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Resilience

re·sil·ience (noun) 1. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. 2.  the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. Black grandmothers have a lot to teach us about life in general, and about resilience in particular. They are lauded for their resilience amidst seemingly insurmountable circumstances. Somehow they make it through. Resilience unpacks how black grandmothers “get” and “got over.” It captures the strategies black grandmothers use to propel themselves and their families forward. Resilience is an honest portrayal of how black grandmothers respond to the challenges they face. What so many do is short of miraculous.

RESILIENCE: LOVE FAMILY!
2 weeks ago

RESILIENCE: LOVE FAMILY!

Resilience is loving family, “irregardless” as the old folks say.

Duane Lawrence’s grandmother, Granny Ivy, speaking at their last family reunion. It was July 24, 2015. She was 97.


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RESILIENCE: DELIGHT IN THE LAUGHTER OF CHILDREN
2 weeks ago

RESILIENCE: DELIGHT IN THE LAUGHTER OF CHILDREN

Resilience is appreciating the small things, especially the contagious laughter of children.

Kelly’s association of the sound of laughter with being a grandmother reminds me of something that Nelson Mandela …
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RESILIENCE: LIVE YOUR PRIORITIES
3 weeks ago

RESILIENCE: LIVE YOUR PRIORITIES

Resilience is identifying and living your priorities.

“I learned something about the importance of living close to your children and your grandchildren and to make that relationship a priority in …
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RESILIENCE: Something Or Someone Put the Stars, the Moon, the Sun in the Sky
4 weeks ago

RESILIENCE: Something Or Someone Put the Stars, the Moon, the Sun in the Sky

Resilience is a belief in something bigger than you, in the world unseen, and in the spirit realm.

“As far as a God, I tell them that there is a …
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RESILIENCE: It’s All About Love
4 weeks ago

RESILIENCE: It’s All About Love

Resilience is understanding that love is the highest form of energy there is. Love is radical and revolutionary.

“Pat: I believe in God, but I don’t go for all that …
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RESILIENCE: DEVELOP A MORNING RITUAL
4 weeks ago

RESILIENCE: DEVELOP A MORNING RITUAL

Resilience is knowing that how you start your day matters. When we take time to center and prepare for the day ahead it’s harder to knock us off of our …
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RESILIENCE: MAKE A WAY
4 weeks ago

RESILIENCE: MAKE A WAY

By  •  Resilience, Work

Resilience is working hard for what you want and when it doesn’t pay off, thinking outside the box, and sticking with it. It is falling but getting back up, failing …
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