News & Updates

What Gives YOU Hope? Seeking Submissions

August 7, 2020 |

Won’t you join us? Riverview Resilient is currently accepting student- and community-made videos, photos, and writings that incorporate the question, “what gives you hope?” Called Hope Video Project, it is intended to be a timeless resource for people to enjoy for the purposes of uplifting a diverse range of voices and forms of expression, inspiring hope, strengthening community cohesion, and sharing Riverview Resilient’s mission with the broader community. In an effort to include representative voices from all community members, we will reach out to organizations that engage with and serve diverse and often underrepresented people. We will also center voices…


What’s Good About Adversity?

June 8, 2020 |

    ” Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Kurt Vonnegut   You may have heard the saying, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” For such a pithy sentiment, it really hits home for me right now. I sit here writing this while listening to good soul music in the midst of a deadly virus, injustice in our nation, turmoil in the streets, and some uncertainty as to the future. So many lemons! Let’s get to it and start mixing up the juicy goodness. Webster’s dictionary defines…


Finding Resilience in Nature

May 11, 2020 |

I love spring time.  The first warm rays of sunshine, the budding of new life, the fresh rain that is like no other rain during the rest of the year.  I am a lover of nature and wanderer of the wild.  This is where I go to find myself, to reset and recharge, to restore my sense of calm and balance.  John Muir said it best, “In every walk in nature, one receives far more than he seeks”.  When I go into Nature I make a point to not seek anything and just allow my sense of wonder to draw…


Coping with COVID-19: Local Resources for Families

April 25, 2020 |

Flood? We can handle it. Drought? Been there, done that. Snow? Sure, everybody loves a snow day!  Global pandemic?  Wait. What? The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in our lifetimes, presenting a cascade of issues that seems to morph several times a day. It is easy to get inundated with information, yet difficult to find practical resources that help our local families navigate these uncertain times.  Fortunately, there are local community resources that are ready to help. The Riverview School District has always met many needs for its students, and is striving to continue those services as much as possible while…


The Power of Doing Nothing: Why Unstructured Free Play Time is Important

February 12, 2020 |

As a parent of 12- and 15-year old boys, I am used to the eye roll when I start my conversations, “When I was your age…” Times have changed, and as much as I wish we could return to the “old days,” I know it is not a reality. So much free time is spent on the internet, and in particular social media. These platforms were not around when I was young, and they have changed the landscape for all of us, especially for young people. Communicating with friends is VERY important to pre-teens and teens today, and they will…


Welcome to Riverview Resilient! 

October 21, 2019 |

We recently launched this website with the goal of providing resources on resilience and its role in healthy lives.  We hope you find it useful. Riverview Resilient (R2) started in 2018 with a team of people from schools and organizations in Duvall and Carnation.  We were concerned about the difficulties faced by many of our youth, and excited about the positive impact that a culture of resilience could provide as youth try to navigate through life challenges.   Our first task was to introduce the concepts of resilience to the community.  Thanks to funding provided by Premera Health, we hosted a…