Resilient and Resourced Podcast

The Resilient and Resourced Podcast a series of conversations with incredible, heart-strong people who courageously explore what resilience means to them along what role outside resources play in their lives.

For a series of interviews with resilient education workers during the pandemic year, head over to the "For Educators" section.

resilient & resourced podcast – season 2, episode 7

Writing a Life   Erica remembers resenting how often she was told that she was resilient, especially when what she really wanted was a little help. I think we can all relate to that through these many pandemic months when the word “resilient” is tired and losing its shine. As a fellow writer and lover of words, I love how Erica sees writing as an everyday resource for her and others. Her view of stories and their power to connect us to ourselves and each other is a fresh take that I’ve been thinking about ever since our conversation. With ...
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resilient & resourced podcast – season 2, episode 6

What You Are Connected To Matters In the last five or six years, Carly’s life has undergone a huge transformation. From commuting for several hours a day to work in a cubicle to now running a farm and forest school with her children. Upon reflection of how she arrived here, she notes how her view of resilience has changed from the idea of just “pushing through” to “letting go”. Join in on this grounded, creative and fascinating conversation about how amazing life can be when it doesn’t always turn out the way you had planned. Carly’s early experiences with crippling ...
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resilient & resourced podcast – season 2, episode 5

Resilience is Always in Style   Monika’s courage and calm acceptance when facing life’s challenges is refreshing! She knows that we aren’t meant to travel the journey of life alone so she also enlists the support of others when she needs it. And, in fact, she cites family, friends and her colleagues as having been valuable resources for hope when she’s faced loss, overwhelm and illness. During a particularly dark time, Monika set out an intention to bring joy into the lives of others and continues to keep this promise even during these uncertain pandemic times.     Monika exudes ...
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resilient & resourced podcast – season 2, episode 4

A Deep Well of Perspective   Micaela is a thoughtful mother of an active toddler who has discovered the power of maintaining a deep well of perspective. With eloquence, she speaks to filling your well with foundational habits over mindset, investing in positive connections and taking even the tiniest step forward with self-awareness.     Micaela was only nineteen when her father was diagnosed with terminal cancer and this was only one of “big events'' in her life that helped her learn how to face difficult times that would follow. Along with the perspective she gained before leaving home, she ...
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resilient & resourced podcast – season 2, episode 3

Grief and Other Things the Body Knows Jennie’s relationship with resilience has been marked by a strong sense of knowing that giving up simply wasn’t an option. Unravelling the impact of this survival mindset has been a lifelong journey punctuated by deep and significant losses. The ensuing grief and anger led Jennie to explore the wisdom of the body, ways of working with difficult emotions and a passion for helping others do the same.     Jennie is no stranger to grief but she’d be the first to say that it doesn’t define her. After the loss of her college ...
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resilient & resourced podcast – season 2, episode 2

Get Real! Lisa is an energetic empath and self-described “open book” who places great value on her connection with others. She’s a strong proponent of being real with those around her so that she can get support when she needs it and give support to others when they need it. With creativity and an optimism that still honours difficult emotions, Lisa has found methods of staying hopeful and resilient through this pandemic year.   Lisa is grateful for her parents who inspired her to develop a strong work ethic and a confidence to rely on her own ability. The self-reliance ...
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resilient & resourced podcast – season 2, episode 1

Running a Good Race Dr. Barbara Ward has been working in the field of social work for 30 years and is currently the Mental Health Lead for the Waterloo Region District School Board, a Clinical Supervisor and is also a valued workshop presenter in the areas of Resilience and Self-Care. A lifelong runner, Barb draws on the lessons she’s learned from her running practice, through recovering from injuries as well as positive psychology and mindfulness. Join us for this inspirational conversation about how leaning into everything can help us build up our stores of resilience for times when it is ...
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