The Energizer

Resilient Insights for Work & Life

Featured Image

LOSS AND LAUGHTER: A Resiliency Key

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, April 17, 2017

For 62 years, Lola Gillebaard and Hendrik Cornelis Gillebaard Sr have loved and laughed and fought and cried through all her illnesses, the birth of four HUGE boys, the death of a daughter-law, the death of far too many businesses, and the sale of their beloved home. 

Read More...


Featured Image

Holiday Memories Aren’t Wonderful if You Have None!

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 26, 2016

My little sister and I still talk about the time in our grandparents’ house when we were convinced we heard reindeer on the roof. Surely it must have been Santa to deliver the overstuffed teddy bear and the doll with pink hair.  

Read More...


Featured Image

Where Resiliency Can Take A Beating. Still Alice. Still Me?

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 19, 2015

What do these people have in common: Margaret Thatcher, Jimmy Stewart, Cyrus Vance, Ronald Reagan, Charles Bronson, and author Irish Murdoch? 

Read More...


Featured Image

Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or It Is Nothing At All

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, January 07, 2012

At age almost 96 and on hospice, mom moves up and down like a roller coaster.  We call her YoYoMa, one of our ways of staying sane when our hearts are so heavy. Yesterday morning, she would not open her eyes or acknowledge I was there. But in the afternoon, when I returned to see her before heading out of town, her little blue eyes were bright and she said, “I’m hungry. Let’s go eat. I’ll buy!” “Wow, Mom. OK, what would you like?” “Food. To get out of here.” “Ok. Mom. I am on it.” I asked our care manager to get the print menu from the assisted living dining room. 

Read More...


Featured Image

What if you had no memory?

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Alzheimer’s 

Read More...


Subscribe to My Blog!


Like My Blog?

Please share it!

Recents Posts


Categories



Archive


Tags

Speaking John Blumberg Relationships Sheryl Sandberg Christmas Dogs waiting LGBTQ USAA Disruption Fun Work Environment Idea St. Patrick's Day teams Meetings Spelling Bee Postive Work Environment employees ecology resilient leaders Burnout Politics civil discourse Optimism Road Trip Bill Treasurer Girls Environtment Content Generation Bullying Empathy Energizing gratitude Children Voting Education Sexual Harassment Loss e-mail Social Media WASP Positive Brain Repatterning Vegan Boston Marathon stuck Arlington Cemetary Vacation Honoring Veterans John Havlik Adventure Humor Kindness Gifts From The Mountain Engaged Workers Option B women in leadership Labor Day Depression Career Advice goals Jewish Seder Eve U.S.A.A. Communication Hurricane Irma Alzheimer's Persuasion Sustainability holidays Memorial Day creativity Disrupt Thanksgiving resiliency Book Reviews Happiness Humanity Multi-tasking Writing Sales resilient organizations Technology customer service Personal Responsibility Siblings Back To School servant leadership Energizing Others work life balance Talk Ain't Cheap Book Trust cancer Divorce Patriots coaching Energy Twas The Night Before Christmas resilience The Last Jedi Intentions Corporate Culture Motivating Others Ecotourism Travel Adaptability Deloitte Stress Superbowl Hurricane Harvey Mark Scharenbroich Change love Family Feedback earthquakes preresilience conscience Emotional Intelligence Employee Attitude New Year resolutions Tornadoes in Texas Aging Leadership Skills Survive Charity Leaders Open Doors Book Strangers Nursing Suddenly Single Yoga Soft Skills angels Women Diversity Henry VIII Adam Grant More Fun at Work Guns Interview Radical Resiliency Office Celebrations Listening Climate Change Networking Branding Learned Optimism Walk For Hunger Reshaping the Brain Building Resilience Mother's Day Your Resiliency GPS employee retention