114: Patricia Morgan - Love Her As She Is – A Mother’s Journey With FASD
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by Cindy Thompson
2h ago
Send us a Text Message. What does it take to transform life's most challenging seasons into a story of hope and inspiration? In this episode, we delve into the extraordinary journey of Patricia Morgan, author of "Love Her as She Is." Patricia's story is a testament to the unpredictable, heartwarming, and often heartbreaking journey of motherhood. When Patricia and her husband adopted their daughter Kelly at 6, they embarked on a journey of profound love, unique challenges and endless fears. After years of facing the peaks and valleys together things became more clear when Kelly was diagnosed ..read more
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113: Cindy Thompson - Resilience For Change Makers
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by Cindy Thompson
2w ago
“You're not focused enough unless you're mourning some of the things you're saying no to." When Cindy first read these poignant words from James Clear, it felt like they were written just for her. For 30 years, Cindy has helped folks grow, heal, and reach for their potential as a clinical counsellor, executive coach and host of A Resilience Project. Yet counsellors and coaches are humans, too—and we ALL can easily overextend ourselves (even with the activities we love most). In this special episode, Cindy shares what she has discovered in gauging her capacity and stewarding her energy while ..read more
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112: Lewellyn Melnyk - Roots & Resilience: Cultivating Mental Health in Agriculture
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by Cindy Thompson
1M ago
Have you ever stopped to consider the emotional toll on those who are committed to the unique lifestyle of farming and the agriculture industry? In this episode we are digging deep into the roots of mental health challenges in the field of agriculture and the families impacted by this lifestyle. Our guest, Lewellyn Melnyk, plants seeds of insight as she shares her journey from journalism to cultivating resilience as a farmer. As the author of "Rooted: How I stay small town strong when life gets hard," Lewellyn bravely reveals her walk with depression and the risk factors common to those in th ..read more
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111: Janet Applefield - Becoming Janet... Finding Myself In The Holocaust
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by Cindy Thompson
1M ago
In this episode, we delve into the extraordinary life of Janet Applefield, whose journey through adversity began during the invasion of Poland in 1939. Separated from her parents at the age of 7 during the upheaval of the Holocaust, Janet endured years of uncertainty and danger, learning the necessity of silence to protect her cultural identity. Generously giving us a glimpse into her memoir, "Becoming Janet: Finding Myself in the Holocaust” and no longer content to remain silent, you will learn of the lifelong journey back to herself, and the resilience practices she came to rely on.  H ..read more
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109: Jocelyn Dettloff - A New Way Of Living
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by Cindy Thompson
2M ago
In this episode, we delve into the transformative power of embracing life fully, even amidst challenges. Our guest, Jocelyn Dettloff, shares her remarkable journey from adventurous escapades to unexpected setbacks and the resilience that emerged. Jocelyn, author of "It Rained in the Desert," exemplifies living without regret by following her passions and trusting that inner voice that whispers “keep moving”. From daring escapades in Namibia, Africa, to overcoming unforeseen challenges, Jocelyn's story is a testament to the resilience that resides within us all. Sometimes our greatest adversi ..read more
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108: Breanna Thompson & Claire Miller - It's Not Bad, Just Different
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by Cindy Thompson
3M ago
In this compelling episode of A Resilience Project podcast, Cindy Thompson engages in a rich conversation with her daughter, Breanna Thompson, a counselor, and Claire Miller, a youth pastor and social worker both serving as missionaries in Nairobi, Kenya. This episode delves into their experiences of living and working in a foreign culture, offering profound insights and wisdom. Breanna's journey, starting as a teacher at an international school seven years ago, and now completing her master's degree in counseling psychology, is a testament to adaptability and personal growth. The discussion ..read more
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107: Brandi Cox - Breaking Intergenerational Patterns
A Resilience Project
by Cindy Thompson
3M ago
Brace yourself for a powerful narrative that explores pivotal moments in the life of author Brandi Cox. On the heels of her newly released memoir "In Better Hands," Brandi reflects on her formative years shaped by sorrow, growth, and overcoming. As her remarkable story unfolds, Brandi recalls one pivotal, traumatic day that could have altered the course of her life – if she had let it. As Brandi courageously discusses sensitive topics like depression and suicide, it serves as a beacon of hope, encouraging listeners to prioritize their mental well-being and seek support. This episode is a mus ..read more
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106: Dr. Justin Kennedy - Suffer Skillfully
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by Cindy Thompson
4M ago
In his late twenties, Justin’s life changed when he was hit by a car on his newly purchased Vespa—while on the way to buy a helmet. Initially, as Justin recovered from his coma, he was unable to talk and had limited mobility. Yet Justin has learned to live with the internal scars and physical manifestations of a traumatic brain injury, refusing to let it stand in the way of his success. Today, Justin works as a neuroplastician, behavioural science professor, TEDx speaker, author, and faculty at several academic institutes. His book, Brain Reboot: A Change of Mind Will Change Your Brain, exp ..read more
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105: Bayley Russell - Plan The Event, Not The Outcome
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by Cindy Thompson
4M ago
As a child, Bayley Russell would sit with her grandfather as he told her about Mt. Everest—its marvel and majesty, its terrifying danger, its haunting call to adventure-seeking climbers. Years ago, Bayley was finally able to see Nepal for herself on a mission trip. She fell in love with the people, culture, and breathtaking landscape, which sparked a dream of hiking to the base camp of Mt. Everest one day. With extensive preparation and research, Bayley and her husband, Corey, planned their tenth wedding anniversary around climbing the “three passes” of Mt. Everest—though neither of them cou ..read more
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103: Cindy Thompson - What Is Going Well?
A Resilience Project
by Cindy Thompson
6M ago
Have you noticed how easy it is to focus on the adversities or inconveniences in your day?  If you are someone who feels like the world is against you, or that nothing ever seems to go your way you are not alone. In a world saturated with negative news and overwhelming events, it is easy to succumb to a mindset that constantly anticipates risks and dangers.  Join Cindy Thompson as she delves into the “What is Going Well” practice, inspired by Dr. Martin Seligman’s positive psychology.  In addition to a strong Gratitude practice, it’s a conscious effort to override our inherent ..read more
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