Posts Tagged ‘Center for Resilience’

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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Katherine Chu

“Perfectionism’s a liar — You are enough” By: Jennifer Jordan I didn’t drink in high school. My first experience with underage drinking was the summer of 2003 – vodka and orange juice downed amidst the thrill of high school behind us, college ahead. I was a perfectionist growing up. I wanted all As, and I…

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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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Was There Mindfulness at the Olympics?

Remember back to high school when you had to do a team project and there was always that one person who didn’t pull their weight? Working as a team requires communicating, innovating, showing dedication to the process, perspective-taking and persevering. Once called “soft skills,” these critical attributes are now sought after (and tested for) by…

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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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Stress and Anxiety Are on the Rise

Stress and anxiety seem to be on the rise, especially for students. In 2014, the American Psychological Association reported that our nation’s teens are more stressed than adults during the school year, an indication that unhealthy behaviors connected to stress may start early. In a second study two years later, Coping with Change, not only…

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The Intention of Mindfulness

At times, mindfulness is inaccurately portrayed in the media, either trumpeted as a homeopathic cure-all or criticized as nothing more than a fad. Lately, we’ve seen mindfulness labeled as a selfish practice, grouped with other indulgences such as days at the spa or luxurious vacations which market themselves as “self-care.” These misconceptions usually refer only…

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