Research

  • Ancestral Diet Study

    Ancestrally Appropriate Dietary Choices and Personal Health and Well-being  Researcher: Dr. 
Stephanie Shelburne; LiveLifeResources and UNCFoundation  Brief description: Research suggests that following a Traditional or Ancestrally Appropriate diet can contribute to nutritional health and overall...

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Learning

  • 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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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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NOTEWORTHY

  • 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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RESILIENCE

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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).