News Category: Resilience

Staying Productive and Happy During Prolonged Crisis

Nov. 19, 2020

“The prospect of an enduring crisis is frightening.” Dr. Aisha S. Ahmad, an international security professor at the University of Toronto who has lived and worked in disaster conditions, wrote those words in April and they may still ring true for you. In this article, Dr. Ahmad provides tips to help us adapt and protect our mental health and emotional resilience as we continue to adapt to the COVID-19 crisis.

Building Grit and Hope

Nov. 3, 2020

The concepts of grit and hope may sound abstract, but there are tangible ways to them. In addition, having more grittiness and hopefulness can increase productivity in work and satisfaction in one’s personal life. This article focuses on defining grit and hope according to positive psychology and providing ways to increase these two characteristics.

Regression During COVID-19

Oct. 20, 2020

Regression is a normal and natural part in child development. Regressions, like outbursts, wetting the bet, sleep issues and unpredictable moods, are typical around life transitions and tend to be brief. However, during this time of extreme stress, regression in children may be longer lasting that usual and more excessive. This article provides some tips in how to support your child when they experience regressions.   

How to Live in Limbo: Three Strategies for Getting Comfortable with Discomfort

Oct. 15, 2020

The pandemic has brought untold uncertainty and discomfort, but recognizing "that this is not the permanent future is necessary to fight feelings like 'this will never end,' " says social worker Alexandra Finkel. Here are three strategies for how we might accept living in a constant state of in-betweenness, in order to better manage how scary this state can be.

Parental Self-Care During a Pandemic

Sept. 3, 2020

Self-care when you’re caring for little ones can be hard. This article includes ways to incorporate self-care as many parents are juggling multiple roles and responsibilities in a household.

Phases of a pandemic and how leaders can tailor the support of their staff through each phase

Aug. 4, 2020

Consider the implications for leadership if we think of the pandemic having three different phases; the shelter-in-place phase, the re-opening phase, and the post Covid-19 phase. This article offers suggestions for how leaders can shift their focus for each of these phases to best meet the potential needs of their staff.