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10 Steps to Building Your Resilience

stressIt can be easy to feel like throwing in the towel when you’re faced with adversity, tragedy, or even just plain old stress. But what if we could build an immunity to stress in the same way we take vitamins and antibiotics to boost our immunity to illness? A recent article inThe Wall Street Journal explores the art of learning resilience with Dennis Charney, dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Charney is a world-renowned neurobiology expert specializing in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. In Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges, Charney and Steven Southwick, a psychiatry professor at Yale University, explain that people can train their brain to be more resilient by harnessing their stressors and using them to their advantage…


Don’t Rely on Luck: Why Small Businesses Need Disaster Recovery Plans

Since it was St. Patrick’s Day yesterday, we had to go ahead and write about something festive – but when it comes to your business, losing your data is no joking matter. Consider your business. You have processes, productive employees, a massive investment in equipment and technology and all of it runs seamlessly. When you step back and look at the machine that you’ve built, you can’t help but be proud. But what happens when the worst-case scenario becomes a reality? Rather than playing the odds and relying on luck, here are a few reasons that you should get a disaster recovery or business continuity plan together…


Pacific Youth speak before UN Secretary General

Pacific Youth speak before UN Secretary General in a special session at World Disaster Risk Reduction Conference Pacific Youth speak before UN Secretary General in a special session at World Disaster Risk Reduction Conference. 15 March 2015, Sendai, Japan – The Vice-Chair of the Pacific Youth Council, Ms. Inangaro Vakaafi, was one of six youth delegates selected to make a presentation before the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon at the Youth and Children Forum held parallel to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan…


University of South Alabama engineers tackle disaster

It’s a disaster on a small scale. Each lapping wave in the University of South Alabama’s wave lab represents the fury a hurricane exerts on the coastline. It’s model wave pools like the one at USA that help engineers understand the primal forces of nature. Associate Professor, Dr. Bret Webb told us, “After the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005 we were instrumental in developing one of only two methods that is allowed by the Federal highway administration for loads on bridges.”…



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