Issue #9

July 20, 2023

by Rosemary Morretta


Welcome to Issue 9 of TeamSelfCare’s TLC Newsletter!

Life in the entrepreneurial world is a rollercoaster of ups and downs. But you know what keeps us going strong? Resilience! It’s like our superpower, guiding us through all the crazy challenges and uncertainties we face. So get ready to buckle up for this awesome edition of TLC – The Resilience Issue! We’re super excited to share insights, wisdom, and practical tools to help you level up your resilience game. Let’s navigate this entrepreneurial journey like champions together!

As entrepreneurs, each of us has experienced the highs and lows of this thrilling endeavor. We know that the path to success is rarely smooth, and it’s in those moments of trial and tribulation that our resilience is truly put to the test. But fear not, for this issue is packed with wisdom, insights, and practical tools to fortify your resilience and help you rise strong in the face of adversity.

Our featured article sheds light on the essential strategies to build resilience, from embracing change as a catalyst for growth to celebrating the small wins along the journey. We’ll explore the power of adaptive thinking, mindfulness, and learning from setbacks to transform challenges into stepping stones for success.

Our Recipe of the Week, Resilience Booster Bowl, offers a delicious way to nourish both your body and mind. Packed with nutrients, this meal will fuel your journey and keep you energized as you face the ebb and flow of your daily life.

I’ve recorded a Weekly Meditation to guide you in tapping into your inner reservoir of resilience. And included one of the affirmations about resilience I practice often. It is my hope that these practices help to ground you, fostering a positive mindset and empowering you to embrace challenges with courage and determination.

No issue of TLC is complete without a touch of inspiration. Our Quote of the Week serves as a reminder that resilience is not about escaping hardships but rather embracing them as stepping stones on the path to success and empower you to conquer every obstacle with unwavering resolve.

Featured Article:

Resilience in Entrepreneurship: Thriving Amidst Challenges

In this article, we explore the art of resilience in the world of entrepreneurship. As entrepreneurs, we know that the path to success is filled with twists, turns, and hurdles that test our resolve. However, by understanding and building resilience, we can not only weather storms but also emerge stronger, more adaptable, and better equipped to face any challenge that comes our way.

The entrepreneurial journey is a rollercoaster of emotions, and it demands courage, determination, and an unwavering spirit. While some challenges may seem insurmountable, resilience empowers us to bounce back from setbacks, learn from failures, and grow both professionally and personally.

Embracing Change as a Catalyst for Growth

Change is the only constant in the entrepreneurial realm. Technological advancements, market shifts, and customer demands are ever-evolving. Instead of fearing change, we should embrace it as a catalyst for growth and innovation. A growth mindset empowers us to view change as an opportunity for improvement rather than a threat to our stability.

Resilient entrepreneurs recognize that change opens new doors, encourages creativity, and offers fresh perspectives. Rather than resisting, they remain agile and adaptable, seizing opportunities to pivot and evolve their businesses. By embracing change with curiosity and enthusiasm, we set ourselves up for long-term success in a dynamic and competitive landscape.

Cultivating a Supportive Network

Behind every successful entrepreneur is a strong support system. Building a supportive network is essential to navigate the highs and lows of entrepreneurship. Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely journey, and having a network of like-minded peers, mentors, and advisors can make a world of difference.

A supportive community offers a safe space to share experiences, seek guidance, and receive constructive feedback. These relationships not only provide emotional strength during challenging times but also open doors to collaborations, partnerships, and new opportunities. Join us in our private Facebook Group, Self-Care Check In for Entrepreneurs for support along your journey.

Additionally, surrounding ourselves with individuals who understand the entrepreneurial journey can inspire us, motivate us, and remind us that we are not alone in our struggles and triumphs.

Developing Adaptive Thinking

Resilient entrepreneurs possess the gift of adaptive thinking – the ability to approach problems with creativity and flexibility. When confronted with unexpected challenges, they do not cling to rigid plans but rather respond with agility and resourcefulness.

Adaptive thinking enables entrepreneurs to see obstacles as puzzles to solve rather than insurmountable barriers. This mental agility allows for quick adjustments and creative problem-solving, crucial elements for thriving in a rapidly changing business landscape.

To foster adaptive thinking, we can engage in activities that challenge our perspectives, seek diverse opinions, and practice thinking outside the box. By welcoming uncertainty and seeing it as an opportunity for growth, we expand our capacity for resilience.

Practicing Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

The entrepreneurial journey can be overwhelming, with stress, burnout, and self-doubt lurking around the corner. In these moments, mindfulness and self-compassion become our guiding lights.

Mindfulness involves being present and fully engaged in the current moment. It allows us to acknowledge our thoughts and feelings without judgment, reducing anxiety and increasing our ability to focus.

Incorporating mindfulness practices into our daily routines can help us stay grounded and resilient amidst chaos. Techniques like meditation, deep breathing exercises, and mindful walks provide a sanctuary in the midst of the entrepreneurial whirlwind.

Self-compassion is equally important. As entrepreneurs, we tend to be hard on ourselves, especially when facing setbacks or failures. Practicing self-compassion involves treating ourselves with the same kindness and understanding we would offer a friend. Instead of self-criticism, we embrace self-acceptance and acknowledge that setbacks are part of the journey, not a reflection of our worth.

Learning from Failure and Setbacks

Failure is not the end; it’s a stepping stone to success. Resilient entrepreneurs view failure and setbacks as valuable learning opportunities. By embracing a growth-oriented mindset, we extract valuable lessons from our experiences, enabling us to refine our strategies and move forward with newfound wisdom.

Thomas Edison famously said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Each setback is an opportunity to learn, pivot, and grow. Embracing failure as a natural part of the entrepreneurial journey reduces fear, encourages experimentation, and fosters resilience.

Through failure, we gain valuable insights into what works and what doesn’t, enabling us to make informed decisions and improve our approach. The key lies in reframing failure as feedback and using it as a catalyst for progress.

Balancing Ambition and Self-Care

Entrepreneurs are driven by ambition – the desire to make a difference and achieve greatness. While ambition fuels our entrepreneurial drive, it must be balanced with self-care. Resilience is nurtured when we strike a healthy balance between pushing ourselves and taking care of our well-being.

Neglecting self-care can lead to burnout and diminish our capacity to handle challenges effectively. Taking care of our physical, emotional, and mental well-being is crucial to maintaining a resilient mindset.

Self-care practices vary from person to person, but they may include regular exercise, mindfulness practices, spending quality time with loved ones, and pursuing hobbies and passions. By investing in self-care, we build a strong foundation for resilience and set ourselves up for long-term success. Join us in Back to Basics for a wide variety of evidence-based self-care resources that will help you build resilience.

Celebrating Small Wins

Resilience isn’t only about surviving major challenges; it’s also about recognizing and celebrating small victories along the way. Celebrating small wins helps us stay motivated, maintain a positive outlook, and reinforces our sense of accomplishment.

As entrepreneurs, it’s easy to get caught up in the pursuit of big goals, often overlooking the progress we make along the way. By celebrating every milestone – no matter how small – we infuse our entrepreneurial journey with gratitude and optimism.

Each step forward, no matter how incremental, is a testament to our hard work and dedication. Celebrating small wins reminds us of our resilience and fuels our determination to keep going, even when the going gets tough.

Building resilience is not an overnight transformation; it’s a journey that requires continuous effort and self-awareness. By embracing change, cultivating a support network, and fostering adaptive thinking, we position ourselves as resilient entrepreneurs ready to face any challenge.

Mindfulness, self-compassion, and learning from setbacks further strengthen our resilience armor. By celebrating the small wins, we infuse our journey with gratitude and optimism.

Embarking on the path of resilience allows for the shaping of not only entrepreneurial success but also personal growth and well-being. Discovering how to thrive amidst challenges reveals that resilience is more than just a skill; it becomes the driving force behind an extraordinary entrepreneurial journey.

Ask The Expert: Q&A


I wasn’t always as mindful of my feelings as I am today. I’ve suffered many setbacks, as we all do as we journey through life. But now, instead of crying boo-hoo, I consciously ask myself how I can embrace whatever challenge I’m going through as an opportunity for growth and learning?


As a small business owner, I’m working on building my resilience and tackling challenges head-on pretty much every day, Looking at challenges differently has made a great deal of difference in my business, but even more so in my life. I’ve found that the following practices have been a game-changer for me:

  1. Adopting a Growth Mindset: Instead of getting hung up on failures, I now see them as opportunities to learn and grow. It’s all about progress, not perfection!
  2. Surrounding Myself with Support: I’ve got this amazing group of friends, mentors, and fellow entrepreneurs who have my back. They’ve been a lifeline during tough times, offering advice and cheering me on.
  3. Staying Present and Reflecting: I’m all about mindfulness now! It’s helped me stay in the moment and understand my thoughts and feelings better. Plus, regular self-reflection keeps me on track.
  4. Learning from Setbacks: Failures used to stress me out, but now I see them as lessons. I take a step back, analyze what went wrong, and figure out how to do better next time.
  5. Setting Realistic Goals: Big dreams are cool, but breaking them down into smaller, achievable steps makes all the difference. And trust me, celebrating each little win is like a mini party. At least it is in my mind!
  6. Taking Care of Myself: I’ve learned that self-care isn’t selfish; it’s essential! I make sure I get enough rest, eat well, and do things that recharge my batteries.
  7. Being Flexible and Adaptable: Life throws curveballs, but I’ve learned to roll with the punches. Staying adaptable helps me pivot when things don’t go as planned.
  8. Finding Inspiration Everywhere: I love reading about successful entrepreneurs who’ve overcome tough times. Their stories keep me motivated and remind me that resilience pays off.
  9. Practicing Gratitude: Counting my blessings has become a daily ritual. It keeps me positive and grateful for everything in my life. There is a lot to be grateful for.

With these practices, I’m building resilience like a lady boss. I know challenges will come my way, but I’m ready to face them with a positive attitude and unwavering determination. It’s really all about our mindset.

Recipe of the Week: Eat Yourself Resilient

In times of challenge, a hearty and nutritious meal can do wonders for building resilience. The Resilience Booster Bowl is packed with ingredients that nourish the body and mind, providing the energy and strength needed to overcome obstacles with a smile. This delicious bowl is designed to fuel your journey, helping you bounce back and face each day with renewed vigor.


Servings: 2

Calories per serving: Approximately 350

Preparation Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa or brown rice (whichever you prefer)
  • 1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups baby spinach or kale, washed and chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 carrot, cut into sticks
  • 2 radishes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)

Lemon Tahini Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, assemble the “Resilience Booster Bowl.”
  2. Start by dividing the cooked quinoa or brown rice between two bowls as the base.
  3. Arrange the chickpeas, baby spinach or kale, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, carrot, and radish, and avocado slices on top of the quinoa or brown rice.
  4. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds and crumbled feta cheese (if using) over the bowl for added texture and flavor.
  5. Drizzle the lemon-tahini dressing generously over each bowl to enhance the taste and provide essential nutrients.
  6. Toss the ingredients gently in the bowl to ensure the flavors blend well.
  7. Serve your “Resilience Booster Bowl” fresh and savor every nourishing bite!

Quote of the Week

“Resilience is not about escaping hardships; it’s about embracing them as stepping stones on the path to success.” – Unknown

As entrepreneurs, we often face a myriad of challenges on our journey to achieve our dreams. This quote reminds us that resilience isn’t about avoiding difficulties but rather seeing them as opportunities for growth and learning. Embracing hardships with a positive attitude and unwavering determination can lead us to new heights of achievement and personal development. Let’s embrace resilience as a powerful tool that propels us forward, transforming obstacles into valuable experiences on our path to success.

Weekly Meditation

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Welcome to this week’s meditation on resilience. Take a moment to find a comfortable position, whether sitting or lying down. Let go of any distractions around you and allow yourself to be fully present in this moment. Inhale deeply, and as you exhale, release any tension or stress from your body. This meditation will guide you to tap into your inner wellspring of resilience, helping you rise strong amidst life’s challenges.

Inhale deeply through your nose, feeling the air filling your lungs and expanding your chest. As you exhale, visualize any doubts or fears leaving your body. Continue this deep breathing, inhaling strength and exhaling negativity.

Place your hand over your heart and feel the rhythmic beat. This is your core, your source of resilience. Acknowledge the strength within you and know that you have the power to overcome any obstacles that come your way.

Resilience is not about being invincible but accepting our imperfections. Inhale self-compassion, understanding that it’s okay to stumble or face setbacks. As you exhale, release the pressure to be perfect, and grant yourself permission to learn and grow from every experience.

Reflect on a recent challenge or setback you’ve faced. Instead of dwelling on the difficulty, focus on the lessons and opportunities for growth that it brought. Embrace a positive mindset that turns obstacles into stepping stones for success.

Close your eyes and imagine yourself standing strong like a mighty tree in the face of a storm. Feel the roots of resilience grounding you, anchoring you firmly in your values and purpose.

Express gratitude for the experiences that have shaped your resilience. Acknowledge how challenges have led to growth and allowed you to discover your inner strength.

Forgive yourself for any perceived failures or shortcomings. Release any self-blame or regrets, understanding that resilience is an ongoing journey of learning and evolving.

As you slowly return to the present moment, carry the sense of resilience with you throughout your day. Know that you possess the power to rise strong from any challenge, armed with newfound wisdom and determination. Embrace resilience as a gift, and remember that with each hurdle you face, you become stronger, wiser, and more capable. You’ve got this!

Affirmation of the Week

“I am a resilient and resourceful entrepreneur, capable of turning challenges into opportunities for growth.”

As an entrepreneur, affirming your resilience and resourcefulness is vital for many reasons:

Mindset Matters: Affirmations shape your mindset and belief system. When you repeat this affirmation, you reinforce the idea that resilience is an inherent trait within you. This mindset enables you to approach challenges with a positive outlook, knowing you have the capacity to overcome them.

Embracing Challenges: Entrepreneurship is filled with uncertainties and obstacles. By affirming your resilience, you embrace challenges as natural parts of your journey. Instead of fearing them, you view them as opportunities to learn, evolve, and innovate.

Fueling Confidence: Entrepreneurship demands confidence in your abilities. By affirming your resourcefulness, you cultivate self-assurance in your problem-solving skills. This self-belief empowers you to navigate uncharted territory and make bold decisions.

Adapting to Change: The business landscape is ever-evolving, and adaptability is key. By affirming your resilience and resourcefulness, you prepare yourself to adapt to unforeseen circumstances and pivot when necessary.

Overcoming Setbacks: Setbacks are inevitable, but how you respond to them makes a difference. Affirming your resilience strengthens your ability to bounce back from failures, dust yourself off, and continue pursuing your goals.

Building Grit: Entrepreneurship is a journey of perseverance. Embracing this affirmation instills grit – the ability to stay committed and determined despite obstacles. It’s this grit that propels you forward in the face of adversity.

Inspiring Others: As a leader, your mindset and attitude influence your team. By embodying resilience and resourcefulness, you inspire your team to embrace challenges with confidence, fostering a culture of growth and innovation.

Affirmations are not just empty words; they shape your thoughts, actions, and outcomes. Embrace this affirmation with conviction, and watch how it transforms your entrepreneurial journey, empowering you to turn challenges into stepping stones on the path to success. You’ve got what it takes to thrive – believe it, live it, and own it!

Content Recommendations

Here are some blog posts to read that support an entrepreneurial mindset. I’ve published some of these in TLC recently, but I think they are worth linking to them here again.

Weekly Promotions

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Get the goodies here.

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The Anything Goes Freebie Swap

25+ online business have contributed a variety of things you need to the Anything Goes Freebie Swap. Here are a few of the items you’ll find inside: a Freebie Swap Roadmap, Marketing With Heart Content Plan for Handmade & Etsy Sellers, Transforming Your Food Legacy, and 5 Ways to stay Confident in a Competitive Workplace, to name a few.

Get the goodies here.

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Wrapping Up

Thank you for taking the time to read the Resilience issue of the TLC newsletter. We appreciate your dedication to self-care and your commitment to nurturing your well-being.

Please feel free to email us at with your comments and any questions you may have about developing resilience or other self-care topics. Our team is here to support you on your journey.

We invite you to try the Resilience Booster Bowl recipe featured in this issue. We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on this delicious and nutritious dish.

Additionally, we encourage you to join TeamSelfCare’s Self-Care Check-In For Entrepreneurs Facebook Group. The group is in its early stages and has exciting plans to share numerous valuable posts. These posts aim to assist you in aligning your true self with a flourishing business, all the while enabling you to lead a life you genuinely cherish.

Don’t forget to take some time to listen to the weekly meditation. We hope that this guided practice will provide you with a sense of inner peace and inspiration as you embrace resilience day in and day out.

Don’t miss the Jingle Bells, Santa Smells bundle and the Anything Goes Freebie Swap, there’s a lot of good stuff in each.

Thank you again for being a part of the TeamSelfCare community. Remember, your well-being is a priority, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Stay tuned for our next issue, where we will continue to provide valuable insights and practical tips for your self-care needs.

Wishing you joy, balance, and abundant well-being.

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