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Elements of Resilience - a framework for resilience

All five Elements of the framework are explained below. Each element is unique and important by itself, yet always interconnected with the others. The central focus is: how can we work towards (more) resilience?


Everything in the natural world has a rhythm. This is so fundamental to life that we often forget its importance.

Some examples include:

  • Music
  • Breathing
  • Day and night
  • A beating heart
  • Biological cycles
  • Weather and climate patterns
  • Routines and planning
  • Life stages and death
  • Synchronicity
  • Rituals



Our bodies are made to move. Life is dynamic and therefore change is inevitable. Some examples include:

  • Physical fitness and health
  • Movement and sports
  • Self-expression
  • Homeostasis
  • Immobility
  • Migration
  • Evolution
  • Balance
  • Travel
  • Play


Our bodies need nutrients to survive. Therefore, food easily comes to mind, yet nourishment involves many other aspects.

Some examples include:

  • Drugs
  • Sharing
  • Nutrition
  • Fermenting
  • Food sovereignty
  • The history of food
  • Feasting and fasting
  • Personal preferences / diet
  • The future of food production
  • The social and cultural aspects of food


We flourish when we can lead a meaningful life, which can imply something different for everyone.

  • The problem = the solution
  • Life-long learning
  • Financial health
  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Manifesting
  • Intuition
  • Solitude
  • Identity


We are social beings: interpersonal connections are essential for us to thrive and stay alive. “I am because we are.”

  • Equity and equality
  • Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Sociocracy
  • Love
  • Sex
  • Teamwork
  • Ownership
  • Storytelling
  • Interconnectedness