we assume are nonproductive—as tiny exercises—may actually be a smart way to spend time, especially at work. I began immersing myself in the science of resilience after I was laid up for three months with a traumatic brain injury. Once I got better, I became curious about why some of the biggest wastes of time, such as looking at photos of baby animals or wandering around the neighborhood, were the activities that had helped me the most. As you might expect, physical resilience is crucial because it allows your heart, lungs, and brain to react efficiently to stressful situations. Research also shows that willpower gets stronger the more we exercise it.

Truth for the World - FREE Online Bible courses A good study of God's Word is the most profitable study in a person's life. The more you study, the more you want to study. There are many good reasons for studying the Bible, God's Word, but here are just a few: 1. A study of the Bible will make a person wise about salvation. 2. 3. 4.

15 Fun Team Building Exercises That Breed Cooperative Excellence The word TEAM has literally transpired into a buzz word in the corporate world. There are countless books and articles written about the importance of teams while each year, management consultants, scholars and researchers continue presenting theories and research that debate over various aspects of team building. But the million dollar question is; What is a TEAM and why does the world of business accentuate so much upon it? When individuals with similar interests, attitudes, and tastes come together to work towards a common objective, a team is formed! A team cannot do well or achieve more than the individual unless and until each and every member is focused and understands his or her responsibilities. Every individual must feel motivated to perform at his or her best. Team Building Team building refers to various activities undertaken to motivate team members and increase overall performance of the team. 15 Team Buiding Exercises Helium Stick – Deceptively simple teamwork activity.

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Can Resilience be Developed? “”I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot… and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that’s precisely why I succeed.”Michael Jordan Perceptions of stress at work are quite high with several recent studies by Envisia Learning Inc. suggesting that 40% to 65% of all executives and employees rate their jobs as being very or extremely stressful with significant impact on work/family balance and overall health. In a poll by Reston, Virginia based TrueCareers, more than 70% of workers do not think there is a healthy balance between work and their personal lives. We were interested in seeing whether results from our own personal stress and health risk appraisal called StressScan would help to identify what professional working employees reported being stressed about and why some stay healthy in the face of work and life challenges and stressors. Ken Nowack

Developing a Culture of Learning – Building Resilience <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic. It has been a couple of months since I last wrote in the blog but that is mainly because I have been sooooo busy. If you were on the journey of supporting a school going from ‘Good to Great’ where would you begin? One of the areas I have begun exploring with a number of schools is the area of building a culture of learning that is palpable within the school. I have attached some articles and research below that links to this topic. Adrian