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Resiliency

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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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
meQuilibrium

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
BRAC

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.

Reflections on Building a Resilient Self

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

I share this letter because as part of the resiliency building process, I have built a network of support. That support has led me to find peace within and to realize all the good that came from the relationship I built and rebuilt with my mother.

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.

5 Lessons About Parenting From the Movie Boyhood

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Take care of yourself as a parent. Your kids are watching you. They need to see that life is worth living as an adult. It's hard for kids to be happy when their parents are sad.

The Art of Coming Completely Undone

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Four months ago, with the help of my wife and therapy team, I did something I never imagined I could do -- I walked into the police station and made a video deposition against one of the men who sexually abused me when I was a trusting child.

Notes From the Margins

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Shifting my outlook in this way has allowed me to be more attuned to what I like to call "signposts" that help me along the way. I thought I would share with you a few of those "signposts" that I've stumbled upon this past week.

Are You Cultivating Resiliency?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

There is a mysterious force underlying everything in this world, and it has an unseen hand in all parts of our life from our job, to our relationships...

Why You Must Play With Your Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.13.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am not suggesting that you make a u-turn and start being your teen's friend. I'm suggesting instead that you remember to teach your child about the importance of work, the importance of love and the importance of play.

3 Clues That You Need to Regroup

Michelle Renee | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

Are you ignoring the clues telling you it is time to regroup or are you open, aware and making the changes you need to make to say yes to living a resilient, in the now, awakened life?

Protecting Our Air Is Protecting Our Oceans

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Whether it be for actions taken by the EPA or the State Department, congratulations to the Obama Administration are due for leadership on both carbon emissions and marine conservation. Let these efforts be the first of many.

Falling Up

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

We rush to superimpose our own problem-solving prowess and metrics of success on young people who benefit most from establishing their own.

Finding a Big Data "Safe Space" for the Energy Sector

Peter Gardett | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Peter Gardett

The ongoing debate over the potential removal of an export ban on crude oil that could finally open global markets to U.S. crude oil supply would also challenge existing data collection and analysis practices, all at a time when access to energy is a key component of global security and U.S. geopolitical power.