All Care and No Care!

All Care and No Care! Time and time again we are bombarded with articles and ‘research’ prescribing how to be more resilient. I came across this article the other day about care workers and resilience (https://hellocaremail.com.au/resilience-aged-care-workers-caring-people-living-dementia/) that highlighted the traits a care worker needs in order to ‘care’. This came to my focus because a …

You Are Not Alone!

You Are Not Alone! Did you realize that loneliness is at epidemic proportions? (https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/modern-mentality/201807/what-you-need-know-about-the-loneliness-epidemic). Why is this so? In a society infused with social media where people have hundreds of ‘friends’ and Instagram followers people are more lonely than ever. Is this an individual problem or a social problem? Slater tells us that we inadvertently …

What’s Your Resilience Profile?

What’s Your Resilience Profile? Is resilience an individual problem or a social issue? Social resilience implies that resilience is everybody’s business. Unless we look at resilience from a social and collective focus it will always be about ‘pulling your self up from your own boot straps’, ‘toughen up’ or ‘try harder’. Most approaches to resilience …

Humans Don’t Bounce!

Humans Don’t Bounce! We can’t measure resilience and neither should we! It’s absurd to think that we can somehow quantify a persons struggle or crisis and condense it down to a ‘helpful’ number. Yet this is what I find all the time with my research in resilience. ‘How to Guides’ on building, getting or striving …

Stand Behind The Yellow Line – Do Engineering Controls Affect Risk?

Standing on a train platform this morning I noticed that the old authoritative “STAND BEHIND THE YELLOW LINE” had been replaced with something a little more personable (see below, as opposed to ‘in front of this you get a fine’) and it reminded me of this article by Gab Carlton from a few years ago …