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.
A Brief Collapse of Time
We are in lockdown. What day is it? One of the most common comments on social media is the old joke about yesterday, today, tomorrow, everyday.Read more
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...Read more
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.Read more
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”.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Organisational Toxicity - an issue of Justice
The capacity to thrive is directly connected to environment. In fact thriving is dependent on context.Read more