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Emotional Resilience

How to Raise a Resilient Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

No matter how closely parents try to manage their children's lives they can't possibly protect them from life's trials and tribulations. Indeed, parents shouldn't protect their children from those things. Parents should guide their children instead in how to effectively manage the challenges they'll face on their own.

7 Qualities to Cultivate for a Response-Able Mind

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara A. Bernard

When we set an intention to regularly cultivate our minds, we enhance our ability to respond thoughtfully and not react when confronted with challenge or change. This ability to respond is what I call being response-able.

Maggie Greene Will Be Just Fine... I Hope

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment
Mindi Westhoff

Viewers can discuss ad nauseam Maggie's transition from doting daughter to zombie huntress, but fighting Walkers is par for the course in this world. This is a woman who has been attacked, kidnapped, held hostage and threatened with rape, and she fights her human attackers relentlessly.

Young Adult Survivor of a Custody Battle Speaks

Tara Fass | Posted 10.22.2015 | Divorce
Tara Fass

What has been the major lesson learned from his parents' mistakes? Separate and individuate from your family of origin to become your own person early.

Free Yourself From Unnecessary Emotional Suffering

Rohini Ross | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rohini Ross

As soon as we understand our suffering is self-generated by our own thoughts and recognize it is not based on truth, we see we have choices. We see the possibility of shifting our focus and letting go of the inaccurate thoughts. We stop believing them.

3 Ways to Build on What You're Doing Right

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living

The way to make real, positive change is to recognize what is working, and then consciously move in that direction. Here are three examples of improving your life by celebrating what you already do well -- and doing more of it.

Rethink Fear!

Elisa C. Martinez Salazar | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisa C. Martinez Salazar

I know that many of us allow fear to mark our souls and determine our future. What I intend to propose here is that instead of using those marks as arguments to justify not growing, they should serve the purpose of helping us embrace vulnerability as a valuable tool for resilience, courage and happiness.

Heal Your Inner Cheapskate: 3 Ways to Shift Out of Scarcity Thinking

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living

The evidence is in. Generosity literally makes you happier and healthier, whether you give money, time, or even just attention.

Why You Can't Fix Your Pre-Teen's Social Angst

Zanthe Taylor | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Zanthe Taylor

Middle school is a treacherous time for kids, but I didn't anticipate how tough it would be for a parent. I didn't expect to relive that time again so painfully as a mother, nor did I anticipate that the parental remove can bring not only perspective, but also extra heartache.

First Build Gay Men's Resilience; HIV Prevention Will Follow

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 03.24.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

A recently published study connects the dots between the disproportionate rate of mental health problems among gay and bisexual men and their equally disproportionate rate of HIV infection.

Learning to 'Get After It in Life' -- The Science and Art of Building Resiliency

Michael Gervais, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Gervais, Ph.D.

There is much to learn from people who push limits, challenge conventional wisdom and are able to excel in moments that are packed with intensity. One...

Missteps in Resiliency (And Why They Might Be Good for You)

Rachel Verlik | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

I'm starting to realize this is in iterative process -- there is no finish line or end game. I'm adjusting my resiliency journey to be more focused on awareness and forgiveness of missteps, because that is where the true resiliency shows up.

5 Things I've Learned About Resilience From Wives of Wounded Warriors

Barbara McNally | Posted 07.27.2014 | Women
Barbara McNally

Acceptance is not the same as compliance. It's about experiencing the emotions and trusting that you will bounce back. Ultimately, emotional resilience is about attitude. By focusing on the positive they live more in the solution than the problem. Gratitude does go a long way.

Don't Shoot the Second Arrow!

Susan Bernstein | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Apparently, the Buddhists say that any time we suffer misfortune, two arrows fly our way. The first arrow is the actual bad event, which can can, indeed, cause pain. The second arrow is the suffering. That's actually optional. The second arrow represents our reaction to the bad event.

Why We Are Together but Feel Alone

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Umar Zulqarnain

Technology allows us to hide from others while being connected. We can edit who we are, what we say, and how we are perceived. We become willing to dispense with people and comfortable with being dispensed. We can decide when to communicate and how much.

How Much Do You Value Your Freedom?

Jo Warwick | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Jo Warwick

With each surrender of your attention, energy and time accepting other people's expectations, regulations and perceptions without question or resistance, you're slowly building a prison for yourself.

The Gift of Tears

Sukey Forbes | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Sukey Forbes

There is a richness to an emotional life. A gift in feeling. It is a blessing to be aware enough of that which goes on inside and around us. It is a great gift to us as human beings that we can take in, process, and express our feelings.

Loneliness Is a Point of View...

Robert Levithan | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

A clearer understanding and acceptance of oneself is the route to connection. My last partner, who was HIV negative, told me that my OKness with my HIV status helped him be comfortable with it.

21 Ways To Live A Resilient Life

Michelle Renee | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

Why compare myself to anyone else when we are all so different, all needed here as much as the next person to make this crazy thing called life work?

What Your Emotional Health Has in Common With Cinderella

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

You can prioritize your emotional health as much as you do your physical and dental health. You can monitor your mood and self-esteem and take actions to boost them when they are low. And by doing these things, you can significantly boost your emotional wellness, your happiness and your overall life satisfaction.

How To Survive The Tough Times, From Martha Stewart (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2013 | MarloThomas

How does Martha Stewart overcome tough times? Martha says that two especially tough times in her own life were her divorce, and the legal problem whic...

Betrayed, Bamboozled and Broken: Surviving Love Gone Wrong

Pamela Levin | Posted 11.07.2013 | Divorce
Pamela Levin

Let go of the "Ggrrr!" (aka guilt, guilt, regret, regret regret). Don't get caught in the mental loop of "why me?" It won't serve you here.

How to Overcome the Fear of Failure

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Overcoming our critical inner voice can be a vital step in becoming more emotionally resilient. We can learn skills to become hardier, and we can face challenges with fewer internal setbacks.

Recovering Your Balance After the Doctor Breaks the News (And Your World Turns Upside Down)

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
John-Manuel Andriote

You and I can let ourselves be defined and weighed down by a medical diagnosis or any other of our lives' difficult experiences. We can keep our world flipped over if we choose to. Or we can choose to claim our power and live while we are alive.

The Chicago Marathon That Changed My Life: Stories Left Behind Must Be Shared

Todd Kestin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Todd Kestin

Look around you and you'll see adolescents and young adults who look to you to learn how you rise above the flood. To take your tools into their own arsenal. To build on your experiences.