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Resiliency Report

Published monthly and when the mood strikes.

Update from Eileen

The Broadway musical, CAMELOT, featured Julie Andrews singing about the “Lusty Month of May”. Not to be outdone, the musical CAROUSEL proclaimed that “June is Bustin’ Out all Over.

You get the picture. These two months are a celebration to open air and open arms.  A perfect time for a vacation.

Ahhhhh...vacation. In the late 14th century Old French, vacation meant "freedom from obligation or occupation". By the early 15th century, the English definition was "the process of vacating".

To me, it means "to become empty". What fills that emptiness for me is the ability to explore in the natural world. We're headed out the end of May to venture up the Alaska coast and into the American Cordillera, a massive wilderness park dominated by Denali. This national park is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Imagine how glorious the night sky will be without the ambient light of Southern California! Ahhhhh. Stars.

So, I have made a decision. You will not see another ezine until July or August. I'll take notes of insights and outlooks, poems, prayers and promises. (Thank you, John Denver.)

Be well. Be safe. Let me know how you have nurtured your nature. Write and use the subject line Nurture my Nature. She’ll save it all until I return.



Frederick Law Olmsted's legacy went beyond Central Park

Frederick Law Olmsted's legacy went beyond Central Park

Why it matters: If you've ever enjoyed a visit to New York's Central Park, Boston's Emerald Necklace or Washington's U.S. Capitol grounds, you can thank landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who was born 200 years ago and was the mastermind behind all of those green spaces. Olmsted also created innovations such as citywide park systems, advocated for parks and preservation, and developed hundreds of lesser-known parks that are highlighted in a new digital guide. Maybe some of these can be stops on your summer vacation itinerary this year.

Nurture Your Nature with Nature

May 2022

The Healing Power of Nature

The Healing Power of Nature

Available shortly. 

Just for Vacation Laughs

Just for Vacation Laughs

Where do Math teachers go on vacation? Times Square

Why don’t mummies take a vacation? They are afraid of relaxing and unwinding.

What does bread do on vacation? It loafs around!

Where did the shepherd take the sheep on vacation? The Baaaaaahamas!

Where do bees go on vacation?  Stingapore!

Ok. My kids would say these jokes are two-thirds of a pun: PU!

Must Read Book!

I participated for eight weeks in a modern elder academy (MEA) online. Powerful. Thought provoking. Much still to be digested. 

Go to this site and you will find a free piece to download. We are all in transition. Please visit

Life is in the Transitions—Mastering Change at Any Age by Bruce Feiler

I read this book astonished at the depth and breadth Feiler covered in the stories of people of many ages and the implications and lessons he drew from each person. Whether facing a pandemic upheaval or experiencing major loss, whether struggling as a child to move out of abandonment or moving to a new country, life is a series of changes. All of us have “lifequake” moments and how we tell our story helps us recover from those quakes.

Must Read Book!

Best Books on Burnout & Recovery for 2022

Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge, and Reclaim What Matters made it to the list. The books are all reviewed by a licensed mental health professional, the article written by that same mental health professional, then reviewed by a medical doctor prior to publication.  This is thrilling news because the content is so vetted. YAHOOOO.

Must Read Book!
Listen To The Sounds Of Nature

Wednesday Wisdom:

My birthday prayer is Thank you. Thank you for the creation of a magnificent, diverse, sacred planet, full of glorious people. And, thank you for the luxury of being able to experience so much of Earth’s magnificence.

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

Listen To The Sounds Of Nature

Listen To The Sounds Of Nature

About Eileen

If you are looking for a unique keynote speaker in resiliency, a facilitator for executive retreats, a speech coach or an emcee/moderator, then you want to work with Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE. Eileen has spoken for audiences as large as 15,000 and facilitated groups as small as 18! She is the author of seven books and other products that you can find in her online store. The British Research firm of Global Gurus ranked her #4 among the top 30 communication gurus worldwide. Why not hire Eileen for your next event? 

Ranked 3rd!

This is the 6th year in a row that I have been ranked in the top 5 in communication. Global Gurus surveys some 26,000 business professionals to determine rankings plus professionals also vote. 


Thank You!

Welcome to the McDargh Clan of Clients

Institute for Management Studies
Eco Lab (the keynote will be delivered virtually from Fairbanks, Alaska!)

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