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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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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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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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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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An App to Give Help and Get Help During COVID-19 with Bharat Pulgam, Pikup

The Pikup Team. From left: Bharat Pulgam, Josh Chang, Sam Lerdahl and Ashley Klein. Pikup is an app that connects neighbors who need something with those who are already going to a store. We’ve been talking about resilience in the face of adversity. I must admit that I love stories from startups because, by their…

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Hospice Nurse Fights for PPE for Frontline Workers

“We have deemed this as a medical war. We are soldiers willing to serve, but we don’t have the armor.” Petergay Dunkley-Mullins On Thrive. Connect. Contribute, we have been talking about resilience. I cannot imagine anyone who models resilience more than hospice nurses. That is a job that requires a mental toughness that I’m not…

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There’s No Such Thing as a Dead End, with Jay Newton-Small of MemoryWell

What do you do when the story reaches a dead end? You keep digging. Jay Newton-Small knows something about resilience. Her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when Jay was in college. When her mother passed away in 2006, Jay became her father’s primary caregiver. Jay was a Washington correspondent for TIME Magazine, where she remains…

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Pivot in the Pandemic with Marcus Pope and Matt Norris of Youthprise

Youthprise pivoted their service model during the pandemic. No one could have predicted what happened next. Not every family has equal access to afterschool and summer programs. These programs often carry a price that is too great for impoverished families. A few years ago, the state of Minnesota came up with a great idea –…

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A 72 Hour Sprint to Help Parents and Children, with Jacob and Alana Blumenstein of KidsRead2Kids

When Jacob and Alana Blumenstein were stuck at home during the pandemic, they used their time to help others. There is an old saying: If you want to be happy, help someone else. Studies have shown that there are psychological and physiological benefits of helping others. Whey you focus on the needs of others, you…

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