Reflection and Resilience

Practices of self-care, resilience, and time to connect with your sense of purpose to bring energy to your work.


The Power of Vulnerability - Brene Brown

Brené Brown tackles the myth that vulnerability is a weakness. Instead, she argues, it is the clearest path to courage and meaningful connection, and has the power to transform the way we engage and educate.

Should You Live for Your Résume or Your Eulogy? - David Brooks

Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love - the values that make for a great eulogy.

Resilience - Kurt Yaeger

An example of resilience from Kurt Yaeger who returned to BMX riding after his leg was amputated in an accident.

And Still I Rise - Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou recites her poem, "And Still I Rise," from her volume of poetry And Still I Rise, published in 1978.


Shawn Achor - The Happiness Advantage

Harvard lecturer Shawn Achor shares seven core principles of positive psychology that each one of us can use to improve our performance, grow our careers, and gain a competitive edge at work. He reveals how happiness actually fuels success and performance, not the other way around.

Andrew Halfacre - First Know What You Want

95% of people do not know what they want and nearly all of them wish they did... 'First, Know What You Want' is a hard hitting guide to knowing your own mind and finding your inner compass. 

Marshall Rosenberg - Nonviolent Communication

Rosenberg teaches in his own words: Observations, feelings, needs, and requests. How to apply the four-step process of Nonviolent Communication to every dialogue we engage in. Overcoming the blocks to compassion - and opening to our natural desire to enrich the lives of those around us. How to use empathy to safely confront anger, fear, and other powerful emotions.

Brené Brown - The Gifts of Imperfection

Brené Brown is a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, and shares her research on the power of Wholehearted Living a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

Robert Pirsig - Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

Both personal and philosophical, this book is a compelling study of relationships, values, madness and, eventually, enlightenment.

Articles & Blogs

The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination

JK Rowling's commencement address at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association

Should we be Mindful of Minfulness?

This newspaper article looks at the evidence for mindfulness

Kölb Learning Styles

David Kolb's learning styles model and experiential learning theory (ELT)