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5 Ways to Become More Resilient

Bob Miglani | Posted 04.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Bob Miglani

All of us have something we've learned to do that makes us special. It doesn't matter if others can do it -- what matters is that we have capabilities. Pointing that out to ourselves feeds our mind seeds of strength that will blossom into the flowers of resiliency.

Lessons Learned in Boston: Creative Arts Expression As a Path Toward Recovery and Resilience

Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts
Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH

The city is united in important ways, resolute and ready to run that race again -- this time with the whole world looking on. Terrorism failed in Boston, and I think there are lessons to be learned from the last year of Boston's recovery about resilience in general.

How To Care For Yourself When You're A Caregiver

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Self care is non-negotiable. Unchecked, the stress of caregiving will eat at your relationships, hamper your work outside the home, and make you sick. The person you're caring for deserves better -- and so do you.

Easter Stories, Passover Stories and the Families Who Tell Them

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 04.10.2014 | Religion
Marshall P. Duke

This year, at both Passover seders and Easter family gatherings, in addition to telling the grand Passover and Easter stories, find some time to tell the parallel individual family stories.

The Adult Student as Your Prospective Employee

Dr. Mika Nash | Posted 04.07.2014 | Education
Dr. Mika Nash

Not having the luxury to devote one's entire focus toward school forces a heightened sense of time management and organization. It creates a motivation to compartmentalize wherever possible as a way of feeling productive at the end of a day.

7 Ways To Get Your Kid Over Their College Rejection

Julie Fingersh | Posted 03.28.2014 | Fifty
Julie Fingersh

Parents, you're up. You've got before you one of the most powerful teachable moments ever. And even if you think your teen would rather skin themselves alive than have this conversation with you, just know that you are singularly qualified to help them grieve, reframe and move forward.

5 Hidden Blessings of Heartache

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Heartache may seem like a loss initially, but its broader gain becomes evident in time. If we temporarily put aside the angst associated with damaged love and decipher its crucial function in our lives, we can mend our heartbreak and blanket ourselves in its hidden blessings.

3 Ways You Zap Happiness (And How To Get It Back)

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Happiness is an approach to life. It's a mindset that, sure, includes moments of glee, but is really about responding to those ups and downs and diagonals with a commitment to health. When you pair an attitude of happiness with the skills of resilience, you can keep from being dragged down by everyday stressors, giving you a better shot at staying buoyant.

How Much Do You Value Your Freedom?

Jo Warwick | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women
Jo Warwick

With each surrender of your attention, energy and time accepting other people's expectations, regulations and perceptions without question or resistance, you're slowly building a prison for yourself.

Do You Have Grit?

Darlene Mininni, PhD, MPH | Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Darlene Mininni, PhD, MPH

Have you ever wanted to give up on something that you really, really wanted because it was just too darn hard to keep trying? You can't run one more step, write one more word, endure one more dead end? Join the club.

Risk-Taking for Your Children: How Much Is Enough?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We look to strike the right balance that will enable our children to experience life fully -- which means taking some risks -- and protecting them from experiences in which the potential costs outweigh the potential benefits.

The Simple Modern Prayer That Captures Timeless Truths About Wisdom, Trust And Happiness

Posted 03.18.2014 | Religion

If you are familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous, have ever read Kurt Vonnegut’s 'Slaughterhouse Five' or saw the recent Denzel Washington movie 'Fligh...

7 Things Resilient Couples Do Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

When a relationship hits a rough patch, it can be easy to think pessimistically. Thinking optimistically isn't about rainbows and unicorns, rather, it's about being realistic. Optimistic thinkers are able to identify solutions that haven't yet been tried. In addition, optimistic thinkers zero in on what they can control, influence or leverage.

The Syria Crisis at Three Years

Sima Bahous | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Sima Bahous

This week the Syria crisis reached another ominous milestone, passing the three-year mark with no clear sign of an end to the death, destruction and suffering that have plagued the Syrian people since 2011.

What Happens When You Find Purpose At Work

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living

The truth is, if you want more out of your work, there's more purpose to be found. Doing meaningful work needn't be some elusive cultural ideal reserved for the wealthy or the lucky. Instead, it starts with what you most deeply believe.

Developing Resilience: How to Bounce Back From Setbacks

Robert L. Dilenschneider | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Robert L. Dilenschneider

How can you tap into the power of a setback -- and make it work for you? I have nine recommendations.

We All Deserve Access to Great Opportunities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Budgeting for Resilience: A Vital Step to Strengthen and Protect Our Communities

Vicki Arroyo | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Vicki Arroyo

Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Unfortunately, that aptly describes the federal government's fiscally short-sighted response to climate change and its impacts, such as more droughts, wildfires and severe storms.

5 Things That Scare Me Most About Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Stress alone doesn't makes you a better, stronger person. What makes you resilient is the way in which you shift and strengthen your response to the stress around you.

What Is Education For?

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 03.05.2014 | Education
Axelle Tessandier

Looking at the world through the heart, and not only from the mind, does not mean you have no control over yourself or your emotions. Intuition, empathy, resilience, curiosity are imperative to face the challenges of tomorrow.

Can't-Miss Business Books for Spring and Summer

Adam Grant | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

In the past three months, readers have asked what's coming next. After reading a series of gems, and hearing the buzz about others, here are the spring and summer arrivals that I'm eagerly awaiting.

Say It So You Lift Your Spirits

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Even non-Scandinavians and optimists can feel their moods dampen during the dark of night. Luckily there are some easy ways to lift your spirits. Here...

This Will Help You Avoid Catching Secondhand Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Researchers have long known about the phenomenon of contagious stress. Partly, it's a function of our brains being wired to mirror the actions and emotions of others.

Teach Your Child to Think Like an Olympic Athlete: 7 Strategies to Increase Mental Agility

Tamar Chansky | Posted 02.24.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Are Olympians immune to thoughts of doubt, dread, self-criticism, pressure and perfectionism? No, these superstars have the same doubts we hear in our minivans driving our own kids home from sports

Chronic Illness' Opportunity for Patients and Providers

Riva Greenberg | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

While I don't think anyone with a chronic illness would chose it, many of us have found it has added something to our lives we're not sure we want to give up. And in many ways, it has made us the best of ourselves.