The Energizer

Resilient Insights for Work & Life

Featured Image

Resilient Parents Transform Grief into Goodness and Pain into Possibility

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 10, 2018

It was the bright yellow van with bumblebees on it that captured my attention as I walked from the conference center back to my hotel in Dublin. The women lining up to go into the van must have recognized my picture from the conference brochure and invited me into their experience—an experience that left me crying in sorrow as well as amazement.  

Read More...


Featured Image

Yoga: A Building Block to Resiliency For Both Children And Adults

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, June 04, 2018

There are many things you can do to manage stress and cope with change but there is one particular practice that helps many: yoga. Yoga has been practiced for at least five thousand years and it can help you manage a sea of troubles both emotional and physical. 

Read More...


Featured Image

Loneliness Looms: An Epidemic of Our Making

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, May 14, 2018

The U.N.’s annual World Happiness Report ranks the happiest people in the world: Finns, Norwegians, and then Danes. The U.S. has dropped to 18th place. What is happening? Surely, we are (or were) a powerful, wealthy nation.

That’s the rub. What social psychologists tell us is that happiness flows from our connections to each other, our sense of community, and a shared purpose. It has nothing to do with a never-ending hunt for consumer goods, security, money or status. The bullying and hate speech, the demonizing of groups of people, a distrust of the media, and a political climate that seems bent on its own destruction have pushed us away from the very thing we need: human connection.  Loneliness is epidemic and researchers say, far more dangerous than smoking cigarettes. And loneliness depletes the ability to be resilient because human contact—and therefore help—is diminished.

Here’s the challenge I am throwing out to myself, my family, and anyone who wishes to take up the banner: time to create opportunities for gatherings of family, friends and people who are “different.” Time to put away the digital devices that keep our eyes from seeing each other and the beauty of the natural world. Time to count blessings in terms of human connections instead of money in the bank. Time to put away consoling ourselves with unhealthy habits and possible addictions.

Author E.M. Forester had it right when he insisted “Just connect.”  And if you have no one to talk to, call me.

 

 

Read More...


Featured Image

Resiliency is Option B

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Resiliency is the new trendy word. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant have sparked many conversations and insights with the publication of their book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy.  

Read More...


Subscribe to My Blog!


Like My Blog?

Please share it!

Recents Posts


Categories



Archive


Tags

Siblings Bullying Motivating Others Feedback Road Trip Tornadoes in Texas Adaptability Corporate Culture Talk Ain't Cheap Book customer service John Havlik civil discourse stuck Kindness Adam Grant Survive creativity Technology Jewish Children Engaged Workers Women Superbowl Personal Responsibility Energizing angels Bill Treasurer Burnout Education Politics Mother's Day e-mail Vacation Patriots Career Advice Sheryl Sandberg Office Celebrations Humanity Thanksgiving Married Divorce Yoga Charity cancer Deloitte Exercise Girls Diversity Positive Brain Repatterning Christmas Aging preresilience gratitude Spelling Bee Strangers Energy Alzheimer's Option B Trust earthquakes Communication Voting Sales love Energizing Others Persuasion Relationships employees More Fun at Work WASP Labor Day Depression Fun Work Environment Idea waiting Walk For Hunger Content Generation Book Reviews Dogs Disrupt Multi-tasking Disruption Adventure Suddenly Single Intentions Travel LGBTQ resiliency Sexual Harassment resilient organizations resilient leaders Learned Optimism Hurricane Irma Family Honoring Veterans Environtment Reshaping the Brain Henry VIII Emotional Intelligence Meetings Postive Work Environment Nursing Climate Change Vegan Boston Marathon Listening resilience Networking Branding Radical Resiliency Speaking Social Media Ecotourism Guns Leadership Skills Soft Skills servant leadership Building Resilience Hurricane Harvey John Blumberg Employee Attitude Empathy Seder Eve conscience holidays Mark Scharenbroich Twas The Night Before Christmas Optimism Arlington Cemetary Humor Marriage Interview Gifts From The Mountain Leaders Open Doors Book Stress work life balance employee retention Your Resiliency GPS Sustainability Loss ecology Back To School Memorial Day teams USAA U.S.A.A. St. Patrick's Day New Year resolutions The Last Jedi goals Change coaching Happiness Writing women in leadership