Resilience: Find Your Inner Gumby

Resilience is the capacity to adapt successfully when facing adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress. From a biologic perspective and essential for both physical and mental health, resilience is the ability to modulate and harness the stress response in a constructive manner. Resilience is critical to success, especially for those in leadership roles, and is a key component for creating a happy and satisfying life.

There is evidence that certain personal characteristics that foster resilience may be innate, like a sociable personality or a temperament that favors novelty and is accepting of self and others. Fortunately resilience is also a skill that can be developed and enhanced over time. In fact, there is scientific evidence pointing to specific tactics for building resilience. One such tactic is becoming physically fit. Physical activity can enhance resilience and protect both animals and people from the negative effects of stress. Aerobic exercise has been shown to improve attention, planning, decision-making and memory, all of which are helpful for effectively managing stress and improving resilience.

What are the key characteristics of resilience? What tactics are useful for building resilience and strengthening our capacity to grow rather than unduly suffer from the stresses of our busy lives?

Please join us on July 24th for the July Women’s Leadership Roundtable to share your stories, ideas, and recommendations for increasing resilience and developing this essential leadership skill.

Please note: This is a “brown bag” event, and it is recommended that participants bring their lunch to eat during the roundtable. We’ll also have beverages and snacks to share. The Women’s Leadership Roundtable is a facilitated open forum for women, as leaders of themselves and others, to discuss relevant issues, build community and network, collaborate with, learn from, and support one another. It provides an opportunity for women to share their experiences, engage in thought-provoking discussion, and to generate ideas and growth together. The roundtable is an ongoing event, open to the public, held on the 3rd Friday of the month from January through October in a Denver area location. You are encouraged to attend as frequently as possible and bring your ideas, issues, and interests to the discussion. There is a $10 charge for the roundtable, paid in advance when registering online, and a $12 charge when paid at the door. A discounted rate is available for those wishing to register for an entire year of roundtables. For additional information contact Karen McGee at 303 503-9681.


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