Sydney, Australia – 12 July, 2020 With 524 000 lives taken to date (June 2020) during the 2020 pandemic and signs of the devastating virus mutating and accelerating, the focus is rightly so on protection of lives according to Sydney-based 6AM and Igloo integrated creative communications agency CEO and author, Gillian Fish. But with all bad, comes good too, she believes.
The 199-page book, Resilience: Body. Mind. Soul – Wellbeing Learnings from a Pandemic, launched today via Amazon (Kindle & Print-on-Demand), delivering deep insights into the opinions and philosophies of 21 health and environment leaders from around the USA, Europe and Australia, who each reveal intimate insights, learnings and observations of human behaviour from this time.
“As human beings, we are often much stronger than we credit ourselves for, and if we can dig deep, find that hope, we can always lean into possibility if we try”, says Ms Fish, who praises healthcare workers on the front line for standing between ordinary citizens of the world and the deadly virus.
In writing Resilience: Body. Mind. Soul, Gillian was moved by the profound philosophical thinking shared by each of the global health and wellbeing leaders interviewed, who are unanimously of the opinion that opportunity always exists to grow and thrive through adversity. The key to unlocking that is Resilience.
From the importance of discovering our Why? to unlocking the power of immunity through good sleep habits and nutrition, as well as insights into our fear of dying, the book which is written in an easy-to-read question and answer format, has been designed to inspire the reader to take the positives from this rare global crisis in order to lead more meaningful lives – for both people and planet.
“In assembling this forum of 21 experts in their respective fields, Gillian Fish uncovers important take-away lessons that can be implemented post-pandemic to achieve move-forward lifelong wellbeing,” says Dr Robert Goldman MD, PhD, DO, FAASP, co-founder and Chairman of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). and past Chairman of the International Medical Commission for over 30 years, overseeing Sports Medicine Committees in over 194 nations.
‘Resilience’ is a theme that resonates personally with Gillian, who talks about being armed with an innate ‘Resilience Rib’ which she recognised from her childhood days, enabling her to meet challenges with an open mind and continuously evolve and grow, despite any obstacles she may have encountered.
“Each country around the globe has experienced this pandemic in a different way, at a different pace, but one thing is common throughout, no matter where in the globe we live, or what our means, a mindset of ‘Resilience’, coupled with a ‘growth mindset’ which enables us to evolve our thinking and way of living, is key to surviving such a crisis,” says Ms Fish.
This is the second book written by Ms Fish, who released her first book Good + Well: 25 World Experts Share their Secrets to Wellbeing (2017), which shared some of the world’s leading insights into health and wellbeing.
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