How Resilient Are You?

How Resilient Are You?


Resilience, or “mental toughness”, is “a bit of a buzzword at the moment in psychology”, Kevin Dutton, a research psychologist at Oxford University, tells BuzzFeed.  “It’s the ability to adapt in the face of adversity, or disappointment, or threat, or uncertainty,” he says. “Relationship problems, health problems, losing money. Even the little everyday stresses like being under pressure at work, or struggling to make deadlines.”…


The Rise of Resilience Planning

Preparing for disasters is something of a growth industry. Climate change promises rising sea levels, more intense storms, and searing desertification, even as rapid urbanization puts more pressure on cities to absorb ballooning populations.  To help plan for these and other risks, The Rockefeller Foundation launched the 100 Resilient Cities initiative in 2013. The organization funds a chief resilience officer to work full-time within the government of each participating city to incorporate resilience thinking into the way business is done…


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