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Emotional Resilience

Knock-Out Teacher Burn-Out

Owen Griffith | Posted 07.12.2016 | Education
Owen Griffith

Get through the school year with a smile.

The Writing Life: Demons In The Middle of the Night

Pranay Gupte | Posted 07.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pranay Gupte

I woke up in a sweat the other night, realizing that I hadn't met a deadline for a book. That realization induced frightening palpitations, after whic...

The Heart Of A Surgeon

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
SreyRam Kuy, MD

The Heart of a Surgeon Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interview by Sally Croom, Louisiana State University Health Shreveport. This interview was or...

Trusting After Major Heartbreak

Bonnie Koehn | Posted 04.18.2016 | Divorce
Bonnie Koehn

I went through two of these major disasters in a row; jumping into the second one to numb the pain of the first. When the dust settled on the second crash, I barely recognized myself. Before I could even consider trusting another person, I had to rebuild my belief in my own judgement. It's still a daily practice, trusting that I can and will choose wisely.

When the Tears Flow at Work

Heather Furby | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
Heather Furby

Life at work can be difficult. The office, whether corporate or a spare closet at home, is where we spend much of our time. Work is the cause of many of our frustrations. And yet, showing tears as a form of emotion is generally not seen as a powerful move in business.

Bossy Kids? 8 Ways to Flip the Order of Command for Everyone's Sake

Tamar Chansky | Posted 03.16.2016 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

We have all had that aha moment when we find ourselves searching in the closet for an elusive shin guard while our child stands there tapping their feet impatiently, like an imperious supervisor, disappointed in our performance. Aren't we the ones who are supposed to be in charge?

Cat Sense

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 03.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

The barn kitten must have crawled up in to the engine seeking warmth on the cool fall day. There were many wild cats that lived on the farm -- the kid...

What Students Really Need to Hear

Chase Mielke | Posted 03.08.2016 | Education
Chase Mielke

Do yourself a favor: Step up. No more excuses. No more justifications. No blaming. No quitting. Just pick your head up. Rip the cords out of your ears. Grab the frickin' pencil and let's do this.

Why Everyone Needs a Soul Mate

Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha

Conversations are frequently animated but weighed. I cannot imagine myself telling a friend that he or she has put on a hefty amount of weight or the dress makes them look particularly hideous. The same goes for my relatives too.

Learning to Fail

Marion Leary | Posted 12.29.2015 | Education
Marion Leary

It is that time of year again -- the end of another college semester. Grades are in and well, the "whine season," as a fellow educator professed on his Facebook page, has begun.

Resources to Recover Aids the Human Capacity to Survive Mental Illness

Katherine Du | Posted 11.29.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

Jay Boll, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Resources to Recover (RtoR). Credit: Katherine Du Resources to Recover (RtoR), a gateway website equ...

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 07.23.2016 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

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
meQuilibrium

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 01.11.2016 | 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.