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Small Gestures Help People Smile—a Resiliency Boost

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, April 27, 2020

During these dark days, every smile or tender gesture you can inspire is more meaningful than ever. Many of us work hard to be strong and committed to surviving but sometimes we forget that we need to help others build their resiliency skills. I hope the inspiring stories below will help you find a way to light up someone’s day. 

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A 50-year Anniversary Marked by Two Crises

By Eileen McDargh - Wednesday, April 22, 2020

50 years ago today, April 22, the U.S. celebrated the first Earth Day. The enormous response of some 20 million citizens led to unprecedented change. Congress enacted the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act. Republican President Richard Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency. Earth Day became a pledge to craft a resilient natural world. 

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Three Ways Trader Joe’s Rocks Resilience

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, April 20, 2020

Grocery shopping has become a nightmare. Lines snake around buildings. Food pallets are used to set up barricades that move shoppers—six feet apart—in a winding pattern like lines at Disney without an attraction at the end. Customers are masked, latex gloved, and noses bent to smart phones. 

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For COVID-19, The Timing Couldn’t be Better

By Eileen McDargh - Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Fourteen of my colleagues in the resiliency arena (plus me) bring you a wide variety of strategies to survive and (yes) THRIVE in this current lock down world. In one-on-one interviews with Marty Wilson, you’ll hear:  

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With Three Words, The Healer is You.

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, April 13, 2020

This week, in the Christian tradition, Holy Week begins. While it is a reflection and remembrance of the last days of Christ, I discovered one small passage that I think holds healing and hope for all of us caught in the anxiety and fear of COVID-19.  

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Free Time Should be Me Time—Part 3

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, April 06, 2020

Hopefully, you've stopped laughing at the concept that indeed, there could be free time for yourself. What will ignite your desire for claiming this precious time is when you gain clarity over just what matters most at this point in your life.  

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Hope in the Age of Lockdown

By Eileen McDargh - Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Fr. Richard Hendrick, a Capuchin Franciscan in Ireland , was so moved by news of Italians in lockdown singing, Spaniards applauding health care workers, and neighbors reaching out to bring food to elderly, that he penned a poem. 

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