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Resilience

Communities Take the Lead on Earthquake Response in Nepal

Elizabeth Enslin, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Elizabeth Enslin, Ph.D.

When I woke on April 25 to reports of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, my first thoughts turned to the safety of my Nepali-American son's uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. All fine, I soon learned.

Here's How To Banish Burnout Once And For All

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Burnout is when the quality of your health, relationships, and work are likely to take a painful, possibly long-term nosedive. This is not a place you want to find yourself too many times in your life, but it's the (unsurprising) fallout from our pressure-packed, always-on modern lives. Here are six things you can do to avoid burnout.

6 Ways To Overcome A Life Challenge

Mary Holloway | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Holloway

Whether you're still in the midst of the storm or idling in the aftermath, the truth is that you have to reach down and make the decision that although you may have had no control over what happened to you, you do have control over how you respond and move forward. These six tips will help start you on that journey...

10 Tips on How to Correct Your Anxious Child

Tamar Chansky | Posted 04.30.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

The next time your anxious child makes a mistake, take a deep breath, encourage your child to do the same, and by talking it through, give your child the gift of seeing that there is life on the other side of this moment.

Why the Disaster Unfolded in Nepal is Man-made

Prashanthi Jayasekara | Posted 04.28.2015 | World
Prashanthi Jayasekara

In Nepal, a country plagued by poverty and political instability, earthquake preparedness has not become a top priority. Efforts to plan resilient cities have been hampered and fallen short inevitably by the attempts to meet day-to-day necessities of the poor.

'Green News Report' - April 28, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.30.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Devastation and rescue in Nepal after massive earthquake; March 2015 th...

Devastating Earthquake in Nepal: Humanitarian Relief and Tackling Poverty

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

I remember looking at the thousands of flimsy shacks and hovels lining Kathmandu's dusty slums and the sturdier, but still precarious, multi-tiered family homes, and the cheaply-built apartment blocks and ornate temples that collectively give the city its colorful distinctive appearance. We all understood and feared what a big earthquake would surely do there.

The Secret to Well-Being

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Like love, happiness is often treated like a physical object we must find and snatch up. Yet, also like love, happiness is something we are more likel...

How The Lives Of Your Grandparents Could Affect How You React To Stress

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living

If you won't take measures to reduce your stress levels for yourself, at least do it for your grandchildren. New research suggests that you can ac...

One Word Could Hold the Key to Health and Happiness

HopeLab | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
HopeLab

If the word is new to you, it might sound like a style of electronic dance music or a pharmaceutical. No, eudaimonia can't be downloaded from the cloud or packaged in a pill. But eudaimonia is a remarkable type of experience that can improve health and well-being, for yourself and others.

Are You a Scaredy-Cat Writer? 3 Life Lessons to Give You Courage

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.24.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

I wrote more, much more, after I had children than I did before, even though I had far less time. When I was young and single, I squandered my hours. There was always a concert to go to, or a movie, or maybe I just felt like lying around and watching television.

Respect Your Limits: How to Make Healthy Boundaries a Non-Negotiable

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

By Jan Bruce In honor of Stress Awareness Month, we've made it our goal to strengthen your resilience ("Do this") and hold the line against stress ("...

The Conscious Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

Neil Seligman | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Neil Seligman

How many of us can say we never experience anxiety at some stage of our day? None! We all experience anxiety, particularly if we fulfill multiple ro...

Silence Is Golden

Robyn Brentano | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Robyn Brentano

It probably isn't a coincidence that we are learning about the benefits of silence and meditation just at the moment that the world is becoming noisier and busier than ever. However, it is one thing to hear this, read this, and know this fundamental truth in an abstract way.

5 Important Things Divorce Taught Me About Myself

Lisa Doust | Posted 04.21.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Doust

Even though it took me a long time to recover from my heartbreak, the experience has definitely given me inner reserves of strength and deepened my empathy. When the going gets tough, I know I'm capable of pushing through all obstacles.

Learning Resilience From Hillary Clinton

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women
Dr. Deana Murphy

She is a leader who won't back down. At the pinnacle of her global recognition, now Hillary is seeking to make history with seeking again the highest job in the land. She is a resilient female leader.

The Bookmarks to Our Life Stories

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

"Do you want to know the truth, or do you want to tell a story?" Choosing the latter, my son told others he got the scars from a sword fight with skeleton pirates while riding a long-neck dinosaur, or that it happened during an epic light saber battle with meddling Jedi.

How Self Love Gave Me The Strength To Overcome Life's Challenges

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

The truth is you can endure any feeling. You can make decisions about who elevates your spirits and energy levels and who depletes you. You can hand select and piece together the community that will love and support you. You can create your best possible life and although it will not ever be perfect -- it can be wonderful and even surpass your greatest expectations.

7 Positive Psychology Happy Habits for Work and Life

Dr. Colleen Georges | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Colleen Georges

Whether we are looking for greater harmony in our family relationships, more meaningful friendships, greater purpose and satisfaction at work, or more engagement in our community, the end goal is usually the same -- happiness.

Enough With the Drama: 10 Ways To Teach Your Kids to Rise Above

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Abby Rodman, LICSW

As parents, we have the responsibility to model resilience for our kids. To teach them to manage disappointment. To show them that not every slight is life-altering -- and that a medical diagnosis and not making the varsity team don't deserve the same emotional response.

Why the 'Opt-Out' Movement for High Stakes Testing Is Bad for Students in Urban Public Schools

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 04.12.2015 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

Can these diagnostics be improved? Absolutely. But we are fooling ourselves if we think that students should not have any quantitative measures of identifying academic growth -- even flawed ones such as the current iterations of high-stakes testing.

3 Reasons Doubting Your Mental Strength Is a Bad Idea

Amy Morin | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Just because you feel uncomfortable, doesn't mean you need to give up right away. Here are the reasons why you should prove to yourself that you're strong enough to tolerate more than you think:

Emotional Spring Cleaning Helps Develop Grit

Annie Fox | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Annie Fox

If we want to teach kids resilience and compassion (for themselves and others), we must show them our own resilience in the face of setbacks.

4 Ways to Give Away Your Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

This month, we've got four powerful ways to help you strengthen your resilience ("Do this") and hold the line against stress ("Ditch that"). Consider them your non-negotiables -- the support you need to help you enjoy your days, grow through tough times, and do work that makes you proud.

4 Ways to Ease the Guilt and Pressure When You're Crazy Busy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Traditional time management techniques might help in the short term, but ultimately only serve to put a Band-Aid on a much deeper problem. Rather than focus on perfection, why not focus on what brings you joy and meaning? Choose one strategy that will help you move forward in a less crazy busy direction and embrace the perfectly imperfect journey.