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Resilience

Raising a Risk Taker

Sean Slade | Posted 10.14.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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 10.16.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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.

Resiliency In Wonderland

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

Whenever I go back to visit my parents in the upstate New York city where I grew up, I run into old childhood friends and classmates who have stayed i...

Top 10 Characteristics of Resilient Professionals

Neil Seligman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Neil Seligman

Attempting to control the world is always going to be futile. Yet there is one common factor within the ever-changing Universe that you can rely upon. You.

The 4 Questions Parents Should Ask Before Helping a Child

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

As the school year progresses, many parents want to know how they can help their child learn. We asked teachers and educators, "What are the two traits parents should focus on to assist children this school year?"

Four Things the NFL Can Do to Stop Abuse and Keep Players on the Field

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 09.26.2014 | Sports
Jane Ellen Stevens

By learning about the science of childhood adversity, and following the lead of many other organizations that are becoming trauma-informed, the NFL could have players whose families are happier and healthier, it could have better players.

Defining the Third Metric for Young People: Ensuring Well-Being Programs for Children, Across the Board

Rose Pennington | Posted 09.25.2014 | Education
Rose Pennington

Reaching beyond the home, it is important for schools to incorporate themes such as resilience, gratitude and optimism into day to day activities and conversations.

L.A.'s Drought Response: An Open Letter to Mayor Garcetti and the Office of Sustainability

Lisa Novick | Posted 09.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

We must respond to the urgency of drought and loss of biodiversity, and we must promote landscaping that feeds either people or wildlife. We don't have the water or the time to waste on anything else.

The Graying of Trauma: Revisiting Vietnam's POWs

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.19.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

An extraordinarily stressful experience, such as war captivity in early adulthood, can reverberate throughout a lifetime and influence later well-being, but many factors shape the outcome.

Kannagi-Pattini - a Symbol of Resilience to the Women Left Behind

Prashanthi Jayasekara | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Prashanthi Jayasekara

Every 90 minutes, a woman is raped in Sri Lanka, and is the fifth-worst country in the world for domestic abuse. Yet we boast of our achievements in the millennium development goals and human development indicators. This begs the question, what kind of 'development' are we talking about?

Resilience and the Arts

Lane Harwell | Posted 09.16.2014 | New York
Lane Harwell

This National Preparedness Month, New York's arts and cultural communities continue responding to superstorm Sandy, which hit the state nearly two ye...

Your Child's School Success? It's All in Your Head

Hilary Wilce | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Schools and teachers work hard to offer a good education to their students, and a cheerful, willing child who is able to meet them halfway and absorb what they have to offer will do well in their care.

Overcoming Adversity, a Step at a Time

Jay Scott | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

What does taking a single step mean to you? Did you walk to work this morning, or simply walk to the car to drive to work? Did you walk to the kitchen to grab coffee or take the dog for a walk around the block?

What Robin Williams Can Teach Us to Do for Each Other

Tamar Chansky | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

And we want to help. And we're afraid to. We're afraid of not knowing what to say. We're afraid of looking too closely into the deep and bottomless well of someone else's unhappiness, afraid of how those dark waters may beckon to us.

The Right Questions to Ask to Help Kids Take Charge of Back-to-School Fears

Tamar Chansky | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

A better way. Instead of trying to talk your child out of their fears by rushing in with reassurances that aren't helping anyway, help your child come to these very good and reasonable conclusions you are offering, on their own steam, by flipping them around and asking the right questions.

Ten Years Schooled in Disasters: Philanthropy Emerges Top of the Class

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

The good news is that disaster philanthropy has evolved over the past ten years. We have implemented many of the lessons that we learned from these disasters. Here are ten lessons, philosophies, and innovations that came out of the philanthropic sector.

I'm Homesick! What Parents Can Say to Their Anxious College Student

Tamar Chansky | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

The best things in life come out of change, and this is one that both you and your child have been working toward for many, many years!