Boost Your Mental Fitness With Resilience Agenda

Mental health issues are often invisible. People can get really good at hiding anxiety or depression, and the source of the distress is difficult to reach. To complicate matters, built into our society is a tendency to view mental challenges as taboo or a sign of weakness. However our mind’s trials are just as real and can be just as debilitating as any physical ailment.

Even if you do not suffer from a diagnosable disorder, you have much to gain from the honing of your mental powers and creating a deeply fulfilling, blissful life.

Hadleigh Fischer has shared with us some innovative approaches to promote mental strength. He has founded Resilience Agenda to disseminate ways of maintaining our minds as our best allies. Here are some of his thoughts on amplifying our mental greatness:

“I want to change the meaning of mental health. I want to make mental health something practical, pro-active, approachable. And now it’s not. It’s not relevant to enough people. I want people to think about mental fitness like their physical fitness, and to take steps to get more out of life. So I decided to start my own social enterprise, full of inspiring and practical ways to make this change.

Resilience Agenda does this by ‘nudging’ people into default actions that improve their daily environments and increase their life satisfaction, wellbeing and happiness.

We plan to build everyday products that do the exact opposite of what our smartphones do – develop focus, gratitude, resilience, mindfulness and perspective.

The 2018 Mental Fitness Diary is a premium designed 192 page appointment book, organizer, scheduler and yearly planner that helps us keep mental fitness front of mind every day of the year.  

Its packed full of inspirational quotes, strategies and tips to consider, and a complete month-by-month guide to building mental fitness and staying sharp so you can tackle each day head on and get more out life.  

We have also launched a Kickstarter campaign!  

If you’d like to show an interest, it’s easy. Just click here, take a few minutes to read about our story and our mission, and then if you’d like to help, you can share what you’ve read with those in your circle of influence.

Check out these links and share them with others so we can all get our minds in shape!

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Free Contagious Smiles!

Free contagious smiles!

Prepare for some seriously contagious smiles in this video. Roberto Corona’s childlike, joyous smile is traveling the world and spreading its exuberance. On his extensive journeying, he meets all sorts of interesting people who look all sorts of different ways, but you can clearly see, and feel, that they all share a smile, and the attached positive emotions.

“I’m Collecting Smiles, Roberto tell us. My goal is to inspire the world to find in gratitude the key to happiness, understanding that doesn’t matter how different we might be a smile connect us and become the universal language. I want to share a uplifting story of people of every country in the world, so I’m traveling activating a movement of kindness and generosity, staying with locals and learning from them. So far I’ve been in 50 countries already, and I hope I’m able to complete my collection with the help of everyone that want to join me :)”

If you want to smile, watch the video below and share the links with anyone you want. After all we could all use a smile!

Collecting Smiles

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Why Pain Is Not As Bad As It Seems

Pain comes in all different forms and intensities, and usually we cannot predict when, where, or how it will arise. Because it hurts, a natural response is to view it as an antagonist, something to fight against and silence. But really, it’s just a communicator, trying to tell us something. It’s immediate message is obvious: something is causing the body harm in a particular place that we should give our attention to. It also is telling us something perhaps more profound, more symbolic. Rocky Korda has shared with us a huge lesson he gleaned from a TED Talk about our relationship with it.

“I saw this beautiful video on Ted talks by a woman named Elizabeth Lesser, who talks about being open about your feelings and being authentic with others’. I scooped out a sentence she said throughout the lecture that I found extremely beautiful and empowering. She said this: “Ask the pain what it’s come to deliver. Something new wants to be born” and i thought, ‘wow! that is one way of looking at pain!’. Meaning, it teaches you a few valuable lessons in life: a) pain is a process; it’s not a thing–it is temporary and it will go away b) it’s here for a purpose–and the purpose is not for you to be in pain, but to learn from it and c) embrace the pain in a way that you can gain from it. If you see pain as something that is here to bring something to life, then it’s a good thing. And it hurts less.”

If you want to see the original TED Talk, click the link below. We all experience pain, so share this with others to help them see this sensation in a new way.

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Is Love Really Definable? What does it mean?

Is love definable? It may be one of the most talked about, most sung about ideas in the world, but it’s still a mystery to most. As love flows through us, we all interpret it a little differently. Ed J C Smith has put together an a thought-provoking video, citing some of history’s most prominent figures who offer their description of the incredible, ineffable force we call love. The merging of his ideas with all these others will leave you with some rich food for thought.

He shares with our Uplifting Content community a little about himself:  “I produce a lot of different content to inspire different thinking and to help people move forward in life. I personally came from a dark space when I was 13 and attempted to kill myself, through therapy and different healing programs I am happy to say I healed that by helping others and I feel a great sense of value by helping others. I have a corporate consultancy business today which allows me to work voluntarily in a range of different charities helping others, such as St Mongo Broadway, which is one of London’s help-the-homeless charities, and Heart Cells Foundation that creates life changing treatment.”

Check out his video here and don’t forget to share it with anyone who may want a renewed take on love and answer the question, “Is Love Definable?”

Define Love:

LOVE IS THE KEY TO LIFE

IF YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE!!! SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS LIKE Ed J C Smith

Posted by Ed J C Smith on Monday, August 15, 2016

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A CGI Short Film On How To Deal Effectively With Fear

A CGI Short Film On How To Deal Effectively With Fear.

Some fear literally stops us dead in our tracks–an adrenaline rush and a quickening heartbeat are hardly unnoticeable. Other fear creeps into the background and we don’t notice, or even recognize, at first. But even when we do, it keeps holding us back.

This otherworldly CGI video depicts a way around the fear-bound situations so many of us encounter. The scene is not long but holds layers of figurative meaning to unpack. Read what Aurelija Salickaite has to say about her inspiration for the project:

“It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to has power over you if you allow it.” is a short animation I have made myself while in the process of trying to understand fear that was stopping me from living. I made this animation because I was lost between what people say about fear how we need to fight it and not think about it or get away from it and that led me to a very bad place. I would love to continue share it with the world with no purpose other than bringing people together and help spread the visual metaphor.

Spoiler alert: below is Aurelija Salickaite’s perspective on the video’s meaning. If you want to watch first to see how you interpret it, skip to the link now. But don’t forget to come back and read her intended message!  

“Explanation and meaning behind it: “The light, the energy, gives power to the person’s heart, and with her eyes closed she moves towards that inner light. When she falls, the doubt, the fear, comes out. And the idea is that the fear grows and moves with the person. She tries to understand the fear, and notices that it moves like she moves. It is a part of her rather than something to get away from. The goal is that the person manages to take a step. And that is all you need, because fear will always be there. Only with conscious understanding of it’s existence we can move with it.”

Share this video with anyone who may appreciate an artistic look at moving forward unimpeded by fear and doubt.

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A Modern South Africa Journey

We received a submission from a man named Mendel, who shot some fantastic footage while in South Africa. The cinematography is mesmerizing, transporting this nation’s beautiful land, culture, and people right to you. You can really see in the genuine, smiling faces of children and adults how beautiful we all are and the underlying harmony that always wishes to emerge. Watch and notice you can feel the peace that Mendel celebrates all throughout this video.  

Here is a message from the creator: “Hi there! My name is Mendel & I recently visited South Africa with my wife. I brought my camera with me & shot a bunch of video footage & I just finished editing a short documentary. I ended up inspired by the story of what took place in the country the past couple decades with the fall of Apartheid, while also aware of the challenges which remain ahead. It’s also Heritage day in South Africa today!”

A Country Reborn

In honor of Heritage day in South Africa! ?? Enjoy this short & inspiring travel video I shot on my last visit!

Posted by Mendel Katz – Cinematography on Sunday, September 24, 2017

Share this video to spread the sense of peace and belonging that is our birthright!

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You’ll Never Look At A City The Same Way

You know how we always see people around us when we’re out and about in the city, often we just walk or drive right by without a second thought? After all, we don’t know them. But Brenton Z Weyi, an award-winning poet, essayist, and filmmaker, has some eye-opening ideas to share about cities. With his poetic perspective, I think you’ll feel a new appreciation and connectedness to every other being around you.

As Brenton tells us, “it’s a poem called ‘Multiplicity,’ and it’s dedicated to the roles that cities play in being havens for diverse inclusion and advocacy. I believe it’s a powerful message that needs to be heard by many people–especially now.”

So share this with anyone who lives in a city and help strengthen the incredible web of diversity that we all share!

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College Student Quits School To Follow His Dream

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Do you want to work for someone else’s dream? Or yours?

Yes, sometimes following a passion can be risky. Passions don’t always stay on the path society has laid out for us. Danny McGee knows this all too well. He went to college just like he was “supposed to,” but he still always found himself wanting to travel and experience the world outside of a classroom. So against the urgings of others, he took the risk.

This video will show you what came of his decision to drop out of college and go in the direction of his passion. Even going into the unknown, we will always know we are on the right path as long as we stay with our passions.

Only one way to find out: click this link, and pass it on to others to encourage them to follow their path.

Spoiler alert: you may encounter some of the most breathtaking places you have ever seen. And you may even feel inspired to steer your own life in a slightly different direction.

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A Rap For Kids Who Feel Less Than

This lyric rap video is a fun, meaningful way that Bolaji O communicates the truth of how able we all are. Here he is to introduce his cause:

We all have a purpose and special genius within us. We may not have revealed it yet, but it’s there within us. All humans, one just as much as the next, are worthwhile and meant to be here for a significant reason. Other people’s superficial judgements are simply their own false reaction to a fraction of reality.

I’m a children’s book author, who struggled with social anxiety growing up. When I became a Dad, I created Brave Young Heroes to help my kids, and others, find their voice in the world. Here’s a short video I created in response to a friend’s autistic son being bullied. Enough is enough. It’s called #DISSability

Watch and share with any kids that might need some reassurance that they are more capable and incredible than they know with this rap.

DISSability. An anthem for every kid who's ever been devalued …

#DissabilityI wrote this for every kid, who's ever been devalued or dismissed.If you've ever been picked on, passed up, or counted out? This ones for you.#OurKidsWillChangeTheWorld

Posted by Brave Young Heroes on Thursday, September 7, 2017

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A Reminder To Live Your Passion Now

A Reminder To Live Your Passion Now

Pablo Zubiria has crafted an expert compilation of the various things people can do in this world. There is so much in nature to explore and so much of human invention to experience. We have so many choices about what to do with the time we have, and really the main factor that matters is that we feel good about what we are doing. In this series of present moments we call life, with endless opportunities, the question is, what will you do?

We find all sorts of reasons to procrastinate and make excuses, but as Pablo tells Uplifting Content, “… we should live in the present and stop wasting time. If there’s something we are passionate and really care about, we will find time regardless.”

So go out at find what you really love to do and your passion! But first, take three minutes and get some inspiration from the link below and share with whoever you think might benefit.

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