(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.



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

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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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Stories of Resilience: Caroline MacGillivray

“Ask for help! It’s hard to find the right kind of help when you are feeling down. Create self-care rituals and stick to them. Be kind and firm with yourself.” When they announced the global pandemic, it felt like getting sucker-punched in the face. Just before the pandemic, it felt like I could finally breathe.

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Stories of Resilience: Blair Kaplan Venables

“The ability to forgive is a gift and you never know how it will positively impact your life if you find the strength to do so.” Not only am I a child of divorce but I’m also the daughter of a man who lived with addiction. We were really close when I was young but

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Stories of Resilience: Anonymous 2

“Abuse of any kind is not acceptable – emotional or physical. Do what you need to do to remove yourself from that relationship and take the time you need to heal.” Sometimes you don’t know how bad a situation is until you come out the other side of it. When I was in my early

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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. As a pioneer in the industry, she has helped her customers grow their followers into the tens of thousands in just one month, win integrative marketing awards, launch their businesses and more. 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 also the #1 bestselling author of Pulsing Through My Veins: Raw and Real Stories from an Entrepreneur and co-host of the Dissecting Success podcast. When she’s not working on the board for her local chamber of commerce, you can find Blair growing the “I Am Resilient Project,” an 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 Toronto, Ontario. She’s a child and family therapist at a Toronto 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 I Am Resilient 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