Who We Are: Take the Watch Me Bounce Tour

Posted on: March 18, 2016
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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 has the potential for resilience. But not everyone can access it.

How can we help people be more resilient in the face of stress? How can we inspire people to be more bounce back from setbacks? And how can we support those who are  struggling with resilience?


By using stories. Fiction. Poetry. Real-life accounts. Any type of story that deals with resilience.


Why Stories:

Stories inspire and empower people. They strengthen our beliefs in ourselves and society at large. By recording and publishing successful responses to adversity by other people, stories also work to strengthen communal efficacy, or our belief that people in general can be resilient. Our stories serve as examples for other people struggling with similar challenges. Stories are universal, and bring communities together by creating connections. They enable us to share experiences that anyone can relate to.

Stories can also help change our way of thinking about adversity. And the way we think about adversity affects the emotions we feel in response even more than the objective nature of the adversity itself. This, how we think about a challenging event, is key to building resilience.

Stories posses a narrative style that fits very well with the pattern in which humans think, and can therefore make moments like triumph against adversity more memorable.


Resilience is natural. But sometimes, we need a vehicle to tap into our emotions, help us see our inner strength, and motivate us to access our natural resilience.

Which is why we created Watch Me Bounce. Watch Me Bounce publishes content that tells stories in fiction, nonfiction and poetry forms. Our stories serve as a vehicle for driving resilience, by engaging to, connecting to and inspiring the inner resilience in us all.

Stories help their writers as well as readers. Stories allow us to express stressful, challenging moments in our lives-or our imagination-in an entertaining, memorable manner. By letting writers and survivors share their stories,    Watch Me Bounce helps people gain recognition for what they have been through. We also act as a form of social support, by having their stories featured on our website. And by allowing them to use what they learned to help others, we help them find meaning in their stories and empower them to help themselves and others.

One story can change the world–or someone’s life. Your story could change a life, or your own. Want to bounce back better? Or help someone else bounce back better? You are not alone. Watch Me Bounce lets you do just that: become resilient and stay resilient. Because resilience isn’t just a way of surviving. It’s a way of thriving.

Watch Me Bounce was founded in the summer of 2011 by Rocky Reichman, who was originally Editor-in-Chief and founder of Literary Magic, an online literary magazine that published stories and articles on the English language. From this evolved Watch Me Bounce, a place to publish stories that inspire resilience. 

Read more about Literary Magic and the original staff at www.LiteraryMagic.com. Rocky Reichman currently serve as Editor-in-Chief. Charles Brooks III serves as Poetry Editor. Read more on their bio pages.


Watch Me Bounce was founded in summer 2011 by Rocky Reichman, as a venture aimed at inspiring global resilience through the power of story.

Watch Me Bounce is a publication of Reichman Media™.


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