For all you tree-huggers and nature lovers, this episode is for you. Say hello again to Justin Carter and the last episode’s guest host, Zack Markizer, as they explore what resilience means with this episode’s guest, Dr. Shauna Sobers. Dr. Sobers has facilitated numerous workshops on Clifton Strengths-based leadership and has created The Resilient Tree Model. How do potholes, exploding soda cans, and hot yoga relate to resilience? Listen in to find out how and to learn about Dr. Sobers’ four components of The Resilience Tree: the environment, the roots, the branches, and the fruit/flowers/leaves. Buzzword alert! Self-care is a huge component of resilience, but our hosts delve into tangible self-care and sustainable nourishment. Maybe Fergie was wrong: big girls do cry, we all cry, and it’s okay to cry! Part of resilience is learning to ask for help and accepting it.
Episode 2: The Rocky Road of Resiliency
Say hello to the man of many hats and podcast host, Justin Carter. In this episode, we meet guest host, Zack Markizer – UT alum and case manager of Student Emergency services. Zack shines some light on what resilience means to them and how it can be an opportunity to choose to do something different. Keep listening to see how dogs, buses, or Walgreens office parties can lead to making friends. In addition to community-building, Zack and Justin explore how seeking help has enabled Zack to find his way through his foggy forest of depression. Lastly, in the face of change and adversity, remember to breathe: you just might smell some freshly baked cookies.