Resiliency Reader - Spring - Summer 2017

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Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of the Resiliency Reader eNewsletter brought to you by the Al Siebert Resiliency Center.

We hope you will find the information and articles below useful in your quest to become more resilient. We've added a new feature: Resiliency in the News with a few items that have come to our awareness. Please join in the conversation either at our online forum, or by submitting your article, review, upcoming event or other resiliency-related resources to us for possible publication via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We encourage your submissions!

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Molly's Corner:

This issue, we're focusing on the personal stories of our two senior Resiliency Facilitators, Glen Fahs, PhD, and Michelle Atlas. Both of them, like all of us, have dealt with challenges on both personal and professional levels. We present them in order to show how life's challenges can be dealt with by moving through the steps of disruptive change and applying the 5-Levels of Resiliency as developed by Al Siebert.

If you are interested in having Glen or Michelle or any of our other Certified Resiliency Facilitators come speak to your group or organization, please let us know!

As always, we do enjoy providing you with information about resilient people, ideas, and concepts and appreciate your interest, comments, and suggestions. Happy reading and enjoy the rest of your summer.

~ Molly Siebert, Director, Al Siebert Resiliency Center
"My life sings of connections with life, spirit and you!"

5 Levels of Resiliency

A Resiliency Journey: Choosing Resiliency as a Life Lesson
~ by Glen Fahs, PhD

Lead Resiliency Facilitator Glen Fahs discusses his personal story how making a conscious choice to not be a victim led to a lifetime of learning and training. He discusses his personal story of moving through the 5 Levels of Resiliency, along the way touches on how he navigated them. READ MORE

Disruptive Change diagram, by Al Siebert, copyright Practical Psychology Press

My Resilient Life Journey
~ by Michelle Atlas

I'm going to share the story of how I discovered my innate resilience and how resilience was cultivated within me through a multitude of life experiences. This is a sequence of significant life events, hardships and blessings, along with how my misfortune became great fortune. After each personal story/event I will shed light on the various resilience principles which helped me to survive and ultimately to thrive. My wish is that where you experience resonance, you will discover insight and greater access to the resilience wisdom within yourself. READ MORE

New Feature: Resiliency in the News!

Resiliency in the News graphic

A random listing of interesting articles about resiliency found recently on the web.


Resiliency Quote of the Quarter:

Martin Luther King at the March on Washington, 1963. Photo source:

“The ultimate test of a man is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand in times of challenge and controversy.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr
Nobel Laureate, Civil Rights Activist
Quote source: Nobel Peace Prize Recognition Dinner (transcript PDF, pgs 14-15); January 27, 1965; Atlanta, Georgia. (Source: The King Center.)

Research Question of the Quarter:

“How — or when — in your life has a challenge caused you to take a stand? What did you do? Why did you choose to act? What would have happened if you did nothing?”

We'd like to hear your story.

A Whole New Mind cover

Worthwhile Read:

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink
"The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic 'right-brain' thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't.

"Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfillment--and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that's already here." (description source:
Soft cover, 304 pages, ISBN: 978-1594481710. ©2006 Riverhead Books.
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