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82: Grit and Resilience with Dennis Relojo-Howell

by | Mar 16, 2022

Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling
Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling
82: Grit and Resilience with Dennis Relojo-Howell

I first met Dennis through social media when he asked me to be a guest blogger for his blog PsychReg.  I’ve watched it over the years, and it has grown.  It now includes conferences, academic papers, and a podcast too.

 When I ask people to be a guest, I ask them to send me a short bio, but his is definitely the shortest one I’ve ever received!

 He emailed me this – “Dennis Relojo-Howell is the founder of Psychreg and is the host of The DRH Show” 

 However, he has an amazing story of starting life in the slums of Manila where he lived with his family with no running water or electricity to becoming an international speaker, author and award-winning blog psychologist

 We discuss how living in the slums shaped his life and how he used education as his route out.  He has a passion now in teaching resilience as a skill, especially to young people also growing up in a challenging environment

 Some key points from our interview:

·      How he’s grateful for his childhood as it influenced and shaped him

·      How he recognises he was salvaged by his parents when he was an adolescent when he experienced a disconnect from himself

·      How his parents instilled the value of education to all three of their children who all have completed at least one university degree

·       How he’s used education as way for social mobility 

·      How he believes that resilience is something that can be taught to everyone 

·      How’s he’s passionate now about giving back by developing a resilience intervention using blogging for people living in low- and middle-income countries

·      How he doesn’t share his story to get pity but to show people with the right mindset, resilience and grit you can make positive changes to your life

 You can get more info about Dennis here:




Hosted by Madeleine Black, the show will share stories of all the amazing people Madeleine has met on her own journey as an author/speaker and these stories will heal, motivate, inspire and bring hope when they share their wisdom and knowledge with her.

She really believes in the power that comes when we share our stories, that in fact we are not story tellers but story healers. Tune in to discover what helped them to stay unbroken and together we will discover that none of us are broken beyond repair.

You can find out more about Madeleine, her story and her memoir, Unbroken,  from her website: https://madeleineblack.co.uk/

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