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Episode 33: Five Pillars to Turn Challenge Into Resilience with Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe







Brief summary of show:


How do we become more resilient? Are there people in life who are simply ‘luckier’ than others, and get to experience true resilience and freedom? Or is there a science and framework that can help you develop resilience?

This week on the podcast, I sit down with Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe to explore the topic of resilience and becoming more resilient humans.

Robyne’s writing and speaking interests focus on resiliency and wellness including topics such as the intersections of stress, optimal challenge, navigating change and self-identity, in her own backyard and around the world. She has worked within post-secondary education in a variety of roles bringing wise practices for professional development, research, learning and authentic change.



Listen in as we talk about:

  • Dr. Robyne’s life-changing event of being trapped in a car under water and surviving

  • Her five pillars of resilience

  • How to find resilience in really hard moments

  • What your comeback rate is

  • How to support your kids with their comeback rate



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