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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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Stories of Resilience, Part 4

Storytellers: Ann Davey, Sandra Eliason, Susan Temple, and Mary Britt Delaney Uncharted territory. This is the final installment from a storytelling class by Dane Stauffer, featuring storytellers who are 55 years old or older. Today’s storytellers are talking about their in uncharted territories. Whether they are trapped in an apartment, puttering in a garden, in…

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Stories of Resilience, Part 3

Ruth Lauritzen, Nancy Winter, Laurie Kamman, and Nancy Gagliardi A shift in perspective. Welcome back to part three of a four-part series on Stories of Resilience. One of the ways to build resilience is to reframe something, to see it in a new way.   These stories come from a storytelling class taught by Dane…

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Stories of Resilience, Part 2

Lesley Novick, Kim Vasquez, Michelle Westlund, and Bettiana Luisa LaSorella Resilience doesn’t have to look a certain way. Resilience can look a lot of ways. Today, we’re going to hear four different people give their response to the prompt, “Tell me about a time when you were resilient.” These stories come from a storytelling class…

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Stories of Resilience, Part 1, Dane Stauffer

Tell me about a time when you were resilient. Special Note: This episode was recorded before the killing of George Floyd. Should this interview have happened later, Dane and I would have had a different conversation with a different tone. We present this interview in solidarity with all who are working to dismantle systemic racism….

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Thinking at the Systems Level, with Brian Krohn, SafeDistance.org

When faced with a systemic problem, Brian Krohn thinks at the systems level. Systems resist change, whether we are talking about systemic racism, institutional policies, or a global pandemic. To meet systemic challenges, you must think at the systems level. Brian Krohn has spent his career changing stubborn systems. It’s 3 AM on March 10,…

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Connect and Contribute to the World with Stefan Phang

Stefan Phang, Soap for Hope, and Linens for Life Stefan Phang is driven to make a difference. He creates shared value through connections. For more than thirty years, Stefan Phang has been working to protect children and end human trafficking. “When a family is in deep poverty, sometimes, the only thing they can sell is…

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Resilience Through Community, with Michelle Maryns of We Sparkle

Michelle Maryns is building a stronger and more inclusive economy by equipping underestimated entrepreneurs with tech-enabled business tools. Special Note: This episode was recorded before the killing of George Floyd. Should this interview have happened later, Michelle and I would have had a different conversation with a different tone. We present this interview in solidarity…

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Build Resilience, with Leticia Gonzalez-Reyes, 109 World

Leticia Gonzalez-Reyes, 109 World Leticia Gonzalez-Reyes thought she would spend this year building her nonprofit. Instead, she is building her resilience. Leticia Gonzalez-Reyes started 2020 with so much hope. “So many of us thought that 2020 was going to be THE year,” she says. She started the new year at a gathering in Vancouver. “I…

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How Integrity Builds Resilience, with Rob Chesnut, Chief Ethics Officer, Airbnb

Rob Chesnut is the author of Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution As you continue your social isolation journey, what decisions will you make today? Some folks have serious choices to make about how to provide for a family during an economic downturn. Others of us are trying to figure out…

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