• Kids and Healthy Eating

    Kids, Storytime, and Healthy Eating Habits: An Exploration in the Use of Children’s Literature to Increase Desire for Healthy Foods Researchers:Annie Alquist, Kari Allen-Hammer, Stephanie Shelburne Brief Description: Childhood obesity and other nutrition related illnesses are rapidly reaching...

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  • The Awareness and Action Project

    The purpose of LLR’s Awareness and Action project is to provide research and actionable resources for increased individual and community resilience through the prevention of violence in schools, workplaces, and communities. This 8-week modular training has been developed to assist in the...

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The skill of storytelling is one that can be cultivated and refined, empowering the teller by building confidence and self-esteem, creating a shared experience that enhances feelings of well-being and health.

This study is looking for female participants between the ages of 30 and above who would like to participate in an 8-week course on Storytelling. In addition to learning about the history of oral tradition and the art of telling story, participants will practice the skill of oration, creative linguistics, poetic and rhythmic spoken word. In the initial weeks participants will identify a meaningful experience to be woven into their story and shared within the participant and researcher community.

Data will be gathered via interview and questionnaire both before the 8-week course and at the culmination. Inquiry will include issues and experiences of health and well-being.

This course will take place in the LiveLifeResources Learning Management platform (LifeWiseU), requiring no travel. Each week will include a live webinar component, arranged once participants are gathered and schedules can be coordinated.

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Volunteers and participants are needed to help us answer important questions about things that impact health, vitality, and resilient living.  Your participation will help add to the much-needed resources on resilience and improve the health of individuals, families, and ultimately communities.

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  • The Virtues of Sadness

    In the early 1990's a small handful of researchers and practitioners began questioning the inherent focus on pathology in the world of Psychology and Psychotherapy. Researchers like Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi argued the benefits of helping people focus on their strengths to create richer more...

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Human resilience is the ability to muster your inner resources in order to ‘bounce back’ from adversity.

It is that almost indefinable quality that allows a person, place, or thing to be beaten down by some of the experiences of life, yet come back with the resolve to carry on to bigger and better things.

Resilience has been defined as: ‘The process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress and bouncing back from difficult experiences.’ (APA, 2016).