10 Steps to Resiliency

  1. Accept​ ​The​ ​Problem​ ​And​ ​Its​ ​Severity.

  2. ​Acknowledge​ ​That​ ​I​ ​Am​ ​Part​ ​Of​ ​The​ ​Problem​ ​As​ ​Well​ ​As​ ​The Solution

  3. Practice​ ​Embracing​ ​Uncertainty

  4. Confront​ ​My​ ​Own​ ​Mortality​ ​And​ ​The​ ​Mortality​ ​Of​ ​All

  5. Do Inner Work

  6. Feel My feelings

  7. Take​ ​Breaks​ ​And​ ​Rest​ ​As​ ​Needed

  8. Practice Gratitude

  9. Show Up

  10. Reinvest Into Problem-Solving Efforts


Step 1: Admit That I Am Part of the Problem As Well As The Solution

Thank you for being a part of the Good Grief Network! As some of you know, we’ve recently started the second round of the Good Grief Psychosocial Resiliency Program. I’ll recap the first step in a bit. Step One: Accept the problem and its severity. What made you realize the…

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Step 8: Seek Beauty & Meaning

The Little Prince

Resources:  Lee Smith’s Tedx Talk Thich Nhat Hanh‘s upcoming film Walk With Me Etty Hillesum’s Diary – A look inside the concentration camps of Nazi Germany and one woman’s experience The Lady In Number 6 (40 minute documentary about a woman named Alice — her life after a concentration camp) And…

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Step 7: Take Breaks & Rest When You Need To

Good Evening Grievers, I’ll recap our Step 7 – but first, some updates. 1) Victoria, Aimee, & I are headed to California for the Ecopsychology Conference. There’s still room in the car to travel with us – do you want to come? It’s this next weekend and will be amazing,…

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Step 6: Show Up

Below is a recap of Step 6: Showing Up. But first, a few announcements: 1) Aimee & I have officially booked our tickets for the Ecopsychology conference with Joanna Macy as the keynote. We have room for two other folks in the minivan if you’d like to carpool with us.…

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Step 5: Feel Your Feelings

Annnnnd finally, Step 5: Feel Your Feelings. But first, some announcements.   1) Judy Fahys will be recording for Step 6. Just a heads up.   2) For March 1st, we’ll be watching Fierce Light instead of doing astep. The steps will resume March 8th. Also – Aimee and I…

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Step 4: Doing Inner Work

We’re busy setting up our new website — it’ll need some time to launch, but I’ll let you know when it’s ready. In the meantime, I’ll review the last two steps we’ve done, starting withStep 4. Step 4 is about turning inward, creating a healthy mind, and doing inner work.…

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Step 3: Let Go

So, Step 3 is all about letting go: Letting go of expectations (those you’ve harbored for yourself and those of the future being what we expected or projected). What’s a realistic expectation for a single human being in this time and place? What did you imagine the future to be like?…

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