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From Resistance to Resilience in Healthcare Leadership: More Than Just Growing a “Thick Skin”!

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From Resistance to Resilience in Healthcare Leadership: More Than Just Growing a “Thick Skin”!

By Kelli Oberndorf Management and Organizational Coach • Group Facilitator • Life Coach MY STORY As I started my first job in the healthcare field, I had high hopes for applying my ‘progressive’ style of leadership. I was young, ready, and eager to make a positive impact on the world....

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Accountability: Another Resilience Asset

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Accountability: Another Resilience Asset

Accountability: Another Resilience Asset Was I Really Accountable? By: Shelby Pittman, M.S. How an OWLS team member learned the connection between accountability and resilience. As part of my personal growth journey, I have taken steps toward becoming more accountable in my life. Accountability is “an obligation or willingness to accept...

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What is Resilience-to-Thrive™ Coaching?

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What is Resilience-to-Thrive™ Coaching?

Resilience coaching is a growing field. If you are already a life or wellness coach, you can enrich your current practice and open new possibilities. Resilience skills can be applied to individuals or groups as well as to work settings.  Disclaimer and Request (see below)* [Click here to find out...

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Awakening through COVID: How simplification grew a heart of gratitude

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Awakening through COVID: How simplification grew a heart of gratitude

  Awakening through COVID: How Simplification Grew a Grateful Heart Regina Novak, Financial Coach and Health Educator   My journey from stress, through silver lining, to moving forward well.   To say that every day in quarantine was easy would be a lie. To say I didn’t consider trading in my...

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Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity

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Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity

 Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity By Estefania Lopez, M.S.           As part of my own personal development I have recently taken several steps to prioritizing my own well-being. Perhaps the most impactful decision I made was to stop tolerating negative people in my life. This type...

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Soulful Distance or “Health Consciousness in a Time of Epidemics”

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Soulful Distance or “Health Consciousness in a Time of Epidemics”

Learn a diamond attitude from a group of resilience and health consciousness facilitators  By Joel Bennett, with Austina Reed, Bridget McMillion, Cathy Herndon, Cheryl Brown Merriwether, Cynthia Conigliaro, Desiree Reynolds, Felecia Johnson, Heidi Postupack, Janelle Baldwin, Janet Fouts, Jennifer Lange, Jocelyne Maurice, John Steakley, John Gaal, Laurie Krupski, Lisa Godenick, Lucy Hoblitzelle, Mary Lay, Michele Richardson, Michele Studer, Molly Sigman, Nancy Chabot, Rachel...

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Resilience of a First Generation Student: Five Lessons

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Resilience of a First Generation Student: Five Lessons

By Estefania Lopez, M.S. Candidate First generation college students are often hardworking and adapt well to stress, but their well-being can suffer during the journey of adaptation. Learn and share five lessons from a first gen. I could talk endlessly about being a first-generation college student. While being a 'first...

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The Quest for Spirituality and Health: Well-Being or Transcendence?

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The Quest for Spirituality and Health: Well-Being or Transcendence?

To be a warrior of spiritual health, thee must forge the swamp of silly definitions, fight the dragon of hypocrisy in health systems, scale the castle of spiritual transcendence and, once you find thyself in the tower of wholeness, wander through the shadows until thee finds the Holy Grail Many...

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14 Suggestions for Moms who use Social Media

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14 Suggestions for Moms who use Social Media

  By Brittany D. Linde, PhD Moms can use social media for healthy self-expression and social support; AND healthy boundaries are essential I’m a mom. I’ve blogged about being a mom before. It’s a newer role for me; my daughter turned two in November. Since I’ve become a mom, I’ve...

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Resilience 3.0: Guidance Toward a Next Generation of Work-Centric Initiatives

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Resilience 3.0: Guidance Toward a Next Generation of Work-Centric Initiatives

Resilience is an ongoing part of a process of transforming human potential. The secret of this work requires tapping into the process and holding stress as a potential for thriving. Resilience is an empowering step along the way. My View Point, A Disclaimer. Over the past 20 years, my colleagues...

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Success Wisdom: Ground Level Advice

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Success Wisdom: Ground Level Advice

David Steed, OWLS Staff (Vice President of Business Development) What does success really mean? At first, the answer depends on who you ask. For students: graduation and a diploma; for athletes: besting your previous record or winning; for professionals: career growth and achievements; for businesses: new clients and profit. But...

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Common Humanity in the Workplace: Starting the Conversation

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Common Humanity in the Workplace: Starting the Conversation

By Faith Sanders, OWLS Staff. Regardless of where you work, your workplace can be a springboard for deepening the sense of common humanity in society-at-large. Are you practicing common humanity at work? Common Humanity is our understanding that many things connect us as a human race. Connection that transcends skin tone,...

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The Future of Interpersonal Skill Training: Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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The Future of Interpersonal Skill Training: Artificial Intelligence (AI)

By Dr. Gale Lucas Will AI provide such training? As virtual role-players? Perhaps even more? From Futurists and Science Fiction writers to Computer Scientists and Engineers, people predict that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play a big role in shaping our future.  Some play on our fears that these mechanical counterparts...

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Real Talk from a Working Mom: Regain Your Sanity with Practical Advice

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Real Talk from a Working Mom:  Regain Your Sanity with Practical Advice

By Dr. Brittany Linde Working moms can benefit from letting go of perfection, asking for help, unwinding, and learning to say “No.”   You already have so much to do. You may be responsible for the cooking, the cleaning, the laundry. Maybe your partner does some of the household chores;...

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Community: Heroes in Everyday Life

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Community: Heroes in Everyday Life

Community: Heroes in Everyday Life This article co-authored by OWLS staff (Brittany Linde and Gale Lucas)   Heroes stand up for others in their community. When a community member has an accident or gets into any other emergency situation, a hero rises to the occasion. Heroes have to overcome many...

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Which is more important for commitment: Safety or growth?

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Which is more important for commitment: Safety or growth?

Which is more important for commitment: Safety or growth? By Gale Lucas  Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans. ~ Peter F. Drucker Commitment is important to achieving success. We need to be committed to our career and our relationships if we want these...

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Do you know the 5 Cs of Resilience?

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Do you know the 5 Cs of Resilience?

Are you resilient? Do you know the 5 Cs of resilience? Click the video below to hear Dr. Joel Bennett speak about resilience and the 5 Cs. The YouTube page gives special access to a resilience assessment! Enjoy!

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Compassion: The Do’s and Dont’s of Donation

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Compassion: The Do’s and Dont’s of Donation

Compassion: The Do's And Don'ts of Donation This article co-authored by OWLS staff (Gale Lucas and Michael Hudson) Compassion is a cornerstone of resilience because of how it deeply connects us to others. At the same time, as with other elements of resilience (like confidence), we must be wise in...

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