R.E.S.T. is Resilience

Did you know? Research shows that, “Self-compassion is one of the most powerful sources of resilience available to us,” and yet we live in a world where hustle & grind are overshadowing the importance of healing & grieving. Today, the student burnout rate is up to 75% while 83% of those students report their academic performance being impacted by their experiences of depression and anxiety. Yet, are we still allowing shameful messages like “Vulnerability is weakness,” “You gotta want it bad enough,” “It’s lonely at the top,” “No one cares, work harder” to continue spreading?

As a motivational speaker, Jiggy is calling out the personal and professional development industry and its irresponsible preachings of developing “beasts” rather than extraordinary humans, and invites all youth and adults to embrace the power and resilience of R.E.S.T.

In this presentation, Jiggy shares her personal stories of tragedies, losses, and the consequences she’s endured due to the lack of prioritizing her mental health and grieving, as she simply only didn’t know better other than what society told her to do — Show up no matter what, work overtime, and climb the corporate ladder — even if it means it’s on the day of her mother’s funeral. We will also explore practical strategies and insights to incorporate R.E.S.T. into your daily life.

By learning to (R)eflect on your emotions, carry (E)mpathy for yourself, (S)eek support when needed, and allowing yourself to (T)ake your time to heal, you will see through Jiggy’s own battle-tested experiences that you, too, can build resilience that withstands the tests of time. Whether you’re facing personal struggles, professional challenges, or simply seeking to enhance your overall well-being, R.E.S.T. offers a roadmap for navigating life’s ups and downs with grace and strength.