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When Life Disappoints, Rediscover Your Play, with Jeff Harry

Jeff Harry, Rediscover Your Play What if your biggest setback can unlock a magical journey? Jeff Harry uses a combination of positive psychology and play to unlock possibilities. I asked Jeff to tell me about a time when he was resilient. His answer is epic. “My best friend Dana and I are locking up the…

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Success is an Inside Game, with Laura DiBenedetto

Laura DiBenedetto, Author of The Six Habits What do the happiest among us have in common? Laura DiBenedetto’s story begins with bullying, abuse, bankruptcy, and burn out. More than anything, she wanted to be in control of her own destiny. So, at the age of 19, she launched the award-winning marketing company, Vision Advertising. Laura…

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See the Possibilities in the Pandemic, with Claire Downey, Class Of 2020

Claire Downey, Class of 2020 What opportunities are now available to you because of the pandemic? There is a Jedi mind trick that can help you to be resilient. When you are up against an obstacle, ask yourself, “What does this make possible?” By learning to focus on the possibilities, you can build your hope…

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Make Good Choices and Persevere, with Jennifer R. Farmer

Jennifer R. Farmer, Author of First and Only: A Black Woman’s Guide to Thriving at Work and in Life Jennifer R. Farmer tells us how Black women thrive in work and life. Jennifer R. Farmer is an author, trainer, and activist communicator. She works at the intersection of politics, advocacy, and the media.   We’ve been talking about resilience. Who better to talk to than…

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Build Your Network Before You Need It, with Maxwell Ivey, The Blind Blogger

Maxwell Ivey, The Blind Blogger Our connections are a source of resilience. Picture it. You are in a strange city, far away from home. You are suddenly struck ill. Now, imagine, if you also ran out of money and you weren’t sure how you were going to get home. Your voice is so hoarse, when you speak, no one can…

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Resilience in the Face of Bipolar Disorder, with Catharine Clarenbach

Catharine Clarenbach, The Way of the River Catharine Clarenbach heard voices in her head. Now she helps others to follow their hearts. Rev. Catharine B. Clarenbach is both a Unitarian Universalist minister and a Wiccan priestess. She spent most of the first thirty years of her life in the grip of mental illness. Almost every…

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What Gives You the Right to Play Small? With Trav Bell, The Bucket List Guy

Trav Bell, The Bucket List Guy How Trav Bell became The Bucket List Guy. In my wallet, is a neatly folded piece of paper. It comes from a daily calendar on November 30, 1995. The paper says, “Make a list of 25 things you want to experience before you die. Carry it in your wallet…

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How to Leave a Sexy Job, with Mandar Apte, Cities4Peace

Mandar Apte, Cities4Peace Mandar Apte felt called to create peace. But first, he had to give up his dream job. In early 1959, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King took a five-week tour of India to see the results of Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent movement. While in India, Dr. King said, “I am…

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Healing through Community, with Iram Gilani, Author of Silent No More

Iram Gilani, Author of Silent No More After Iram Gilani nearly lost her life to gun violence, she found hope by building a community. Now she dedicates her life to helping others. Iram Gilani is a Pakistani-American author. She faced abandonment, neglect, isolation, molestation, physical and emotional abuse, forced marriage, bullying, homelessness, and a violent…

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Learning to Thrive, with Susan Hay, Thrive Health Magazine

Susan Hay hit rock bottom. Then she launched a global health and nutrition brand. Susan Hay is the Founder and CEO of Thrive Health Magazine, a health and nutrition magazine. She also runs Thrive Media, a digital branding agency for Health, Food, and Fitness Brands. After a 20-year career in branding and design, the lifestyle…

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