Everyday Resilience

Tim Hebert

CEO and President of Atrion for over 25 years, CEO and founder of Trilix, Chief Managed Services Officer at Carousel Industries, and an active member of the Rhode Island community as a national speaker, writer, mentor through Rhode Island’s Academy of Career Exploration, a Director of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, and a board member…

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Rose Quigley Molina — Part Three

“Be the reason someone smiles” By: Jennifer Jordan This is the final entry of a three-part series about Rose Quigley Molina, a lead social worker for Providence Public Schools and co-founder of Social Sparks, a social-emotional learning center in Lincoln, RI for children with social-emotional learning differences. Resilience has been at the core of Rose’s life…

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Gigi DiBello

We at Center For Resilience were honored to have Gigi DiBello, head of Sophia Academy in Providence, speak at our annual fundraiser in October of 2017. Gigi lives resilience in a truly authentic way in every facet of her life. The following story is an abbreviated version of her remarks last fall. My first connection to Center…

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Rose Quigley Molina — Part Two

Rose Quigly Molina featured image school social worker, mom, wife, business owner

“Someone believed in me.”By: Jennifer Jordan This is Part Two of a three-part series about Rose Quigley Molina, a lead social worker for Providence Public Schools and co-founder of Social Sparks, a social-emotional learning center in Lincoln, RI for children with learning differences. Resilience has been at the core of Rose’s life as a student…

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Imani Gonzalez

“Practicing Mindfulness to Reduce Stress” Imani Gonzalez juggles long school days, a 30-hour-per-week job, and athletics – a lot for any student, let alone a high school junior who is worried about getting into college. Imani, however, has an advantage – tools to help her manage the stress. A longtime student of mindfulness classes at…

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Kris Bradner

“Seeking center in the business world”By: Vanessa Weiner and Jennifer Jordan Kris Bradner is no stranger to seeking balance in her busy life. As an entrepreneur, Kris has worked with her team to keep the company culture healthy and run the business efficiently. These are no small tasks, especially when combined with her other priorities:  rearing her children, pursuing passions, making time to exercise, and trying to squeeze…

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Jim Scanlan

Jim Scanlan featured image, financial advisor, dad, brother, friend

Jim, a successful financial planner who raised his family in North Kingstown, grew up in Quincy, Mass. and attended Boston College High School, a Catholic all-boys school, in the 1970s. There, like so many students, Jim was sexually abused by a priest he and his family trusted. Jim never spoke publicly about the abuse he…

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Rose Quigley Molina — Part One

Rose Quigly Molina featured image school social worker, mom, wife, business owner

Part One: “This is who you are.” By Jennifer Jordan This is Part One of a series about Rose Molina, a lead social worker for Providence Public Schools and co-founder of Social Sparks, a social-emotional learning center in Lincoln, RI for children with learning differences. Resilience has been at the core of Rose’s life as…

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Introducing Everyday Resilience

The annual fundraiser, this year titled #WeAreResilient, was a huge success! Over dinner on Oct. 27, we heard from three brave and articulate students, as well as Sophia Academy’s Head of School, Gigi DiBello, about their experience finding their center amidst adversity. They described how invaluable this life skill is for managing stress, overcoming challenges, and building…

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