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Resilience

When Not Making the Team Is A Victory

Sarah Trillin | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Sarah Trillin

No one wants to watch helplessly while his or her child is in pain. But everything we know about how we can help our children become resilient adults points to the fact that this is something that we have to be willing to do as parents.

The Importance Of Humor In The Toughest Of Times

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living

It's one thing to maintain a sense of humor on a day-to-day basis, and another to be able laugh through a life-threatening diagnosis. Yet Alex Nil...

3 Ways To Keep Your Cool During The Holidays

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Your goal is to shift how you perceive and react to a button-pushing person. To do that, you need to replace the negative-seeking lens through which you view this person for a positive one.

Are You a Caregiver? Four Ways to Use Mindfulness to Boost Well-Being

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Any way you look at it, the number of adults who regularly care for a sick or disabled family member is staggering. More than 40 percent of Americans -- that tops 240 million -- wear the mantle of caregiver, an emotionally, physically and mentally taxing job.

Authenticity in Leadership Presence

Beth Weinstock | Posted 01.11.2015 | Women
Beth Weinstock

What I find encouraging in this research is the permission for more men to display their more "feminine" aspects with less fear that they will be seen as less powerful, and equally important, that women can feel less inhibited in showing their softer sides when in positions of leadership.

How One Woman's Resilience Affected An Entire Community

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Within two months of Dr. Judith Rodin arriving at the University of Pennsylvania as the college's president, she was faced with the aftermath of a mur...

What You Accomplished This Halloween (And Didn't Even Realize)

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

You don't need to relegate facing fear to one ritualized day a year that involves a lot of candy! Make a habit throughout the year of noting down your greatest fears and challenging them, costumed or not. Here are a few of our trusted strategies for neutralizing fear.

A Key Lesson from Superstorm Sandy: We Still Need a Rainy Day Fund

Steven Cohen | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

I see this as a national problem requiring a national solution. The storm may have hit New York two years ago, but it will hit somewhere else this year. If we act as a national community, we can spread the risk and the cost.

Why It Was Worth Facing Down My Fear Of The Dark

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.02.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Ask yourself, what's my mission? What here is bigger than the fear? When you have that core, you can do the work that builds resilience. Examine and challenge your fear-based thoughts. Celebrate your little victories. Then go out and run your race.

Superstorm Sandy Two Years Later: New York Is Becoming More Resilient But More Is Needed

Frances Beinecke | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

There is no single fix that can make our region more resilient in the face of climate change. But by working in our communities and at the national level, we can defuse this threat. Here are six areas where additional attention is greatly warranted.

Why We're So Scared Of Being Alone (And How To Cope)

meQuilibrium | Posted 12.26.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Solitude isn't about cutting yourself off from humanity, or hiding out in a cabin in the woods. It's about balancing stimulation and rest so that you're not a scary stranger to yourself. A deep, sustaining confidence comes from knowing you can be good company to yourself.

Recalibrating the Mind of Our Nation's Warriors

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

Some common misperceptions and incorrect assumptions about TBI and PTSD among warriors are pervasive and must be changed. We must eliminate the stigma and rapidly expand effective treatment offerings to those who need them most.

The Missing Smart Power Chapter

Peter Fox-Penner, PhD | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Peter Fox-Penner, PhD

This fall, Island Press released an Anniversary Edition of Smart Power, allowing me to supplement the original text with forewords from industry leade...

Prevention Is Key to Building Resilient Cities

Shalini Vajjhala | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Shalini Vajjhala

Though California was a model in building for earthquake preparedness, American cities are largely not prepared to take on other severe forms of weather. Focusing on prevention when building city infrastructure could save enormous sums of money, time and even lives the next time a devastating storm hits.

How to Talk With Your Child (And Yourself) About Ebola

Tamar Chansky | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

The problem facing most Americans is not the Ebola virus, it's our anxiety about the Ebola virus.

Raising a Risk Taker

Sean Slade | Posted 12.14.2014 | Education
Sean Slade

When we hear the phrase "risk taking," we often think of harm or danger. However, the act of growing, developing, and discovering yourself necessarily involves risk.

Missteps in Resiliency (And Why They Might Be Good for You)

Rachel Verlik | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

I'm starting to realize this is in iterative process -- there is no finish line or end game. I'm adjusting my resiliency journey to be more focused on awareness and forgiveness of missteps, because that is where the true resiliency shows up.

DWI: My Parenting Philosophy

Darah Zeledon | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Darah Zeledon

As a veteran mom of five -- no, I'm not retiring yet! -- the moniker of my long-standing parenting philosophy is: DWI. No, it doesn't stand for driving while intoxicated. Rather, it stands for: DEAL WITH IT.

Mile Markers

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

A marathon reminds us to be more selfless, to be the cheering crowd for those around us. Life is not all a competition of aggressiveness and speed to reach the next mile. There is only a personal best that truly matters. We all have our own pace that we know we want to keep, and it is the support that we give as well as feel that makes the run enjoyable.

Workplace Bully -- So Not Cool!

Avril Brikkels | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Avril Brikkels

Despite many organizations seeking an authentic workplace culture, behaviors of bullying causing lack of expression, is still evident at large.

How To Tell If Your Teen Is Stressed (And What To Do About It)

meQuilibrium | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

When you're helping someone build resilience, you're a witness, guide, and resource while that person undergoes the struggle. What you want is for your teen to come through the academic pressure or the break up of a friendship with a stronger sense of self and belief in his or her abilities.

How to Take the Procrastination Out of Homework and Jumpstart the Process

Tamar Chansky | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Kids will try anything to not start homework. And who can blame them? Starting is hard. In fact, it's the hardest part.

Grit: Your Secret Success Strategy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Grit is having both the passion and the perseverance to achieve a goal, and grit often predicts who achieves the highest levels of success in school and at work.

Playing With Parkinson's

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

Simply put, Sangeeta created new ways to make music -- using breakfast bowls, tabletops, found objects, his omnipresent bag of pills, and his Parkinson's-compromised voice.

The Power of Story and Metaphor

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

We all have our story -- and our story is us. Our past is brought carried into our present, and it becomes our companion in the future as well. Our life becomes richer and more fulfilling when we learn that our story is simply that -- a story.