February 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Road
NY 10471
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How Resilience Works @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture

How we deal with trauma and grief, as well as with ordinary challenges of life, depends in large part on our resilience: our ability to bounce back.   Our Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will reflect on how resilience works, looking at some of the latest research and understandings. Is resilience an inborn trait?  Something that gets used up if we need to rely on it? What factors increase our resilience? And when does an emphasis on resilience reinforce injustice?  Music by Lindsey Wilson.

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday programs. Please join us!

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!  

Our Ethics Matters theme for February is Resilience: The practice of flexibility and strength in responding to challenges.  “It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you take what happens to you.”  How do we become more resilient, expanding our window of tolerance, without that tolerance enabling injustice and pain?

Note on snow closings:  If the power is on, we’ll post a snow warning on our web page and on our Facebook page.  If the weather is iffy, please check before coming, and only come if it is safe to travel from where you are.

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