Bounce Back is a community project
created to improve health through happiness.

Pass it along! Support the Bounce Back Project
with a gift to the Buffalo Hospital Foundation.

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Daring Way Event

The Daring Way™
Weekend Intensive Workshop
May 20 – 22, 2016

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Resilience in Spain

Join us October 8 – 17, 2016
as we learn about
Resilience in beautiful Spain!

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Resilience in Guatemala

Join us to experience
Resilience in Guatemala
September 23–30, 2016

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A DELICIOUS ACT OF KINDNESS

FOR YOUR MAILMAN

Leave a snack & a thank you
note in your mailbox
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A NOTABLE ACT OF KINDNESS

LET A CO-WORKER KNOW

“You are doing a fabulous job.
Keep it up!”
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A FREE ACT OF KINDNESS

BRIGHTEN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Write chalk messages on
the sidewalk throughout town
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KIDS ACT OF KINDNESS

KIDS CAN HELP OUT TOO!

Dry the slides at the
park after it rains
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Research has shown that performing an act of kindness produces the single most reliable momentary increase in well-being of any exercise that has been tested. We challenge you to find one wholly unexpected kind act to do — and simply do it!

IN THE NEWS…

“Buffalo Police Officers Hand Out More than Tickets this Holiday Season”

By Ellen Galles of KSTP 5 Eyewitness News

It’s an experiment that started with 16 $50 bills and seven $100 bills, and it’s showing just how far money can go. The local branch of the “Bounce Back” project gave the Buffalo Police Department $1,500 and a mission: Share the money, bit by bit, with people who seem to need it.

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“Minnesota officer’s gift to a single father will make you cry”

By Maury Glover of FOX 9

 – A local police department is giving back to the community in an unusual, yet simple way. On Monday, the Buffalo Police Department gave Gerald Simmons a $100 bill.

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“Buffalo police officers embrace season of giving”

By Heidi Wigdahl of KARE 11

BUFFALO, Minn. – The spirit of giving is alive and well in Buffalo, Minnesota. Buffalo Police officers have spent the past week giving either $100 or $50 to community members in need. The Bounce Back Project, a community initiative to promote health through happiness, came up with the $1,500.

“It’s done everything we hoped it would do,” said Karla Heeter, Bounce Back Project coordinator.

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“Buffalo Woman Looking To Pay Forward Random Act Of Kindness”

By Nina Moini of WCCO

BUFFALO, Minn. (WCCO) — A west Twin Cities metro woman wants to pay forward a random act of kindness. Last Friday, a Buffalo police officer pulled over Katie Overbye as she and her two children were leaving her work at a Buffalo home for adults with disabilities. Overbye ended up driving away with a gift, not a ticket.

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The Bounce Back program is designed to help make our community healthier & happier

We all know what it’s like to be overwhelmed and have too much on our plates. It’s easy to become discouraged and feel the weight of everything and not know how to respond in a healthy way. Resilience is our ability to bounce back from the stresses of life. It’s not about avoiding stress, but rather, building good coping skills that we can use to deal with stressful situations.

We used to believe that resilience is something that you are born with. Some people just seem to be able to handle more than others. However, new research shows that resilience is actually a skill, not just a personality trait — and it can be learned!

Resilience is made up of five pillars and by strengthening these pillars we become more resilient. Instead of experiencing a downwards spiral when we encounter stress in our lives, these five pillars work together to lift us up out of the chaos we are feeling. this is important to recognize, because we cannot eliminate stress from our lives.

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What is Happiness? Learn How to Be Happy In Life

What is happiness? Watch this video to learn about happiness, how you can be happier yourself, and how you can spread that happiness to others! Thank you to LiveHappy.com for allowing us to post this video

re•sil•ience

1. The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity

2. The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness

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What is resiliency?

Resiliency is about building good coping skills that we can use to deal with stressful situations.

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5 Pillars? Please explain.

The five pillars are self awareness, mindfulness, self care, positive relationships, and purpose. By strengthening these pillars, we in turn, become more resilient.

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Stress, will you be my friend?

The goal is not to avoid stress, but to learn how to thrive within the stress. We can provide you with easy tools to help you respond to stress in a positive way.

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Can I turn a negative into a positive?

“The negative screams at you, but the positive only whispers…”
— Barbara Fredrickson

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How can I help myself or someone else be more resilient?

Start with a resilient attitude! We’ll show you how.

Get Inspired

“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.” 

— author unknown

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Bounce Back is a partnership of Allina Medical Clinic–Buffalo, CentraCare–Monticello Hospital, Buffalo Hospital, Buffalo Clinic and Monticello Clinic to help individuals in our community improve their health through happiness.

By choosing to take part in the various Bounce Back programs you will not only build your own resilience, but be healthier and happier. Check back often as we continue to roll out programs and events.