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Resilience

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 04.17.2015 | 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.

Live Heroically By Claiming Our LGBT Heroic Legacy

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 04.01.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

Our people have left us a powerful, inspiring legacy. But it's up to each of us to claim it for ourselves, to own it and live it. What better time to do that than as we mark the passing over of death and the resurrection -- and triumph -- of life itself?

Sophia Jones

'Life Continues': Baghdad Residents Remain Resilient Amid Bombings

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.30.2015 | World

BAGHDAD -- If it wasn’t for a phone call from his wife asking to meet up for lunch, Baleeg Nasr likely would have died when a massive car bomb deton...

The 7 Basic Stories Families Tell and Why We Need to Tell Them

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 03.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marshall P. Duke

Since Bruce Feiler so graciously and artfully introduced our work at Emory on the health-giving power of family stories, Robyn Fivush and I have recei...

The Art of Asking

Christa Dowling | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business
Christa Dowling

Using your skills you never thought possible, applying the magic of surprise, going after something you have a passion for, -- whether it is being a leader of a group, a member of a board, or starting your own company -- all this adds value to life.

5 Things Parents Should Know about Climate Change

Lisa Bennett | Posted 03.27.2015 | Parents
Lisa Bennett

Even if we recognize it is happening, many of us don't want to think about climate change -- or at least not for long. It's so big, and we seem so small in comparison.

A Roadmap for Resilient Infrastructure Investment

Shalini Vajjhala | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Shalini Vajjhala

A water main breaks every two minutes across the U.S. Instead of looking for the closest Band-Aid, cities and developers should think bigger and figure out what else they can fix at the same time to save money over time and reinvest in resilience.

Formerly Homeless Teacher And Mom Of 3 Gets House Thanks To Internet Donations

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.25.2015 | Good News

A once-homeless teacher in San Francisco is now enjoying a roof over her family's head, thanks to the incredible support of the online community. L...

What Truly Matters in Youth Sports? Hint: It's Not the Sport

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

We adults tend to think we have all the answers when it comes to youth sports. We adults can pontificate all we want, but the thing that should matter most in youth sports isn't the sport, it's the youth.

Need a Lift? 3 Stories of Resilience At Its Best

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

When you're overwhelmed or burned out, the whole world is a drag, which is why it's so important to counter the drags with more "lifts." These are things that shake you out of a rut, reframe negative thoughts, and give you fresh energy when your own is in short supply.

The Silent Epidemic

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 03.21.2015 | Impact
K.J. Wetherholt

A close friend from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, home of over 40,000 Oglala Sioux, posted some devastating news on Facebook a few days ago.

20 Traits of the Resilient Female Leader

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 03.19.2015 | Women
Dr. Deana Murphy

Today's female leader has resilience under her control. Challenges can be easiest handled by taking the time to observe the experience. By learning how to listen to your thoughts and discerning your resilient voice above dire expressions, you can lead effectively through the havoc life sometimes brings.

Oh, Snap!

Astrid Caldas | Posted 03.18.2015 | Green
Astrid Caldas

f you know what to expect it is easier to plan or agree on actions. That was the message I got from an interactive exercise during the USAID-led Advancing Climate-Resilient Development Symposium yesterday.

5 Ways Resilient People Use Failure to Their Advantage

Amy Morin | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Amy Morin

Everyone has the ability to build mental strength and develop increased resilience. It's all about the choices we make and the desire to become better. With hard work, we can learn to use setbacks as opportunities to grow stronger.

Bridging the Hope Gap: Why Life Skills Matter

Bill Reese | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Bill Reese

How do they regain their balance, build up their confidence, and imagine a brighter future? There are no simple answers, of course. But we do know programs that give young men and women a sense of empowerment and hope are making a real difference in lives and communities everywhere.

Why I Choose Resiliency

Alyssa Silva | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women
Alyssa Silva

My disability is not meant to be understood as something that limits me. In fact, I can confidently say that I believe my abilities far exceed my disabilities every single day of my life. The obstacles brought upon by this disease serve as lessons which can only be discovered in the resiliency I have to overcome them.