Covid-19 makes us think about our mortality. Our brains aren’t designed for that

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Covid-19 makes us think about our mortality. Our brains aren’t designed for that

You probably remember where you were that day in March when you first realized that the novel coronavirus was something.

Maybe you were chatting with co-workers in the lunchroom. Maybe you were browsing the news on your phone, seeing pictures of health-care workers in full protective gear like astronauts, or of older people with their hands pressed against their bedroom windows as their grown children clustered outside. Maybe you went to the grocery store and saw all the bare shelves where toilet paper used to be.

I remember where I was: driving to the gym for a Mommy & Me boot camp.

I pulled up to a red light and locked eyes with my 6-month-old baby in the rearview mirror. I felt unsettled and scared. I had an inexplicable urge to go home, and also to call everyone I knew and check on them. Yet nothing had happened. I was safe, healthy and employed. I was (and still am) more likely to die of a car accident than of contracting covid-19. It would be months before the state I live in, Oregon, would have a significant number of cases…

Finding Resilience, Purpose and Hope, Today and Tomorrow

Chris Miller, CliftonStrengths Leadership and Business Coach, was our guest on a recent Called to Coach. Chris has had, in addition to the disruptions of COVID-19, some unique personal challenges to confront in 2020. In the midst of these, he has found resilience, purpose and hope. His insights included:

How to foster hope in your organization, as well as your personal and professional life

The importance of discovering your life’s purpose and how you can do that

How your CliftonStrengths can inform your life’s vision and purpose at a deeper level…

Scouts Canada offers free online resource to help kids be resilient

Resilience is essential for coping with risk factors, challenges, uncertainty and stress, as well as for building positive mental health, emotional wellbeing, social relationships and academic achievement.

Research supports that when children are resilient, they are braver, more curious, more adaptable, and more able to extend their reach into the world.  Over the past few months, and weeks, as children adapt to new environments at school or to virtual classrooms, it is more important than ever foster healthy social and emotional wellbeing.

Scouts Canada, a leading organization that focuses on developing well-rounded youth, is partnering with award-winning educator, resiliency expert and mother of three, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe to provide Canadian families with the tools and knowledge to better navigate risk and challenges – not just during a pandemic but in everyday life…

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