resilience starts with information
Learning how to be ready for whatever’s next
The adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” reminds us that we need to be prepared for many eventualities. These days, however, the mathematics of preparedness is more exacting. A seven-to-10-day supply of water — one gallon per person per day — is an essential part of emergency supplies to be included in a survival kit.
Sergeant Raphael Ramos, a member of the National Guard who works out of the Connecticut Street Armory, recently spoke at the Dunkirk Senior Center, packing a lot of information about disaster preparedness into a short time. Disasters are…
Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure
As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and Finding Nemo. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each other, then boarding the plane. Then, when we try to have that amazing work session in flight, we get nothing done. Even worse, after refreshing our email or reading the same studies over and over, we are too exhausted when we land to soldier on with the emails that have inevitably still piled up.
Why should flying deplete us? We’re just sitting there doing nothing. Why can’t we be tougher — more resilient and determined in our work – so we can accomplish all of the goals we set for ourselves? Based on our current research, we have come…