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(of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

The Global Resilience Project is a community where you can share and read stories of resilience to help you overcome life’s most difficult challenges.

The Global Resilience Project is collecting stories of resilience from around the world. These stories will be shared on social media, our website and will be published in a book.

It can be cathartic and healing to share. It can be inspiring and motivational to listen and learn about other people’s journeys.

Everyone deserves to tell their story and that is why we exist.


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The book is a collection of stories of resilience to help you overcome life’s more difficult challenges. 

The Global Resilience Book


The Global Resilience Project is collecting stories of resilience from around the world, submit your story.



The Global Resilience Project has been featured in various media publications, check out the articles.

STORIES OF Resilience
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Yoav Shimoni – RESILIENT A.F.: Stories of Resilience

The Murder of my grandmother during the October 7th Terror Attacks was broadcasted to me and my whole family through my grandmother’s Facebook page. It was the night between the 6th and the 7th of October, and I was in Toronto, preparing for an upcoming flight to British Columbia in the morning as the news

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Valerie Venables – RESILIENT A.F.: Stories of Resilience

Every storm of life has a beginning, and every storm has an ending. Storms can be bittersweet. This means difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. At fifteen, I was dating a boy who, five years later, became my husband. We entered our marriage full of hopes and dreams. Our future was bright. We talked

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Tracy Matthews – RESILIENT A.F.: Stories of Resilience

“Life is too short to put your dreams on hold.”  When I got the call, I was in shock. I had just seen her thirty minutes before. My friend, Rich, picked up the phone and listened. His Latino skin turned grey, and he said: “Here’s her daughter.”  I was only 21 and in party mode

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Blair Kaplan Venables


Blair Kaplan Venables is an expert in social media marketing and the president of Blair Kaplan Communications, a British Columbia-based PR agency. She brings fifteen years of experience to her clients which include global wellness, entertainment and lifestyle brands. She is the creator of the Social Media Empowerment Pillars, has helped her customers grow their followers into the tens of thousands in just one month, win integrative marketing awards and more.

Blair is listed in USA Today as one of the top 10 conscious female leaders to watch in 2022 and Yahoo! listed Blair as a top ten social media expert to watch in 2021. She has spoken on national stages and her expertise has been featured in media outlets including Forbes, CBC Radio, Entrepreneur and Thrive Global. Blair is an international bestselling author and has recently published her second book, ‘The Global Resilience Project.’ She is the co-host of the Dissecting Success podcast and in her free time, you can find Blair growing The Global Resilience Project’s online community where users share their stories of overcoming life’s most difficult moments.

“I learned that real happiness doesn’t come from getting but from giving.”
– Gabrielle Bernstein

Alana Kaplan

Project Manager

Alana Kaplan is a compassionate mental health professional based in Winnipeg, Ontario. She’s a child and family therapist at a Winnipeg- based community agency, and a yoga teacher. Fueled by advocacy, Alana is known for standing up and speaking out for others. Passionate about de-stigmatizing and normalizing mental health, Alana brings her experience to The Global Resilience Project’s team, navigating the role one’s mental health plays into telling their story.

Engaging in self-care and growth is what keeps her going and her love for reading, travel, and personal relationships helps foster that. When she’s not working, Alana can often be found on walks, at the yoga studio, or playing with any animal that she comes across.

“You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort but you cannot choose both.”
– Brene Brown