Know that you can learn resilience? Hear my story.

by | Oct 11, 2021 | Business-Building Resources

One of my coaches, Freda Salamy, reminds me all the time how resilient I am.

Through the past 18 months, we ALL have needed to draw on our resilience to navigate life and biz…it’s been a doozy, for sure!

It got me thinking though (because as a “Maven” archetype in Jonathan Fields’ Sparketype® world, that’s what I do… MUSE about life!!!)…

What if overcoming every hurdle we’ve ever faced was about how RESILIENT we are?

Scientists have begun to prove and measure resilience, and the amazing news is that we can LEARN resilience, like how we can learn a new language.

Resilience is actually an acquired skill – and it’s the #1 predictive factor of success.

The more resilient we are, the more we can manage emotions – like anger, frustration, impatience, anxiety, grief and depression.

Resilience helps to neutralize detrimental mental and physical stress in the body.

After a stressful event, without resilience, the treadmill sits gathering dust, the to-do list grows longer and longer, and the numbers on the scale move in the wrong direction from our goals.

With resilience, everything becomes achievable — and manageable.

My friend Jodi Cohen invited me to share my personal story with you about my own resilience in her upcoming Resistance Roadmap Summit.

It was a conversation unlike any other interview I’ve done before. (No joke!)

We talked about how I dealt with my husband being shot in the head while ice fishing on a quiet Sunday morning on a lake in Maine in 2014, and how we both have dealt with that scary incident ever since… to be able to THRIVE… not merely survive it.

(BTW, my husband suffered a serious injury, of course, but he didn’t die or experience permanent brain damage or anything…you can hear what exactly happened and its aftermath in the interview….)

As for Jodi, she forged her own path to resilience, finding a way to navigate overwhelming grief and heartache after her son, Max, died in a tragic car accident. Through trial and error over time, she was able to identify certain strategies that helped her tremendously.

If you don’t know Jodi Cohen, she’s an Ivy League graduate (Columbia), former national journalist, published author of 2 books, creator of Vibrant Blue essential oils, and one of the smartest people I know.

I’ve met her in person several times over the past decade, and we met for dinner during her recent visit to Maine on a windy day back in May:



Jodi engaged in HOURS of research to understand HOW and WHY certain tactics around resilience were so helpful. This Summit is her compilation of her fieldwork and research, and she’s sharing what she’s learned to help you in your own life.



Watch Jodi’s Resilience Roadmap Summit here.

This event is no charge. It’s 100% about creating a strong foundation to be more resilient – both through small shifts in your daily life to making huge, life-altering decisions and saying yes to mind-blowing opportunities.

This Summit is your resilience “how-to” experience.

Jodi believes that done right, your ability to create a better life following a stressful event is solidly in your hands.


Sign up and listen to my heartfelt interview with Jodi here.

Be sure your calendar is marked for October 25-31, 2021 so you don’t miss it.

Here’s to learning how to become more resilient in this crazy world of ours!

When you register for the Resilience Roadmap Summit, you’ll hear 50 experts share their stories and lessons, and also get VIP access to pre-event interviews, complimentary guides and helpful eBooks about living your most resilient life. When Jodi does things, she does them right.

In full disclosure (like a good lawyer!), I need to tell you that if Jodi invites you during or after the summit to enroll in a program or course, I’ll earn a referral fee if you choose to sign up through my affiliate link. Know that I wouldn’t recommend Jodi or this summit if I didn’t fully believe in her healing work.