Resilient Retreat has an advisory council of survivors of abuse and first responders called VOICES. VOICES serves to review all the programming and building plans to ensure that Resilient Retreat is created by the community for the community. VOICES is made up of a diverse group of individuals, ranging in age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and profession.
Given that VOICES has seen and experienced so much, Resilient Retreat asked VOICES members to describe what makes them resilient. The responses were not only informative, but incredibly inspiring.
What makes me resilient is:
- “Listening to myself (my intuition) and taking care of myself”
- “Getting through today and preparing for tomorrow”
- “Support from others, such as solid friendships”
- “Recognizing my previous achievements. They can help assist me in getting through difficult situations”
- “Taking the situation I have been dealt and looking at the positive. Looking through what happened and saying I am going to get to the next chapter”
- “Humor, it really helps me to decompress”
- “I am fueled to keep going and help when I see injustice. That drives me”
- “When it gets to be too much, I talk to someone that will understand and that gets it”
- “Sometimes I have to cut ties or set boundaries with people that are not a positive influence in my life”
- “Finding something that I enjoy because it really helps me get through the difficult times”
What are the things that make you most resilient? Is it being with those you love, finding a meaning or purpose after what happened, or finding things that you can do to take care of yourself?
At Resilient Retreat, we are here for you to help you find the tools you need to not just survive, but THRIVE.
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