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What does it mean to be resilient, and how do you cultivate it in the face of difficult times?


This show is the first in our series of shows about resilience in the face of difficult times.

What resilience is, what components it involves, and why it’s essential in a fast-moving, high-pressure culture, particularly during a pandemic.

Amy Wood, psychologist, executive coach, author
David Lee, workplace consultant and career coach with expertise in resilience; his presentation “Becoming Resilient” was first aired on Maine Public Radio in 2001.

Books by Jane McGonigal

Click here to see David Lee taking a dip in the frigid ocean water.

Jennifer walked into her college radio station as a 17-year-old freshman and never looked back. Even though she was terrified of the microphone back then — and spoke into it as little as possible — she loved the studio, the atmosphere and, most of all, the people who work in broadcasting. She was hooked. Decades later, she’s back behind the radio microphone hosting Maine Public Radio’s flagship talk program, Maine Calling. She’s not afraid of the mic anymore, but still loves the bright, eclectic people she gets to work with every day.
Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.