Watch Me Bounce to Cease Publication

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        Watch Me Bounce will be closing our virtual doors and cease publication as of after April 8th, 2016. The website will remain live, but no new content will be published. Please see below for relevant information for both readers and writers.     Copyright: In order to give our authors as much value as they can gain from their contributions, we want to make sure they can use their content however they please, and will therefore remove it from the website if requested to.     Open Positions for Editors in the Future: At this point, it is unclear whether Watch Me Bounce will re-open in the future. However, we welcome any ...

April 6, 2016

Who We Are: Take the Watch Me Bounce Tour

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    Why Resilience: You can't always control what happens to you. But you usually can control how you respond. Stress. Trauma. Adversity. These are normal challenges in life. They can strike anyone, anytime and anywhere. How do we respond? Usually, we bounce back. But some times, our resilience is shattered, and stress overwhelms us. Resilience helps people deal with stress or major set backs, and helps them stay in control. Resilience is what determines whether someone will remain a victim or bounce back to survive and thrive. Resilience is what allows us to keep going through life, no matter what happens. This is why resilience is so important. And powerful. Everyone can use resilience. And everybody ...

March 18, 2016

Review of Blade of the Destroyer

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    Blade of the Destroyer by Andy Peloquin     Reviewed by Rocky Reichman, Editor-in-Chief             Can an assassin inspire people to lead meaningful lives? To get back up when they have fallen down?     There are many types of people who can inspire resilience and hope. They include first responders and human rights workers, soldiers and therapists, physicians and nurses, scientists and religious leaders. They can be entrepreneurs, they can be teachers. Which is why if an author wishes to create a character that inspires these traits, it is easy to see why they might choose one that works in one of the professions listed above.     But in Blade of the Destroyer, author Andy Peloquin does something more ...

August 21, 2015

Resilience Spotlight: Ronald Cohen, MD, Family Psychotherapist, Part 1

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        Questions for Ronald Cohen, MD, Family Psychotherapist.             WMB (Watch Me Bounce): Please tell us a little about what you do.   RC (Ronald Cohen): I am an Board Certified Psychiatrist turned Systemic Family Therapist¬† trained at Family Institute of Westchester in the multicultural, multicontextual extension of Bowen Theory, who specializes in helping families adapt and heal from unexpected crises and stressful life-cycle challenges, especially those caused by severe and chronic medical and psychiatric illness, trauma, and disability. I provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational services to help families resolve relationship difficulties and live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives. As a consultant specialist I provide clinical supervision and help other health ...

June 27, 2013

From the Archives: “Dancing for Exercise” (3rd Place Winner in Poetry)

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Dancing for Exercise   By Barbara Loyd     When my parents divorced our move ended my tap and ballet dance classes; now, decades later, a new opportunity to dance at the YMCA has rekindled my passion.   Offerings such as tap, ballet, belly and Latin Dance tantalized me. It became hard to choose, so I signed up for all classes. For four days a week I perform tap routines, plies, hip thrusts and Sambas with lively groups of women, some older, most younger.   We give it our all, fascinated to see our progress move from awkward to graceful after a few weeks. I cannot keep my feet or hips still once the music starts. Now, the rhythm in my soles finds expression.   Others like to exercise using machines, ...

August 13, 2012

Resilience Spotlight: The Story of Detachment Commander Brad Coulbeck

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      Resilience Spotlight: A New Initiative by Watch Me Bounce   Stories of resilience can come from survivors who have experienced resilience firsthand. They can also come from writers who have witnessed this phenomenon. Here at Watch Me Bounce, we want to highlight the stories that teach us about resilience from another, additional perspective: the hero. Just as stories of people being resilient can inspire us, so too can stories from people who train others in this very important area. These resilience builders are more than heroes: they not only save people, but help people learn how to save themselves. To kick off this series, the team at Watch Me Bounce decided to ...

September 2, 2011

Review: Blood of Requiem

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  Blood of Requiem, by Daniel Arenson: What Can a Story About Dragons Teach Us About Resilience? By Rocky Reichman, Editor-in-Chief Watch Me Bounce (.com) (Warning: May contain spoilers). What is Resilience? There is no one answer to this question. Resilience can lie in a myriad of situations, and is more of a type of response rather than reaction to a specific adversity. But despite its broad definition, there are situations which anyone will mark as resilient. Let's take a look at one below: Imagine you are the son of a powerful king, ruler of a race more powerful than any other people that can shift into dragons at will. You are heir to the throne, ...

August 28, 2011

Share Your Story: As You Can See, We’re Pretty Open-Minded

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Contribute: E-mail your queries and submissions directly to our editors at submissions@watchmebounce.com.     Submission Guidelines: Terms & Conditions A Watch Me Bounce submission does not have to conform to any specific guidelines. We want you to write in whatever style you like best, and whatever form makes you most passionate. We welcome submissions from both new and established writers. We only ask that your work in somehow relates to resilience. Please read the guidelines and terms below prior to submitting your work.   Who Can Submit To Watch Me Bounce? Anyone with a great idea, an engaging story, and a passion for writing and/or resilience.¬† If you have something great to share, we want to publish ...

August 1, 2011