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Resilience

The First New York Screening of the Documentary Flying Paper Closes the Interaction Design and Children Conference

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 08.31.2013 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

Flying Paper is focused on these kids and it gathers insight from their perspective on several levels -- the children talk to the cameras while they craft kites and at times the kids film the other kids and the kite-flying.

Trauma in Civilian Clothes

Mindy Utay | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Mindy Utay

Without minimizing the horrific trauma of veterans of war, I believe that trauma in subtler forms can still devastate the human psyche.

Resilient Power -- A New Business Case for Clean Energy

Lewis Milford | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green
Lewis Milford

You don't have to be an environmentalist to buy or invest in clean energy. You should do that if you simply want to keep your lights on during the next storm.

Extreme Resiliency: Owning Where We Are

Michelle Renee | Posted 07.30.2013 | Style
Michelle Renee

A client said to me yesterday, "The worst part is that he makes me feel like I am a burden." This is a sensitive one to address when speaking to someo...

We Served Too: Remembering Civilian Sacrifices Made on Behalf of Country and Honoring Those Who Serve Alongside the Military in Conflict Zones

Anne Speckhard | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Anne Speckhard

On behalf of those who died, we can never thank them or their families enough for the ultimate sacrifice they made for our country. Alongside that salute we now also need to begin to honor the oft forgotten civilians who also serve in high threat security environments alongside the military.

7 Tips For Becoming Your Most Genuine Self

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

How can we identify and overcome the old characteristics and attitudes within ourselves that hurt us in our lives today? How can we separate what is us and what is a repetition of someone else? Here are some fundamental ways to become the real you.

What To Do When You're Forced Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Rightfully so, unforeseen changes cause distress, uncertainty, and a pressing sense of fear. So what are we to do when our habits are interrupted and our stability is tested? Keep these few truths in minds when the comfort rug is swept from under your feet.

We Served Too: Some Thoughts After Benghazi Regarding Resilience of Civilians Deployed in Conflict Zones and High Threat Security Posts

Anne Speckhard | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Anne Speckhard

Soldiers are well trained and prepared psychologically to face armed conflict. Civilian contractors, government servants and diplomats -- who serve alongside and in support of our military -- are not as well trained, prepared or supported pre, during and post deployment as their military counterparts.

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.

"Resilience" Expanding Support for Renewable Energy

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Last week, the wine-making town of Sebastopol became the second California city after Lancaster to require that solar panels be installed in all new b...

The Song Of The Unlikely Survivor / My Beautiful Life

Robert Levithan | Posted 07.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

Recently I attended a forum titled "Is This My Beautiful Life?" It focused on the veterans of the front lines of AIDS: activists and survivors. Like veterans of Vietnam and Iraq, many have not fully recovered. I seem to have. However, there's a deep grief that fills my heart.

Urban Resilience for a New Century

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

We can't know for sure when or where the next crisis will hit -- only that it will. But despite these certainties, most cities are woefully unprepared to manage these shocks. Now is the time to help cities build resilience.

After the Marathon Bombings: A Firsthand Account

Tara Skurtu | Posted 07.01.2013 | Crime
Tara Skurtu

The thing that struck me was the number of spectators who returned to the scene, and I keep hearing about more. That man in the cowboy hat, pinching off someone's exposed artery with his bare hands. The woman who ran back to the site to cradle a child.

Glenn Close's Sister Writing Memoir About Mental Illness

AP | Posted 04.26.2013 | Books

NEW YORK -- The youngest sister of actress Glenn Close is working on a memoir about her struggles with mental illness. Grand Central Publishing annou...

Could This Change In Thinking Lead To Happiness?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Whether you want more happiness, less stress, or to build your resilience reserves, the key is to get FAT -- flexible, accurate and thorough -- about your thinking. The ripple effects will astound you.

LOOK: 7 Ways Women Can Reduce Stress

HeartMath LLC | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

Many of the changes that come through our ever-evolving lives create stressful moments. Who hasn't lost sleep over worrying about an exam, a sick child or an important meeting at work, the loss of a loved one?

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.

10 Things I Will Try to Remember About That Week in Boston

Gary Nelson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Gary Nelson

Dedication, bravery and a willingness to help total strangers is the real story in Boston. Even though we are capable of causing great harm to others, we are also capable of extraordinary acts of goodness. We need to be reminded of that daily.

Terror Management Theory and the Boston Marathon Tragedy

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Americans all feel closer to the city of Boston. Even Yankees fans can put aside their rivalry in the face of tragedy. Why do we feel closer to others in times of crisis? There is a prominent framework in social psychology called "terror management theory" that helps us to understand this behavior.

Six Messages for a Child

Pam Allyn | Posted 06.19.2013 | Parents
Pam Allyn

As an educator and advocate for children, I get many queries after tragedy, especially about how we can help our children cope with what they have heard and seen. I hope these simple messages help.

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.

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."

Let Us Grieve First

Robert Slayton | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Slayton

So give us a brief time to cry, to grieve. Something really bad happened. Let us work through our emotions. Then after that, spit in the eye of fate and the madmen, be proud of our cities and our nationality, and gain revenge in normality.

Boston Strong

Shelby Doherty | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

The men and women who ran into the scene of the explosions, risking their lives to help save another, is an act that shows just how strong this community is. The ability for complete strangers to come together as one during times of crisis is something that is larger than life.

The New Pope's Real Business Challenge: Supplying Accountability Is Francis' Defining Job

David Reimer | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
David Reimer

What about IP generation or seizing the advantages of technological disruption? What does innovation mean to the Church? And how does it reconcile an ethos of forgiveness and salvation with a disciplined and unflinching response to clergy who have been molesters?