12 Tools for transforming everyday experiences into lasting happiness
Author: Rick Hanson
Pubpsher: Random House
Your key to lasting happiness, self-love and inner peace 'A master of his craft' - Prof Mark Williams, bestselling author of Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world Rick Hanson, author of the New York Times bestselling Hardwiring Happiness, is known for his trademark blend of neuroscience, positive psychology and contemplative practices. In Resilient, he explains how to build the very foundations of well-being by harnessing the power of positive experiences to build an unshakeable core. Dr. Hanson poses that anyone can build up resilience, the key to a positive mindset, unshakeable sense of self and the ability to get back up again and withstand anything life throws your way. He has distilled 40 years of clinical work and teaching into 12 practical, highly effective tools to help you build your resilience. Working with these tools allows you to enter a positive feedback cycle, which creates a sense of well-being, which in turn establishes resilience, and ultimately powers itself to strengthen you. Developed from his incredibly popular online course called The Foundations of Well-Being, here is the groundwork you need to meet any challenge in life head on and to live with an open heart.
One man’s life adventures, trials, and successes. An Arabian horse breeder, multiengine pilot, steel worker, business owner of a roofing company, marathoner, triathlete, champion racquetball player, and swimming coach. He is an inspiration to young and old alike. He qualified on a diesel submarine, the USS 580 Barbell. He was on the first nuclear submarine, the USSN 571 Nautilus. He participated in the longest horse race in History as depicted in the book The Great American Horse Race by Curt Lewis. It started in Herkimer County, New York and finished in Sacramento, California, 2,180 miles through thirteen states and across the Mississippi River. As his wife says, “He really did everything he said he did. They broke the mold when Rick Bingham was born.”
How to Survive, Thrive and Create Opportunities Through Crisis and Change
Author: Erica Seville
Pubpsher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Some organizations are able to survive and thrive through times of uncertainty while others stumble and fall at the first sign of trouble. What differentiates resilient organizations from those that are not? Do we need to wait until a crisis strikes to see how resilient an organization is, or can we diagnose resilience in advance of a crisis? Resilient Organizations draws on primary research to reveal the answers to these questions and provide practical ideas and actions to make your own organization more resilient. Organizational resilience is not just about minimizing and managing risk exposure; it is about creating organizations with the agility to adapt to unexpected challenges and the capacity to seize opportunity out of adversity. Dr Erica Seville, founder of the Resilient Organizations research programme, provides readers with the essential knowledge required to enable organizations to thrive in a world of change and uncertainty, where resilience is an increasingly important strategic capacity. Drawing on a decade of research, her team have identified 13 indicators to diagnose an organization's resilience. Resilient Organizations draws out the top five ingredients and shows how organization resilience is a capability that can and must be proactively fostered and maintained over time. Using case studies, diagnostic tools and key actions and initiatives to develop and maintain organizational resilience, Resilient Organizations is essential reading for everyone tasked with developing strong organizations that can survive and thrive in crisis and change - from risk, resilience and business continuity professionals to leadership and management teams.
Author: Peter Newman,Timothy Beatley,Heather Boyer
Pubpsher: Island Press
The authors of this spirited book don't believe that oblivion is necessarily the destiny of urban areas. Instead, they believe that intelligent planning and visionary leadership can help cities meet the impending crises, and look to existing initiatives in cities around the world. Rather than responding with fear (as a legion of doomsaying prognosticators have done), they choose hope. This is not a book filled with "blue sky" theory (although blue skies will be a welcome result of its recommendations). Rather, it is packed with practical ideas, some of which are already working in cities today. It frankly admits that our cities have problems that will worsen if they are not addressed, but it suggests that these problems are solvable. And the time to begin solving them is now.
Live Beyond a Feel-Good Faith and Build a Spiritual Foundation that Lasts
Author: Ron Luce
Pubpsher: Charisma Media
If your foundation is faulty, how will you stand? We live in a “feel-good” culture. Somehow in a world where emotions were meant to enhance our lives we’ve allowed them to dominate. What’s more, we’re told that if we don’t follow our feelings we’re not being authentic. It is no wonder that this attitude follows us into our churches. As a result, when problems arise or good things don't happen as we expect, we question our faith, wondering why God doesn’t care. Resilient explores the watered-down, feel-good ways the Christian faith is often presented that result in a shaky foundation. Sharing the real-life struggle he experienced when his oldest daughter, Hannah, almost died during a plane crash that claimed the lives of four of her friends, Ron Luce shows you how to: · Train yourself for endurance rather than just strength · Build your confidence in God when you don’t understand · Develop a resilient faith that will get you through the good and the bad
Lessons We Can Apply to Counseling and Psychotherapy
Author: Morley D. Glicken
Resilience is a human trait that is key to understanding how people successfully cope with crisis and trauma. This book will explain the inner self-healing processes of resilient people and will help people training in the helping professions to learn to use these processes in working with their clients.
Creating Businesses That Adapt and Flourish in a Changing World
Author: Joseph Fiksel
Pubpsher: Island Press
Category: Business & Economics
"Resilient by design provides managers with a more complete approach to creating lasting success in a changing world. Rich with examples and case studies, it explains how to connect the external systems, stakeholders, communities, infrastructure, supply chains, and natural resources, to create innovative organisations that survive and prosper." --Publisher description.
This monograph provides a complete description of resilient control theory. It unifies the methods for developing resilient controllers and filters for a class of uncertain dynamical systems and reports recent advances in design methodologies. The book presents an introductory and comprehensive treatment of resilient controller design methods placing great emphasis on the derivation of necessary and sufficient design conditions and on the use of linear matrix inequalities as a convenient computational tool. The book can be used as a graduate-level textbook in control engineering or applied mathematics as well as a reference for practicing engineers, researchers and students.
'Climate Resilient Cities: A Primer on Reducing Vulnerabilities to Disasters' provides city administrators with exactly what they need to know about the complex and compelling challenges of climate change. The book helps local governments create training, capacity building, and capital investment programs for building sustainable, resilient communities. A step-by-step self-assessment challenges policymakers to think about the resources needed to combat natural disasters through an innovative hot spot risk and vulnerability identifi cation tool. This primer is unique from other resources in its treatment of climate change using a dual-track approach that integrates both mitigation (lowering contributions to greenhouse gases) and adaptation (preparing for impacts of climate change) with disaster risk management. The book is relevant both to cities that are just beginning to think about climate change as well as those that already have well established policies, institutions, and strategies in place. By providing a range of city-level examples of sound practices around the world, the book demonstrates that there are many practical actions that cities can take to build resilience to climate change and natural disasters.