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7 Resilient People Who Should Inspire You This Year

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living

At the end of year I took a good hard look at who had exhibited considerable resilience in 2014, and made a list of my favorites. Not only do they serve as great examples of great empathy, optimism, self-efficacy, hope and initiative; they also are the most likely to flourish in the next year.

10 Life Lessons Hitting Rock Bottom Has Taught Me

Roxanne Ford | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Roxanne Ford

With each hardship I've learned that I am a survivalist. I am resourceful. I am an alchemist of my surroundings. And I'm resilient beyond (even my own at times) belief.

First Build Gay Men's Resilience; HIV Prevention Will Follow

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 01.22.2015 | Gay 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.

Being Mindful About Mindfulness

Robyn Brentano | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Robyn Brentano

Whatever your practice might be, I hope that it involves training in compassion. Now, with all the challenges we face in the world, we can be confident that kindness and compassion are the bedrock of personal and social change.

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Resiliency and Nostalgic Reverie

Steven Schlozman, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Schlozman, M.D.

Nowadays, we call these false recollections "nostalgia." But do we mean when we use this term? Is there a formal definition? And why does this matter in today's sometime grim world?

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: A New Approach to Old Resolutions

Mindy Utay | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Mindy Utay

The ball dropped. Confetti is swept. The lights and ornaments are packed away for another year. It's 2015 -- and January doldrums are setting in. L...

How to Make a Dream Come True

Isa Adney | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Isa Adney

Making a dream come true is a long, laborious process. It requires incredible patience and resilience. Choose a dream for which the work is something you can see yourself getting up for every morning, because to make a dream come true you'll have to be willing to work harder and more strategically and with more focus, discipline, and dedication than anyone else.

On Being Unbowed

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 01.08.2015 | Black Voices
Safiya Jafari Simmons

With the new year, what I feel in addition to excitement is a renewed confidence in my community, a belief that no matter what comes or what the future holds, we can make it, because we made it through last year.

Cancer: The Antithesis of Birth

Ronda Lee | Posted 01.08.2015 | Women
Ronda Lee

Cancer is something that I did not worry much about. Heart disease and diabetes ran in my family. They concerned me. Cancer is like grief. You do not completely understand its stronghold until it knocks on your door.

7 Things Resilient Employees Do Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

The economy, the way people want to live and work, and a whole host of other factors are changing the way work gets done. Some companies are adapting right along with the changes, but many are having difficulties.

Holiday Stress Tip: Enjoy the Ride

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living

Your to-do list might not get smaller. You might not finish everything on it. But the holidays, like your life, are here! Throw yourself into the good things while they last.

What I Learned From a Town Threatened by Lava

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 01.05.2015 | Hawaii
Wendy Fontaine

I just spent 10 days vacationing in a community whose existence is threatened by a slow-moving wave of hot molten rock, and ever since I got home, I haven't been able to stop thinking about tiny Pahoa. There's more to this town than you might think.

Make 2015 the Year You Become More Resilient

Kare Anderson | Posted 12.31.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Kare Anderson

Helicopter parenting and micro-managing leadership both move us towards learned helplessness and away from resilience. Truly caring for others means w...

My Two-Legged Dog's Journey From Egypt to New York to Kansas to a College Town in Pennsylvania

Domenick Scudera | Posted 12.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Lucky is more than a dog; he is a symbol. For some, he is a symbol of resilience and perseverance, a canine "It Gets Better" story. For others, he is an affirmation of life and hope. To me, he is the best of what it means to be a dog: remaining positive, living in the moment, providing unconditional love.

10 Years on, What the Tsunami Taught Me

BRAC | Posted 12.26.2014 | Impact

10 years on, let's take a moment to remember lives lost, and fundamentally changed in an instant. And let's pause to reflect and wonder at the resilience and hope within all of us. Today, almost anywhere on Sri Lanka's coastline, you would hardly know the magnitude of horrors endured there.

Learning Resilience From a Master

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Matisse embodies what people refer to today as resilience. With passion and perseverance, he navigated his way through this challenging period and found beauty in the darkness.

Heading Into Darkness to Reclaim the Light

Ken Brack | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Brack

For many people, this last stretch into the holidays is the pits. Those of us who grieve, battle depression, or for anyone whose life seems to be s...

An Ebola Fighter Named Moses Leads Orphans to Safety

Amy Spies | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Amy Spies

Moses treads a lonely trail through Ebola barricades to provide psychosocial aid so that these traumatized victims do not become another lost generation.

Alena Hall

This Teacher Is Battling Homelessness, But Finds Strength In Her Students And Kids (How To Help) | Alena Hall | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact

For Raquel Tillett, the holiday season does not bring a bounty of presents beneath a tree or a feast on a decorated dinner table. Instead, this 44-yea...

3 Ways to Make Peace with Holiday Sweets -- and Avoid a Sugar Overdose

meQuilibrium | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living

When you treat your body and mind with loving care, you are able to be more present with the people and situations around you. More than chocolate bark or gingerbread, that's the sign of a sweet holiday.

Finding Little Moments of Joy This Holiday Season

Rachel Verlik | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

So when it all gets real crazy in December, find those moments in the season that bring you joy. It helps you slow down, even momentarily, to remember what this time of year is about and how to enjoy the wild ride of December.

A Tale Of Two Cities

Gary H. Cohen | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Gary H. Cohen

Just when it appeared we had achieved consensus that climate change was a major threat to our health and our communities, enter Inhofe and his supporters to launch us back to a worldview when the Earth was flat and tobacco smoke was good for you. Come January, God help us.

Trauma and Resiliency

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

We salute all parents in the audience tonight who created families thru adoption, me included. November is National Adoption Month. I thank all of you who were inspired to support the kids "left behind" after you adopted your children.

5 Words That Broke My Mom's Heart (And How She Responded)

Renee Jain | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

I ate lunch alone for months and remained stoic until one day I came home, went straight to my room and burst into tears. The pain of my loneliness could no longer be contained. My mom came in and sat down on the bed beside me.

How Giving Back Helps This Man Take Charge Of His Illness

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact

When Randy Stein was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he was far from surprised. After experiencing numbness in his hands for years, and later s...