My Current Favourite TV Series on Resilience, Hope and Re-framing

When Calls the Heart

Tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coal mining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Season 1 is now available on Netflix (seasons 2 and 3 have been aired on Hallmark Channel)

Why I like it:

An episode always starts with a challenge or something drastic, but it's interesting how the town folks come together and help each other out to solve the problem. In the end, one realizes that there is a way if you have hope, support and a positive attitude.

This series teaches you a lot about team work, values, listening, work ethics, embracing change, leadership and resilience.

Good Witch

Cassie Nightingale (Catherine Bell), Middleton's favorite enchantress, and her young-teenage daughter Grace (Bailee Madison), shares that same special intuition as her mom. With her signature charm, Cassie attempts to bring everyone together, ensuring all of Middleton is in for new changes, big surprises and, of course, a little bit of magic! So far, Hallmark Channel has aired 2 seasons.

Why I Like it:

I talk a lot about re-framing. What is re-framing?

Re-framing is about stepping back from what's being said or done and consider looking at the situation from an alternative lens by effectively stating, "Let's look at it another way." This is about challenging one's belief systems around the situation. For example, you can re-frame a problem as an opportunity or a weakness as a strength.

Here's a blog post I wrote about re-framing.

The character, Cassie Nightingale, is an absolute reframer! The folks of Middleton come to her and share their challenge or problem and she always makes them think by framing it in a positive way.

If you want to learn the art on how to re-frame negative situations into positive ones, watch this show!

What About You?

What is your favourite TV show about resilience and hope? Share it now so we can all watch it.

Zaheen Nanji is a Resilience Champion and trains people and organizations on how to build their resilience muscle so it becomes a first reflex in times of change and challenge.

You were very easy to deal with. Pleasant manner, tone of voice and easy to speak to.  You kind of have the voice and demeanor that make people "want" to talk with you. Once people know your story, they want to talk to you more, perhaps to grab a bit of your strength and positive attitude in their own lives.  I find you to have a caring way about you. Concerned for others and how you can help them be better at being them.

Leanne Carpenter

Office of the Chief Administrative Officer - Town of Stony Plain

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You were very easy to deal with. Pleasant manner, tone of voice and easy to speak to.  You kind of have the voice and demeanor that make people "want" to talk with you. Once people know your story, they want to talk to you more, perhaps to grab a bit of your strength and positive attitude in their own lives.  I find you to have a caring way about you. Concerned for others and how you can help them be better at being them.

Leanne Carpenter

Office of the Chief Administrative Officer - Town of Stony Plain

Zaheen Nanji is a Resilience Champion and trains people and organizations on how to build their resilience muscle so it becomes a first reflex in times of change and challenge.

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