This month’s theme: ADAPTABILITY

Articles of the Month

Why Adaptability is Important in Helping You Manage Change – There are times we experience unexpected unpleasant situations in life. Being adaptable ensures you stay afloat when the adversities of life try to sink you down. Instead of running away from reality, you embrace it and flow with it.

How to Embrace Change in Your Life – Everything around us is constantly changing, whether we perceive it or not. Society changes, technology evolves further every day; the world is always in flux, but what’s most important is that we ourselves undergo change, too. But despite this knowledge, one of the most difficult things human beings learn during their life is how to embrace change.

“The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water molds itself to the pitcher.”

Chinese Proverb

“Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

Lao Tzu

Act of Kindness

Celebrate growth. Through each and every change, you are making progress. Isn’t this inspiring?! Pat yourself on the back, call a friend, journal, make a social media post, buy yourself a donut, or find another way to honor your growth.

Question of the Month

How do you embrace change positively? Share your thoughts.

Kindness Media

Photo of the Month

What does this picture make you feel and why? Share your thoughts!

Songs of the Month

The song is about embracing it when you need a change. Even if something doesn’t seem possible, it doesn’t mean you don’t stand a chance.

The song reminds us that we still aren’t free and that we need to embrace change and deal with the fact that whether people want it or not, it’s coming, and all we can do is handle the situation presented to us.

This song shows that you can help people change the world no matter how small the gesture is. By embracing change, you can inspire others to want to change the world as well.

Videos of the Month

Change can be transforming, even if it feels devastating. This talk helps people everywhere manage crises and difficult moments.

Faced with accelerating change around us, how do we improve our ability to adapt? Seasoned transformation consultant and executive-level coach Jennifer Jones introduces us to the Adaptability Equation; a formula for high performance through change.

Books of the Month

Adaptability: The Art of Winning in an Age of Uncertainty – Max McKeown – This book harnesses the essence of human survival – the ability to adapt – to help people succeed in business and all other aspects of life.

AdaptAbility: How to Survive Change You Didn't Ask For – M.J. Ryan – “Change is hard,” we say, and it is even harder when change is thrust upon us. In today’s tough times, we may be forced to reinvent our career or downsize our lives; at any point in life, we may lose a love or a dream. Our first reaction to change we didn’t ask for may be to rail against fate. But what if we could see past today’s turmoil and spot the opportunities that lie within unasked-for change? That is the promise of AdaptAbility, bestselling author and executive coach M. J. Ryan’s paradigm-shifting new book on not merely surviving but thriving when change is required.

Live Kind, Be Happy – Celeste DiMilla – We all know that being kind can improve other people’s lives in countless ways. But did you know that when you are generous and thoughtful, you begin achieving happiness in your own life and create a “ripple effect” that inspires the world to be nicer? Live Kind, Be Happy illuminates how your personal commitment to kindness will improve every aspect of your life and ultimately be world-changing.

Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! – Cori Doerrfeld – When a friend moves away, it can feel like nothing but goodbyes. This sweet book shows children that while a move does mean goodbyes, it can mean hellos, too!

The Day You Begin – Jacqueline Woodson – This gorgeous book showcases the fears that accompany a new situation and the amazing things that can come from stepping into the unknown.

Little Tree – Loren Long – Little Tree loves his life as a young tree in the forest. He adores his beautiful leaves so much that he refuses to let go of them when fall comes. But because he refuses to accept the changing seasons, he's unable to grow. Once he's ready to let go of his leaves, he's finally able to progress.