Resilience & You

Beth Page, Ph.D.

Resilience and You is designed for those who would like to strengthen their resilience, particularly in times of challenge and uncertainty. We interview resilient humans to learn from their stories about how resilience can be strengthened, at work and beyond. Kathryn McEwen, an organizational psychologist operating out of Australia, defines resilience as “an individual’s capacity to manage the everyday stress of work and remain healthy, rebound and learn from unexpected setbacks and prepare for future challenges proactively.” Resilience invites us to slow down, create a pause, take a breath and embrace curiosity. Resilience is currently receiving a lot of media attention. Our efforts to cultivate workplaces of belonging and performance amidst COVID-19 are yielding resilience challenges for leaders and employees alike. Resilience positively enhances our conflict handling skills, our capacity for managing everyday stressors and our capacity for navigating the many relationships we have.

Getting grounded in your resilience
May 17 2021
Getting grounded in your resilience
Life can feel tumultuous when we are experiencing a lot of change. It can make us feel uncertain and disconnected from our abilities to navigate forward in a good way. In this episode Cary-Lee Calder, a Gusgimukw woman from Quatsino Nation, joins Beth in the resilience conversation to share how her daily practice to ground herself contributes to strengthening her resilience. A mother, a grandmother, a friend. This protector of others, is on a journey to embrace who she is and her worthiness as a woman. Cary-Lee will share how her grounding practice to acknowledge with all her being what is happening, saying it out loud, letting it all go and giving space to reflect on all of it has supported her wellness. Cary-Lee's niece, Angeline Pete, went missing in 2011. Having a missing person in her life is an unfathomable challenge. Cary-Lee shares how grounding herself as an act of self care is in service to her commitment to bring light to Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls (MMIWG), creating opportunity for healing to happen for families impacted by MMIWG. Cary-Lee walks with her Ancestors with her energy aligned to her purpose of contributing to the resiliency of young Indigenous women & men. She offers an invitation for each of us to contribute to the acknowledgement of MMIWG, by familiarizing ourselves with the calls to action, to understand the history & educate ourselves. Begin your learning by watching this powerfully beautiful video Cary-Lee dedicates to all Kwakwak’wakw families impacted by MMIWG. (Copy the link and paste in your browser to view). In episode 11 of Resilience & You listen in to learn what steps you may take to build daily practices that support grounding yourself in service of strengthening your resilience.