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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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Shannon Mitchell – RESILIENT A.F.: Stories of Resilience

COVID-19 shut down the world just as I moved to Kamloops, a brand-new city. My journey toward sobriety wasn’t just about giving up alcohol; it was my courageous decision that transformed my entire world. Almost four years ago (celebrating January 1, 2024), I made a life-altering choice to quit drinking. My determination stemmed from a

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Saskia Christian – RESILIENT A.F.: Stories of Resilience

Amidst the haunting void left by my dad’s disappearance, I navigated the labyrinth of life, defying the weight of his parental absence, as I forged ahead in the pursuit of a future defined by my defiant strength and unshakeable resilience. The Vanishing Encircled by the serenity of a tranquil lake in my neighborhood forest, my

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Sam van Born – RESILIENT A.F.: Stories of Resilience

During unprecedented challenges over the last three years as a first responder, I faced PTSD. This journey intersected my passion for natural health products and helped me advocate for wellness and recovery. It was my personal mission to heal. Being a frontline worker in the fire service during the pandemic, my mental health was tested

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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
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