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By Eileen McDargh - Monday, May 11, 2020

Four years ago, disaster enclosed 33 miners in a cave in Chile. It struck me that their 69 days of being unable to get out and not knowing their fate, might prove instructive for of us today. I’m hearing people complain about physical distancing, whine about an absence of group activities, decry the closing of movie theaters, and grouse about being bored. 


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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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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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