Blog Posts

 

HOPE – The Secret Ingredient of Resilience

The Resilience Whisperer Dennis Hoiberg What does resilience mean to you? It is a question I often ask my audiences and clients.  Responses include “being tough”, “hanging in there”, “persisting”, “being strong” and of course “strength”. These reactions worry me as...

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It’s great to be positive – but keep it real homies!

Everywhere we look we are urged to be positive – in printed advertising, social media - even our Prime Minister has urged us to “not to be negative”. We are under so much pressure to be happy it is almost depressing!! My advice is that it’s ok to be positive – but hey...

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It’s Not Me! It’s My Brain that Doesn’t Like Change.

Managing Change in Chaotic Times   I was recently working with a client on a change management strategy to assist individuals, team leaders and the organisations deal with their ongoing business challenges. One of the senior leaders mentioned to me that it wasn't...

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Using HOPE on your road to finding your Wellbeing

  During a recent post, I noted that in building resilience hope, strategy and action was required. I defined hope as the ‘mystic of life” and put simply, when there is no hope there is no hope. So we must develop and use this hope as the fuel taking us on the...

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On finding hope

In my last blog, I referred to the need to have hope, strategy and action to achieve resilience and wellness and that all three were important. My definition of hope is ‘the mystic of life’. Since then, many people have asked me how hope can be found in situations...

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Hope + Strategy + Action = Enhanced Wellness

Being away from Australia in early January has given me the time to reflect on 2014 and observe the effects Australia is experiencing – bushfires in South Australia and Victoria, drought and debt in rural New South Wales and Queensland, monsoon season in Darwin and...

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Sometimes The Only Way Out Is In

In my last column, I talked about the need to recognise where you are in your life and to constantly keep asking the question ‘is my response working for me?’ Some people answer this question with a negative response, but keep repeating the same behaviours and...

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