“Being bold, pulling back your shoulders, stepping out of safe predictability and speaking up for what matters. Does this describe you or how you yearn to be? Each time we choose BOLDness, being Brave Original Loving Direct, scary as those times can be, magic happens.”
So begins an article by Holly Elissa Bruno, Ruth Ann Ball, Alicia D. Smith, and Beverly Cain, called “BOLDness Be My Friend.” The article provides the foundation for a new Exchange Reflections resource. The authors include many ideas to provoke thoughtful discussion and heartfelt action. They write this about the risks, and ultimately the joys, of being true to ourselves and letting our authentic voices be heard:
“Because we speak for those without voices, our BOLDness can make a world of difference to babies, children, underrepresented folk, underappreciated educators, the power of play, the wisdom in kindness and to every soul who suffers because she experiences our world differently than the majority. When were you last BOLD, standing up for what you believe in? What difference did your courage make? How did you brave your way through the claws of resistance? In this moment if you listen closely, does your true self call you like a hound of heaven to step up again? What is that difference you know in your heart you can make regardless of resistance from within and without?”
Exchange Reflections are designed to help a team of people meet in-person or live online to think deeply together about a topic using an article from Exchange magazine as a guide. Included are discussion questions to help guide reflections, as well as a "Making Commitments" idea sheet to help prompt ideas into action. For your convenience, Exchange Reflections are available in PDF format and you can download immediately on your desktop.
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This video is inspiring and insightful. In nature, resilience and adaptability are key traits for survival, I totally agree that resilience is a broad concept, centered on the ability not only to resist and recover from adverse shocks, but also to “bounce back” stronger than before and to learn from the experiences. In a resilient society, individuals should be empowered to cope with change and participate fully in the economy.
An inspiring, and insightful video that motivates us to look beyond and above our current status. Changing our mind set how to still effectively and positively connecting with our children using technology, Resiliency is creative thinking, flexibility, adaptability and motivation to do the best for oneself and others.
very relevant to the pandemic situation
very informative and relevant to the pandemic we are experiencing now.
A well done video with helpful ideas for when we go back to work with children. Thank you.