Resilience is more important than efficiency in a crisis

A shorter version of this piece was originally developed for Nobl Collective.

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When suddenly, everything we’ve taken for granted is called into question; when the rules are uncertain; when the future is unpredictable; when we personally and collectively feel anxiety or experience depression; when solid businesses are in jeopardy…

When the world feels uncertain and scary, cultivating resilience is resistance.

What is Resilience?

Dealing with change, setbacks, loss, and grief is an inevitable and normal part of life.

Resilience is the psychological strength that allows some people to adapt, thrive, and/or return to their baseline faster after adverse experiences happen.

Resilient people are emotionally agile — they don’t ignore bad events or negative…

How might we engage school communities in asking beautiful questions?

This was originally written as a thought piece for Education Reimagined.

This Moment: A Challenge and an Opportunity

In the history of public schooling, we have never encountered a moment like this — a moment where the normal daily routines have been interrupted for everyone at once at on all levels.

Amidst all the challenges this moment…

What is flow?

Being in “flow” is when you are so absorbed in doing an activity that nothing else seems to matter.

Like a lioness on the prowl: when in flow, you’re simply present and focused on the task at hand. This Lioness was spotted in Kruger National Park.

Time seems to stop, you forget yourself, you’re focused on the challenge at hand, and you feel in control — you’re not worried about failure or perception of others.

It’s so…

It’s often thought that if you’re happy *then* you’ll be grateful, but studies have shown that, actually, causation likely goes the other way: if you’re grateful, you’ll be happier.

And, you’ll also be more resilient to the inevitable challenges life throws your way.

Dealing with change, setbacks, loss, and grief…

Resilience

Resilience is the psychological strength that allows some people to adapt, thrive, and/or return to their baseline faster after adverse experiences happen.

Dealing with change, setbacks, loss, and grief is an inevitable and normal part of life. Resilient people are emotionally agile — they don’t ignore “bad” things or negative…

Erin Lynn Raab, Ph.D.

Solving systemic problems to create a more just, loving world. Transforming education for human flourishing and thriving democracy. Co-Founder @ REENVISIONED.

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