Can You Learn How to Be Resilient Too?

Can You Learn How to Be Resilient Too?

My hand gripped the edge of the wooden table as I waited for the file to download. My stomach was churning, my mouth dry. Three years of my life was contained in this single moment. I tapped the ‘play’ icon and heard my own voice rise from the phone, introducing my...
Stop Complaining If You Want To Build Mental Resilience

Stop Complaining If You Want To Build Mental Resilience

Imagine that you have arrived at work to find gun wielding customs officers and sniffer dogs in the office car park. One of the officers beckons you over to him. He is standing beside a white transit van and he throws open the doors to expose 8,000 kilos of drugs...
Passing On This Gift To You

Passing On This Gift To You

Tears pricked my eyes as I listened to Chris Lantman’s clear, unfaltering voice. He was reading the words of his partner, John (or ‘Smiley’ to those of us who knew and loved him) from the transcript of our interview at his home on the outskirts of...