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Stephen Jenkinson: Elderhood In A Time Of Trouble

Wisdom is in short supply. How do we bring it back?
Monday, September 17, 2018, 6:12 PM

In past eras of human civilization, the wisdom of respected "elders" guided much of the decison-making in society.

But today, when youth is revered and age is equated with obsolesence and irrelevance, that role and its sage counsel have been lost.

It's not that we as a culture don't have desperate need for such wisdom. We do. Perhaps more than ever given the intractable and unsustainable issues we face -- an over-indebted world economy, resource depletion, species loss, eroding civil liberties, etc.

In this week's podcast, Stephen Jenkinson, author of the new book, Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble, returns to explain how the role of elder might be re-instated. It won't be easy, but it may just be one of the essential ingredients we need to make it through the challenge times ahead. » Read more

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Well, I'm A Monkey's Uncle...

Well, I'm A Monkey's Uncle...

New research shows self-depricating humor is key to emotional resilience

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Being Real

What to expect at our advanced seminar on Nov 9-12
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 10:06 PM

In just a few weeks, Chris and Becca will be holding a special seminar for PeakProsperity.com readers called "Developing Your Emotional and Social Capital". It will be held at the Rowe Conference Center in Rowe, MA from November 9-12th.

Its focus: With the daily deluge of worrisome information -- species loss, financial fraud, resource depletion, warmongering, social injustice, etc -- how do you "be" in this world without getting overwhelmed, defeated and paralyzed by it all? » Read more

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Teal Swan: The Role Of Spiritual Resilience

While much less tangible, it's no less important
Sunday, March 27, 2016, 1:55 PM

This podcast requires a special introduction because it is reflective of a side of myself that I have often alluded to, but largely kept private until now. 

And that is my searching for personal insight, meaning, and deeper inner fulfillment.  I’ve been actively and intensively exploring this area for roughly 5 years.

Some might call this a spiritual questing, while others would call it inner tracking.  Either way, this part of my life involves building my emotional IQ and resilience.

It is perhaps the hardest and bravest work I’ve ever undertaken.

I hope you enjoy this podcast, take from it what you will, leave the rest, and join the conversation. » Read more

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John Arden: The Science Behind Emotional Resilience

How we can better cope with adversity
Sunday, January 11, 2015, 9:25 PM

No matter how large your bank account or how well-stocked your homestead, no one can be completely prepared for every potential eventuality. And nothing ever goes 100% according to plan. In the times where it doesn't, it's our emotional fortitude that determines how well we fare.

As we often observe: it's not the specific insult that determines our fate. It's our reaction to it.

So how does one go about cultivating a higher degree of emotional resilience?  » Read more

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Life Is What We Make of It

Mastering Emotional Resilience
Monday, December 16, 2013, 7:27 PM

For most people, it won't be economic hardship that harms them, but their own lack of emotional resilience that does them in.

After the fall of the former Soviet Union, in the years that followed, more than half of all premature deaths that occurred were due to the effects of excessive alcohol consumption: » Read more

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Getting Our Story Straight is a Matter of Life & Death (Literally)

Good narratives lead to good decision-making
Sunday, May 12, 2013, 11:52 PM

The stories we tell ourselves have great influence over our destiny. These narratives shape our belief system and thus, in turn, the decisions we make.

Find yourself making poor choices? That's likely due to a fallacy in one or more of the beliefs you hold.

Psychology and social science has re-discovered this key learning: We can improve our odds of success in life by improving the stories we tell ourselves. » Read more