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From PTSD to Peace: An Inspirational Story

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

My role as a psychotherapist is not to advocate particular responses or causes. My point is that in order to recover from the large and small wars we all experience, we would all do well to follow Eric's example of using trauma as an opening for change.

Want to Raise Resilient Kids? A Navy SEAL Says Always Do This

Bill Murphy Jr. | Posted 04.13.2016 | Parents
Bill Murphy Jr.

Like any self-improvement program, increasing resiliency requires demonstrating a commitment. And if you hope to inspire others, such as your children, it's doubly important.

3 Keys To Spring Cleaning Your Mind -- And Your Life

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living

What's in your space reflects what's in your head--which is why clearing it out can have such a positive impact on your energy, outlook, and stress levels. Here are three ways to get started:

#TalkToMe: A Survivor's Story of Resilience

Lara Fielding | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
Lara Fielding

My (future) mother-in-law is an icon of resilience! Tati, as her loved ones call her, has survived three dictators: her father, Hitler and Fidel Castro.

Foster Youth Take on 14,000-foot Mt. Shasta

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 04.04.2016 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

On Father's Day weekend, I will once again don my climbing boots, grab the ice axe and head up the snowy flanks of 14,000-foot Mt. Shasta in far North...


Sheila Hamilton | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Sheila Hamilton

Now, I know the grief. I know the denial, I know the anger of being a survivor. I know how it feels to be left with unanswerable questions, and unsolvable paradoxes. Survivors try to understand suicide the way children try to solve a Rubik's cube -- but the colors never line up.

Africa's Female Entrepreneurs, Part I: Rita Ribeiro-Sales, Designing a Better World

O'Brien Browne | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Our first interviewee, Rita, runs a successful architectural practice in Maputo, Mozambique.

Beyond Fragile States: Spotting Fragile Cities is Key

Manal Omar | Posted 04.01.2016 | World
Manal Omar

Fragile states are tremendous problems when viewed at the national level, and no uniform set of prescriptions fits every unique situation. Sometimes, the key is to focus in on local conflicts where symptoms can be more easily identified and treated.

Dear Divorcee: Your Future Abundance Relies on Today's Resilience and Acceptance

Bill Douglas | Posted 03.31.2016 | Divorce
Bill Douglas

Divorce rarely comes without some degree of grief, fear or anxiety. Two people do not marry with the intention of parting. When my marriage did not su...

Beyond The Paycheck: Finding Your Connection To Work

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living

You cultivate this inner mission by bringing your values and goals to the surface, and then connecting them to what you do each day. Here are four questions to help you get started, plus one action to take right now.

The Surprising Key to Resilience

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The popular image of the resilient as invincible individuals, unattached and unaffected by loss could not be more wrong. They have more interpersonal awareness and empathy than most.

The Four Keys To Well-Being

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Our brains are constantly being shaped wittingly or unwittingly -- most of the time unwittingly. Through the intentional shaping of our minds, we can shape our brains in ways that would enable these four fundamental constituents of well-being to be strengthened. In that way, we can take responsibility for our own minds.

Role of cities in the fight against climate change

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Cities are both the victims and the causes of climate change. Urban centers are the key contributor to climate change as nodes ...

Science Explains Why Time Doesn't Necessarily Heal Emotional Pain

Amy Morin | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

The stronger you become, the more resilient you'll be to life's stressors -- both big and small. Increasing your resilience requires intentional practice, but it's well worth the effort. Building mental strength increases your ability to heal your psychological wounds.

Persistent Resilience: It's a Matter of Head and Heart

Randy Pennington | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

Sooner or later you will have to choose--do you take an action that is painful, or do you suffer an even worse consequence by doing nothing?

The Beauty of Resilience

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN

And then resilience enters the room, the most elegant of emotional beings; glowing; refined; a reminder that even a flicker of light glows amid the darkness. And we can save our tiny ship of troubles from life's stormy seas once again.

A 20-Year Journey to Gratitude, Love and Resilience -- How My Mother's Murder Made Me a Better Man

John-Michael Knowles | Posted 03.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
John-Michael Knowles

Through no fault of our own, my siblings and I became instant victims of domestic violence. In a flash, we'd been robbed of our childhood and were living out a sordid soap opera. A single shot leaving a hole in our family, that could never be filled, nor replaced.

8 Ways Resilient People Approach Life, Love and Success.

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Resilient people have a sense of grit at their core. They are persistent and tough-minded in the face of failure, loss, heartbreak, success and challenge. They are committed. Whatever they pursue is met with their full attention and nothing less.

The Night I Took Shame Out to Dinner

Kelli Finley | Posted 03.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kelli Finley

I decided the first step in my relationship with shame was to do again what I was afraid of earlier. Go back out into the world and read my book with the cover that makes me feel vulnerable and if somebody asks what I am reading, share and connect. A combination that is rare today.

Bossy Kids? 8 Ways to Flip the Order of Command for Everyone's Sake

Tamar Chansky | Posted 03.16.2016 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

We have all had that aha moment when we find ourselves searching in the closet for an elusive shin guard while our child stands there tapping their feet impatiently, like an imperious supervisor, disappointed in our performance. Aren't we the ones who are supposed to be in charge?

Could Unlearning Help Our College Mental Health Crisis?

Kristen Lee | Posted 03.14.2016 | College
Kristen Lee

We have a great deal of unlearning to do. We must think with as much care and caution as humanly possible. We are filled with far too much bias and centric ways, leading to inaccurate judgments and decisions.

49 Practical Ways to Raise Kids Who Will Cope

Anna Partridge | Posted 03.14.2016 | Parents
Anna Partridge

As parents, we want to raise kids who will be able to cope in life. We want our kids to 'deal effectively with something difficult'. That, by definiti...

How to Prevail Over the Paralyzing Post-Failure Emotional Cocktail

Bill Douglas | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business
Bill Douglas

Emotions can be good, they can be not so good, and sometimes they can be paralyzing. Of course we all love the good emotions and we're proud when we ...

4 Easy Ways to Bounce Back After a Setback

Lori Rochino | Posted 03.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lori Rochino

Don't let the guilt or embarrassment of not following through on your goals prevent you from moving forward with your positive habits. While not always easy, bouncing back can be simple if you take it one stop at a time. Follow these four steps and you'll be on the right path to success.

10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me as a Teenage Boy

Patrick Cook-Deegan | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Patrick Cook-Deegan

If young men were taught to follow their hearts more, we would live in a very different world. Instead, most young male hearts are wounded and armored. Laying down the armor and opening up the heart is the first step to experiencing the true fullness of a deeply meaningful human life.