Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe reading from Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, and discussing everyday resiliency.
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What’s the language you go to when you think of resilience? Common answers include, ‘bouncing back,’ ‘bouncing forward,’ ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,’ or ‘a regathering of yourself.’ I truly believe that the words and metaphors we choose to use around resilience actually influence how accessible that resilience is, to us.
Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe has spent two decades researching, teaching, and advocating for simple and powerful language around resilience, and the way she puts it is beautiful; resilience is being okay.
Robyne reads two pages from ‘Man’s Search for Meaning,’ by Viktor Frankl. [reading begins at 20:35]
Hear us discuss:
- “The weight of the world becomes heavy to carry with two hands.” [4:02]
- Describing resilience: “Resiliency is a verb.” [6:44]
- Unlearning what’s ‘normal.’ [24:49]
- What to unlearn about resilience: “Stoicism is not resiliency.” [27:36]
- Getting better at falling apart: “Mistakes are not characteristics.” [29:57]
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Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe book | Calm Within the Storm: A Pathway to Everyday Resiliency
Viktor Frankl | Man’s Search for Meaning
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