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What a Pre-Teen Taught Me About Rebounding From a Loss

Julie Halpert | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Julie Halpert

There's been much discussion recently of helicopter parents and concerns that they're stifling the ability of young people to weather disappointment. We fear this generation lacks resilience, the ability to rebound from even the smallest crisis.

Turning 50 Can Be an Adventure

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.02.2015 | Travel
Michelle Renee

I turn 50 in four days. I remember being in my 30's thinking, wow, my 40's are going to be amazing. I find myself saying the exact same thing but with a different number just up ahead of me.

Marking the 3rd Anniversary of Sandy: Rebuilding a Resilient Home

Erik Rancatore | Posted 10.29.2015 | New York
Erik Rancatore

Diane's home, her community, were ripped apart with the winds and rains of the unforgiving storm. The pain of Sandy was multiplied when a fire raged through Breezy Point, in which 130 homes were burned to the ground.

Let's Talk About Vulnerability and Resiliency

Ann Fry | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ann Fry

Perhaps you had a fairly easy and uncomplicated life -- grew up in a wonderful place, with an in-tact family, stayed in that place after completing school, created your career, started your own family and life is good. That's awesome. I admire you. However, for many others, it didn't go like that.

Performing Under Pressure: Martian Style

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

We all have our unique pressure moments -- situation in which we have something at stake and the outcome is dependent on our performance -- but I think we would all agree that being stuck on Mars with a limited supply of food and water and help being 140 million miles away would be a pressure moment for all of us.

Standing Up to Poverty in Our Schools: Because Every Child Is Ours

Ginger Lerner-Wren | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Ginger Lerner-Wren

It seems that the combined educational and community based social service model implemented by Every Child is Ours was more than a benevolent program. It was a structural resiliency educational innovation which provided evidence based, measurable results.

Truth Telling Through Shame

Michelle Frost | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Frost

I was thinking about trust today. Trust is such a funny thing. We trust our intuition, we don't trust our government, we trust the work will get done, we trust God, we don't trust politicians. We trust and we don't trust. We can be on either side of the coin, on just about any subject.

How to Stay Optimistic During Tough Times

Bob Miglani | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Bob Miglani

I believe in order for us stay optimistic during tough times, we must be proactive about who we look to for hope, how we explain adversity to ourselves and whom we interact with.

Post-Sandy Rebuilding For Resiliency: Lessons From Long Beach, NY

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.27.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

I continue to believe that we need to recognize this fact of American life and create a form of federal reconstruction insurance to provide guaranteed funding to rebuild communities after disaster has struck. We cannot leave reconstruction finance in the unsteady hands of the U.S. Congress.

Where's Heaven, Part 2 -- Relapse

Michelle Frost | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michelle Frost

The only thing that was worse than having my child diagnosed with cancer was the shattered belief that it was cured. Insidiously, it came marching bac...

Detecting Leadership Buy-in for Work-life Change: 5 Indicators for HR Professionals

Kyra Cavanaugh | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Kyra Cavanaugh

When the human-resources staff of a company or organization reaches out to an HR/work-life consultancy, it's usually because they've gotten the green light to implement some kind of change in their organization--culture, flextime, resiliency, etc.

If They Only Knew: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

"My career just hasn't gone the way I wanted it to," a friend just told me over lunch. He quickly followed up with "but everything seems to be working for you." He didn't say it to be snide or even envious, just as I don't recount that conversation now to be boastful. He was just stating what was, to him, a fact. I hear it a lot.

6 Ways To Overcome A Life Challenge

Mary Holloway | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Holloway

Whether you're still in the midst of the storm or idling in the aftermath, the truth is that you have to reach down and make the decision that although you may have had no control over what happened to you, you do have control over how you respond and move forward. These six tips will help start you on that journey...

A Pink Cast Heals More Than Bones

Angelina Massoia | Posted 06.27.2015 | College
Angelina Massoia

We've all been there. We have one of those weeks that make you want to stay in bed and cuddle your dog. Any combination of school, work, relationship, health, and personal drama seems unbearable as it simultaneously bombards you.

Plan for the Future: Use the Social Cost of Carbon

Rep. Scott Peters | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Rep. Scott Peters

Recently, the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee reviewed legislation that contained a provision that took me aback: Bar government agencies from considering the social cost of increasing levels of carbon in their analyses and rules. That approach is dangerous to our environment, economy, and security.

Need a Lift? 3 Stories of Resilience At Its Best

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

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.

Bigotry Hits US-Born Latino Teens Harder than Immigrant Teens

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

If it sucks to be an adolescent, it sucks more to be an immigrant teenager in a new country. Take all the angst that faces every teen, then add language barriers, cultural confusion, discrimination, and general discombobulation. It's not pretty, is it?

Living in Pencil

Rachel Verlik | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

Living in pencil has allowed me permission to be flexible and reminded me it's okay to readjust. I'm still working towards my goals, just not in the order I thought.

Experts Brainstorm Ways To Fund Cities To Withstand Disasters

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2015 | Green

By Alisa Tang BANGKOK, Feb 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments must persuade businesses to invest in protecting cities from ...

Your Resiliency GPS

BJ Gallagher | Posted 03.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
BJ Gallagher

The past few years have been increasingly more challenging for me, as I've been taking on increasing responsibilities for my elderly mother's care, he...

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Resiliency and Nostalgic Reverie

Steven Schlozman, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2015 | 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?

10 Years on, What the Tsunami Taught Me

BRAC | Posted 02.25.2015 | 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.

8 Ways to Raise Kids With Grit

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

When I was in graduate school we were taught that individuals are either born with the magical quality of resiliency or not. These days we have learned that resiliency or the ability to bounce back from difficult situations and even how to handle tricky situations can be taught. Here's how...

Beyond-the-Grid Is Not Just About Light, It's About Resiliency

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

While disaster relief efforts are extremely important, we should see more beyond-the-grid solar home systems and lanterns as part of disaster preparedness and resilience-building efforts, rather than simply as a reaction to disasters.

The Haunting of Our Past

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Our story is our past, and our past is our story. Much of the hurt we carry around with us is a stowaway from our past -- our inability to let go of what once was in order to grasp hold of what now is.