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Episode 95: Building Personal Resilience Through Gratitude and Meditation with Lori Saitz

Emergency management and business resilience professionals are often in high-stress situations and can be among the key decision makers in a crisis. While we focus so much on the resilience of our organizations, we might forget to pay attention to our personal resilience as well. In this episode, Lori Saitz of Zen Rabbit dives into the practices of gratitude and meditation to build personal resilience habits that will keep you grounded in a crisis.

Lori is the founder and CEO of Zen Rabbit, a mindfulness company created to empower Gen-X leaders to step fully into gratitude to be more grounded at work and in life. She is an accomplished life coach, speaker, podcast host, and corporate wellness expert.

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In this episode, you will learn:

  • What risk looks like from a personal resilience perspective
  • Why mindfulness is so important as a key decision maker in the resilience industry
  • How public health, social justice movements, and politics over the last two years affect our stress levels
  • How meditation and gratitude lower stress hormones and raise feel-good chemicals in our bodies
  • How our mental and emotional states impact the decisions we make in a high-stress situation
  • How gratitude can actually rewire your brain and thought patterns
  • Exercises you can implement to practice more gratitude in your life and at work

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Vanessa Mathews, host

Vanessa Mathews is the founder and chief resilience officer of Asfalis Advisors, where they are focused on protecting the legacy of the leaders they serve through business resilience. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Mathews developed global crisis management and business continuity programs for government and private sector organizations to include Lowe’s Companies, Gulfstream Aerospace, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Jon Seals, producer

Jon Seals is the editor in chief at Disaster Recovery Journal, the leading magazine/event in business continuity. Seals is an award-winning journalist with a background in publication design, business media, content management, sports journalism, social media, and podcasting.

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