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Emotional Resilience

How Successful People Handle Rejection

Alex Pattakos | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

It takes courage to know who we are and what we stand for. It takes courage to act from the core of our own being -- our core essence. Learning how to deal effectively with rejection strengthens our sense of self and builds our resilience when confronting life's challenges.

Mother's Day: Lessons From a Year of Hell

Randy Taran | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

This Mother's Day has given me a new perspective on the stages of life, the inner strength that can be called upon even in the toughest of times, and most importantly, the enduring power of love.

How Can We Help Children Bounce Back?

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Our task, as parents, is to recognize these common injuries and provide some healing of a child's discouragement and anger. Often, a simple acknowledgment of her disappointment or frustration is all that is necessary.

Want To Tap Into Your Inner Resilience?

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

It's this ability to stay connected, to stand by each other, that has kept the people of Boston strong during one of the worst weeks in the city's storied history. But they're not the only ones who have the ability to shore up resilience. You do. I do.

Travels and Reflection in the Midst of Crisis -- A 9/11 Reflection

Suzanne Guillette | Posted 11.10.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Suzanne Guillette

On the occasion of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I am revisiting my thoughts on the diversity of responses to public tragedies; whether disbelief, anger, fear or ambivalence, they are beautifully reflective of our humanity.

Lessons: Boston and the Human Spirit

Binta Niambi Brown | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Binta Niambi Brown

I am a runner. I'm not likely to ever qualify for Boston, but as always, I will do what I can do... and when I run, will carry Boston in my heart.

Specific Techniques to Boost Your Mood

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Here are some specific techniques to plant the seed of happiness. Do these for a period of three weeks on a consistent, structured, and continues base and check for the results. If you see they are benefiting you, make them a part of your daily life.

What's So Scary About Rejection?

Michael Neill | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The truth is, "no" doesn't mean we are a bad person or doomed to failure. It's not evidence of a conspiracy against us by the fates or proof that our parents/teachers/siblings were right about us and we never will amount to anything. It just means "not yes." That's it. "Not yes."

Jan Bruce: Why Stress Is A Women's Issue

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.03.2013 | GPS for the Soul
meQuilibrium

Your stress response -- at work, or anywhere else -- is determined not by what happens out there, but by how you respond to it. Which is why having a sense of purpose, connection, and strong relationships can boost your resilience no matter what's going on.

Can Resilience Be Learned?

Alex Lickerman, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Lickerman, M.D.

An undefeated mind isn't one that never feels discouraged or despairing; it's one that continues on in spite of it.

WATCH: The 3 Ways We Handle Pressure

Brian C. Johnson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian C. Johnson

It's time to strengthen ourselves and move from being fragile to being robust to being antifragile. As Nassim Taleb tells us: "Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes the fire."

Supporting the Healthy Returning Veteran

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

When we talk about a healthy population, we need to remember that a very important focus needs to be on the health of our returning veterans. We need to develop and implement programs for the veterans designed to improve stress management and encourage healthy outcomes.

The Butterfly That Lands on Her Feet

Amanda Slavin | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

If you continue to ask everyone else who you are, without having any understanding of who you want to be, you will be swept away by the wind with no direction.

Talking to Our Children About Tragedy: Fostering Safety, Not Fear

Tamar Chansky | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

When talking with our children about tragedy, we can choose to emphasize grief and healing rather than fear and danger. Our purpose is to help our children recover and be resilient, not to be frightened of their lives.

What Makes People Strong?

Linda Durnell | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Durnell

I believe each of us has an innate capacity for strength and throughout our lives, we develop -- through conditions we find ourselves in -- the skills to be secure, passionate, formidable and determined.

Creating an Inner Coach That Supports Resilience and Self-Confidence

Beth Weinstock | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Beth Weinstock

Now that it's fall and we're clearing out our summer clothes for what feels good to wear in the new season, let's clear out our negative self-thoughts and only wear words that contribute to our self-esteem.

Are You Resilient? One Woman's Ability To Bounce Back

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Meryl Hartstein

Through my life, the one strength that I could always rely on was my ability to bounce back. Not just a little bounce that you would see with a rubber ball, but a huge super-ball kind of bounce. For every adversity, I would become more and more resilient.

Bounce

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 03.04.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

Human beings seem infinitely adaptable. But there is no silver bullet, no quick fix potion that will make a soldier, sailor, airman or Marine invulnerable to five, six or more tours of duty in today's war zone and the separations from loved ones.

Crisis Coping 101

Alicia Salzer, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Alicia Salzer, M.D.

If you know you are susceptible to certain pitfalls like drinking, overeating, isolating yourself or ruminating, now is the time for those "prepare or risk despair' interventions that may enable you to preempt those unhealthy habits.

Japanese Secrets To Resilience

Margaret Moore | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Moore

Barbara Fredrickson's research has revealed that positivity is the main mechanism for resilience. Hence, a main determinant of resilience is the ability to foster and amplify positive emotions when we are swimming in a sea of negativity.

What's YOUR Emotional Reaction to Chaos?

Lisa Arie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Arie

You can count on two things right now: the unexpected happening and your ability to navigate the unexpected.