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Resilience

3 Big Perfectionism Struggles For Women

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.24.2014 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Many of us think it's the key to our success, when in fact, it's the very thing leading us away from our true purpose and completely wipes out our energy in the process.

Do You Sink or Float?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

As a writer, I'm always looking for inspiration, and this can come from the strangest of places. My days are spent walking that tightrope between keeping my monkey mind quiet while simultaneously trying to be amped up and creative.

Getting Gritty: Local Partnerships Protect the Bay With Beer

Antonia Sohns | Posted 07.23.2014 | DC
Antonia Sohns

While the Bay still serves as critical habitat for fish, waterfowl, and many other species, and produces about 500 million pounds of seafood every year, the Bay is far less productive than it once was.

Forgiving Myself

Sarina Tomel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Forgiving yourself is another way of giving yourself permission to get out of your own way. To see the truth for what it is, rather than hide behind it. If we take self-forgiveness moments, it changes our perspective, and therefore our approach to life. Our mood lifts, and we return to feeling happy and having that inner calm again.

3 Steps to Live a Regret-Free Life

Darlene Mininni, PhD, MPH | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Darlene Mininni, PhD, MPH

Instead of criticizing yourself for "that stupid thing I did," remember that you did the best you could with the information and perspective you had at the time.

5 Proven Strategies for Releasing Negative Thoughts

Michael J. Formica | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Formica

We create our experience by virtue of how we are thinking about a particular situation, good, bad or indifferent. What's important to bear in mind is that if we can think ourselves in, we can always think ourselves out.

How Your Stress-Management Techniques Are Making You More Stressed

Jenny C. Evans | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny C. Evans

There are only so many hours in the week. Your to-do list at work and home continues to grow, you're stretched thin and stressed to the max. What you may not know is the ways you've been trying to cope with the stress of it all are actually making you more stressed, not less.

How Do You Know When Something Is Worth Fighting For?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

To sum up, whether you live in the United States, Rwanda, Nigeria, or anywhere else, our journey as humans is universal: A large part of our success and happiness rest on the battles we choose to fight. The bravest and smartest among us decide what's worth fighting for.

5 Things Truly Resilient People Do Differently

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books

Humans have a remarkable capacity for resilience. Over and over, we hear stories of people who, after trauma and adversity, pick themselves up, put th...

Nasty Neural Habits: Take 2 Positive Thoughts and Call Me in the Morning

Marc Gopin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Marc Gopin

The first step in healing the destruction in our world is healing the destruction in our own thoughts. Moving on from that to positive thinking we have discovered an infinite world of possibility that creates real change in human relations that emerges from inside the resilient human brain.

Going Through Hard Times? Keep Going

Heather Martin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Martin

People who haven't been through hard times consider themselves smarter and wiser for having avoided the wall you hit. But what they don't understand is if we garner the necessary wisdom and lessons from this experience, those of us who went through hard times can actually be better off.

Jo Dee Messina's Me Will Make Your Soul Sing: New Album Wows Fans

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 06.26.2014 | Entertainment
Alexis Sclamberg

If you've ever been told you couldn't do something, if you've ever been told no when you really wanted a yes, if you've ever had to muster up all your guts and gumption to do it anyways, then Jo Dee Messina's new tunes will strike a chord with you.

The 5 Things to Do When Sh*t Hits the Fan

Kara Kamenec | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Kara Kamenec

A month ago I was on cloud nine, and then it happened. Like God punishing me for only he knows what, piece after piece of my life started to shatter. ...

Why You're Approaching Stress All Wrong (And How To Change That)

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

This distance between your ideal response to stress and your actual response can be discouraging. But the situation isn't hopeless, even if you're short on money or time. The trick is twofold: start small and become aware of your thoughts.

5 Characteristics Of Incredibly Resilient People

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

Resilient people look for reasons to laugh. They find humor in the mundane. They understand that paying attention to the ordinary is what makes life extraordinary.

Now's The Historic Moment for the Nordics

András Simonyi | Posted 06.23.2014 | World
András Simonyi

Our Center has been and remains a strong advocate of the importance for the Nordic countries to step forward as individual nations as well as a group...

Toward Local Resilience in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 06.18.2014 | World
John Feffer

Joining the European Union should have been a step up environmentally for Hungary. But it was a mixed blessing.

Diplomas and So Much More

Julia Wasson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Education
Julia Wasson

These young men comprise Michelle Miranda's Youth Policy Council at R.U.T.H. YouthBuild. Their courage and determination inspire us.

U.S. World Cup Win: A Civic Parable for Our Time

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

As a huge soccer fan, I was ecstatic about the U.S. national team's 2-1 victory over Ghana Monday. As an American, I was struck even more by the words...

Give Your Brain a Break This Summer

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

So do your brains -- and yourselves -- a favor this summer. Take a vacation. You will return to work or school reinvigorated and calm. And your brain will be tuned-up -- ready to creatively tackle the most challenging problems with fresh new perspective and energy.

It's the Landing That Counts: Finding Peace, Happiness and Prosperity When Your Life Falls Apart

Margot M. Micallef, Q.C. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Margot M. Micallef, Q.C.

I can remember how devastated I was. My life had been completely changed in one single moment... There was no place to hide. I was a high-level execu...

For Pride Month, Daring To Be 'Wild And Precious' In A New One-Man Show

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

Although he's a white gay man, Cadwell is clear that struggling with being "different" isn't unique to gay men or other sexual minorities.

What We Can Learn From Maya Angelou About Living With Purpose

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Thriving isn't exclusive to painting or poetry. It's whatever you are driven to be and do. What Maya Angelou modeled was a complete commitment to the expression of her wonderfulness. She showed what it looked like to thrive on a grand scale.

Deconstructing the Fear of Rejection: What Are We Really Afraid Of?

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

Being human, we long to be accepted and wanted. It hurts to be rejected and to experience loss. If our worst fear materializes -- if our catastrophic fantasy becomes a reality and we're rejected -- our organism has a way of healing if we can trust our natural healing process

The High Price Of Being Crazy-Busy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Being busy isn't a bad thing as long as it's purposeful, but too many people go from busy, to addicted to busy, to burned out.