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Episode 324 - The Calm in the Storm with Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe

Ep. 324

Growing up, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe's mother would tell her she was a problem solver, an agile thinker, and bound to do hard things. Dr. Robyne's mother had steadfast confidence in her child; she knew her child was an extraordinary being. What she didn't know, however, was that those words would save her daughter's life.

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a Keynote Speaker, Writer, and Educator. She specializes in resiliency. She helps people navigate stress, change, leadership, and personal wellness in the workplace. She is the author of Calm Within the Storm and the protagonist of an incredible survival and resiliency story.

In this episode, Dr. Robyne shares her impressive survival story of escaping from death's fingers in a river's cold waters. We have an inspiring conversation about resilience, self-awareness, peace, and values. We also talk about the massive difference a consistent champion can make in a child's life, the importance of accepting that having hiccups along the way is normal and expected, and how to increase our abilities to bounce back when we fail.

Tune in to Episode 324 to know the benefits of staying calm under the storm, and learn the best ways to incentivize your resiliency.

Some Questions I Ask:

Could you talk about your background, including any turning points that helped you get to where you are today (3:09)

Tell us about the book; how did that come about? (10:30)

What does it really mean to be resilient? (12:09)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Dr. Robyne shares her breathtaking survival story (4:15)

How can self-awareness, peace help us build resilience (16:31)

The power of finding the peace that connects our values (19:52)

Dr. Robyne shares some key points of her book (23:02)

Our nervous systems just want to keep us alive; it doesn't care about our happiness (28:32)


Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe's website

Book: Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe - Calm Within the Storm: A Pathway to Everyday Resiliency

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