Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz and I were having an exchange on social media about the word resilience.
It went on and on. It lasted days.
It started on Twitter, moved to Facebook, and then crossed over to text messaging.
There was no last word, no meet-in-the-middle moment or any kind of closure.
Just confusion. Rebecca suggested we dive deeper, face to face, via a Zoom conversation to be shared on ACEs Connection.
We wanted to know why some recoil at or reject the use (overuse) of the word resilience (me) while others find it the hopeful and healing and central (Rebecca).
The point wasn't to debate with, present to, or convince one another. The point was to have a conversation and understand each other better. To connect and stay curious, if not get totally clear.
And that's what we did.
Here's the social media post that sparked the exchange.
Here's a link Harvard's Center on the Developing Child that Rebecca mentioned.
Here's an ACEs Too High story on resilience and resilience surveys.
Here's a video conversation between Dr. Mollie Marti and Lisa Cherry that I think might resonate with Rebecca (and me).
Please share your comments, responses, reactions and any resources or conversations you find interesting, informative, or insightful.