In this section I post ideas, articles, books, movies or music that I have found and relate in some aspect to resilience. There is a loose categorisation process, but rather than create an infinite number of categories there will be overlap. If you have suggestions of resources for this section please email me, including enough information for me to locate original sources.

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Community

50 Dead - Resilience Reflection #3 - Social Cohesion

We know that relationships are both protective and growth-promoting. The concept of social support has been discussed in the literature for many years, and we are beginning to understand just...

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Meaning and Purpose

50 Dead - Resilience Reflection #1 - Anger

I am a professional humanitarian worker. I am expert in resilience and coping. I have years of experience in extremely complex and distressing humanitarian contexts.

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Meaning and Purpose

Is it possible for a species to lose hope?

A recent letter to the Guardian Weekly (03.08.18) stated, "Nothing will halt the sixth extinction except a massive cull of the vast herds of Homo sapiens infesting the planet”.

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Meaning and Purpose

Organisational Toxicity - A loss of Moral Character?

The discussion on Organisational Toxicity was, apparently, interesting to a number of people. Which is, perhaps, an indication as to how concerned we are about the issue.

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Meaning and Purpose

Do 'Stories' Enhance Resilience?

Stories are fascinating and the story of stories is even more so. Stories have been a core component of human culture since human culture became recognisable.

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Humanitarian Emergency

Through the Eyes of an American Teacher

Last week I was granted the rare privilege of learning a little about what it means to be a classroom teacher in America today.

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Research

Organisational Toxicity - an issue of Justice

The capacity to thrive is directly connected to environment. In fact thriving is dependent on context.

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Community

Culture and Resilience - the place of the Gun

An American friend of mine said to me the other day that he did not want to send his children to high school in America because of the culture of...

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