Tag Archives: resilience

Lemn Sissay: A Child of the State (MUST WATCH!!)

Can you imagine being 11 years old and being given away by the people you have treated as your own parents?

What was it like to be a ‘child of the state’?

What was it like to not have your own parents (adoptive or not) while you were growing up?

How is it possible  that Lemn Sissay was able to endure all of these and become as successful as he is?

Please watch the most poignant and powerful story ever told on a TED stage.


Resilient with a Healthy Dose of Positivity

Today’s Daily Prompt:

Some writers’ names have become adjectives: Kafkaesque, Marxist, Orwellian, sadistic. If your name (or nickname, or blogname) were to become an adjective, what would it mean?

Nothing beats nominative determinism on a Monday afternoon, right? Well, what this prompt is suggesting is the opposite of nominative determinism. Instead of our name determining our future paths, we determine the meaning of our names ourselves. I like the sound of that!!

So, what will my soon-to-be-an-adjective name mean? Well, in one phrase, RESILIENT WITH A HEALTHY DOSE OF POSITIVITY.

My name would become synonymous to one’s ability to bounce back after a crisis; to get up after a hard fall. There will be times in our lives where our will to survive will be tested. We need to be resilient althroughout our lives in order to survive. We also need a positive attitude and maintain a positive outlook in life. We need to know that there will always be a light, not just at the end of the tunnel, but right within us, if we open our eyes.

Hence if someone describes you by my name, you are resilient and positive. Who wouldn’t want to be?




What’s in other people’s names?

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Sincerely Herz

It’s Mathew Burgos

The Wandering Poet

Rima Hassan

A Penny For Her Thoughts

Melissa Holden

Psychologist Mimi

Spirit Grind