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Resilience

Bruises, Batteries and Beauty: Life Lessons From One Long Night

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself on a mountain in the middle of the night. Again. Unlike the last time, this event wasn't quite so...traumatic. Though this a...

25 Ways To Get More Out Of A Five-Minute Break

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Stumped on how to do all that in a short break? Here are 25 (yes, 25!) quick ideas to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit. Try one or two -- you'll be better off than you were five minutes ago.

7 Ways People With Phenomenal Mental Toughness Combat Stress

Amy Morin | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

While stress causes some people to crumble, mentally strong people continue to thrive in the midst of added tension.

How My House Became My Enemy: A Divorced Woman's Cautionary Tale

Shari Lifland | Posted 07.30.2015 | Divorce
Shari Lifland

I'm not exactly "handy" around the house. In fact, I'm the opposite of handy ("awkward," according to the thesaurus). So, because my husband actually seemed to enjoy the chores and responsibilities that come with home ownership, I was happy to let him handle it all.

On The Mend: Grappling With Resilience

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 07.30.2015 | Education
Ann V. Klotz

I teach in a school where we take great pains to teach girls about the components of resilience; we encourage growth mindset; we celebrate risk-taking and mistakes. We encourage girls to remember that persistence and effort lead to improvement.

10 Steps To Surviving Your Divorce In One Piece

Shari Lifland | Posted 07.24.2015 | Divorce
Shari Lifland

The official document that finalizes your divorce is called a "decree." It's a formal, legal acknowledgement that your marriage is over. But long before you reach that official milestone, you must take ongoing, decisive action to ensure your personal well-being.

Do I Matter?

Mary Holloway | Posted 07.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Holloway

View image | gettyimages.com Do I Matter? It's something I think about all the time. I know I matter to those that love me, but in the overall big...

Top 3 Leadership Attributes Women Need in the 21st Century

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

A 2015 study found that the majority of the American public agrees that women are as capable and qualified for corporate leadership as men are. But as we all know, at the end of the day, that vote of confidence hasn't resulted in gender equality in top leadership positions.

Namaste, Nepal

Tricia Compas-Markman | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
Tricia Compas-Markman

Namaste. The first word spoken upon my arrival to Kathmandu, Nepal. It was the evening of May 28, 2015, just a little over one month following the first devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

Why You Shouldn't Avoid Sadness: Key Lessons From 'Inside Out'

meQuilibrium | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Whether it's getting re-married after a rough divorce or negotiating for a change in your workplace, these stressful events might not be easy or pain-free (you might still lose your mind for a bit!) but they'll be worthwhile, can fill your life with joy, if you let it.

8 Strategies for Teaching Children to Find Comfort in Discomfort

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents
Dr. Kate Roberts

The importance of teaching children to tolerate discomfort in childhood is that children will be better adjusted and more resilient adults the more they can tolerate being uncomfortable at young ages.

Why I Won't Be Watching the New Superman Movie

Mary Holloway | Posted 07.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Holloway

View image | gettyimages.com While I could go on for days about the whole Ben & Jen breakup saga, this post won't do that because I have found the re...

Why Aren't Things Worse?

Scott M. Weber | Posted 07.10.2015 | Impact
Scott M. Weber

Let us remember that not more than two generations ago, much of today's developed world was host to the worst violence the world has ever seen. And yet, those countries emerged from the abyss.

Prepare the Child for the Road, Not the Road for the Child

Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis | Posted 07.10.2015 | Parents
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis

It's hard not to clear every obstacle in our children's path so they can be happy now - getting what they want, when they want it. But when we clear the road for a child, we make their life too easy. We don't allow them to build life-coping skills they'll need down the road to handle life's hard realities.

How to Keep Your Cool in the Pressure Cooker

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

The key to coping with stress while you're in the pressure cooker -- and dealing with the stress of being in there -- is to focus on what you can control. And that comes down to two things: your emotions and your mind.

A Resource for All Ages

Michael Neill | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

This is something that those of us who are parents often seem to forget, and in our love and care for our children we try to protect them with our knowledge instead of pointing them towards their wisdom.

The 3 Rs of Eliminating the Self-Sabotaging Syndrome

Joan Moran | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

Getting in the way of ourselves -- or, as some call this state, being our own worst enemy -- has been around since the dawn of man. Modern psychology ...

Are You At Risk For Burning Out? Here's How To Tell

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Burnout is an equal opportunity condition. Any job, from selling insurance to answering customer calls all day, can drain you of your calm, optimism, sense of purpose and good mood. And all too often, if your job isn't recognized as stressful, the gravity of burnout hits you too late, long after you're just ashes on the floor.

Resilience: How to Overcome the Stress Myth

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women
Dr. Deana Murphy

Stress is one word we don't like to talk about. I've listened to those in leadership call for it when they say, "I'm so stressed," "I'm stressed out"! But the truth is the something called "stress" is nothing short of an inner, physical feeling of anxiety or "strain."

How to Keep One Mistake From Derailing Your Day

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

It might take a while to shift your decisions, especially if they are tied to ingrained habits. But with practice, you will be able to notice the habitual act and say, "What will I do now?" instead of giving into the next knee-jerk response.

How To Cope With Uncertainty (Because It's Inevitable)

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

The irony is that change is the only sure thing -- which is why being able to shift your interpretation of it is going to be far more helpful than any effort to stop change from happening. Here are some ways to start to make that shift, and reduce the negative effects of the stress of change.

School's Out, Structure's In: How to Plan Your Child's Summer "Work Week"

Tamar Chansky | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

While kids are counting down the days till "school's out forever!," many parents are secretly dreading the final bell. They love the thought of not having to wake up at the crack of dawn and get kids off to school, but they are anticipating being on the losing side of an endless game of keep away from electronics.

5 Ways to Break the Barrier of Fear

Joan Moran | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

With a practice of conscious responsibility, you can overcome your fears by facing them with honesty and resilience every time they come your way. It's time to break the barriers of fear, let go of excuses, take off your suit of armor and live a fearless, balanced, and healthy life.

3 Ways To Rekindle Your Professional Passion

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Make just one aspect of your work life better, more beautiful or more interesting, and you'll gain (or regain) that sense of connection to your job. And that may be the one boost you need so that your work feels a little bit less like work. Here are three ways to start connecting now.

Building Resilience: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project celebrates the courage it takes to forge a new path, to try something new, to go against the grain and create a new paradigm for a community.