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Resilience

3 Ways to Make Peace with Holiday Sweets -- and Avoid a Sugar Overdose

meQuilibrium | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

When you treat your body and mind with loving care, you are able to be more present with the people and situations around you. More than chocolate bark or gingerbread, that's the sign of a sweet holiday.

Finding Little Moments of Joy This Holiday Season

Rachel Verlik | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

So when it all gets real crazy in December, find those moments in the season that bring you joy. It helps you slow down, even momentarily, to remember what this time of year is about and how to enjoy the wild ride of December.

A Tale Of Two Cities

Gary H. Cohen | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Gary H. Cohen

Just when it appeared we had achieved consensus that climate change was a major threat to our health and our communities, enter Inhofe and his supporters to launch us back to a worldview when the Earth was flat and tobacco smoke was good for you. Come January, God help us.

Trauma and Resiliency

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

We salute all parents in the audience tonight who created families thru adoption, me included. November is National Adoption Month. I thank all of you who were inspired to support the kids "left behind" after you adopted your children.

5 Words That Broke My Mom's Heart (And How She Responded)

Renee Jain | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

I ate lunch alone for months and remained stoic until one day I came home, went straight to my room and burst into tears. The pain of my loneliness could no longer be contained. My mom came in and sat down on the bed beside me.

How Giving Back Helps This Man Take Charge Of His Illness

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact

When Randy Stein was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he was far from surprised. After experiencing numbness in his hands for years, and later s...

How Anxiety Affects Your Child's Self-Esteem

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

As parents, we want our children to go into the world of school, peers and friendships, and life feeling happy, confident and valued. We do our best to fortify their self-confidence within the home so that they are equipped to be strong and successful in the rest of the world.

Hey, Jimmy Kimmel, Find a Different Funny

Dr. G | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Dr. G

Jimmy, of course your show is for adults. But YouTube? 83% of kids 15 and under watch YouTube videos. They often don't get irony, or understand the line between funny and mean.

Let's Make Bitcoin the Biggest Humanitarian Tool the World Has Ever Seen

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Lorelei Kelly

As the information revolution continues to redistribute power from centralized hierarchies to individuals and communities, the impact of this redistribution is often unpredictable.

How to Live Your Light...

Alex Kip | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

In a world where we're constantly pushing happiness over the horizon, our views of what success means is often skewed. Pretty soon our batteries to our inner flashlight start to wear out. Then, all at once we can't seem to turn on the switch again.

3 Ways to Have Yourself a Resilient Little Holiday

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Making the experience of the holidays different starts with an intention -- the decision to approach it differently. This year, you and your resiliency are at the wheel.

When Not Making the Team Is A Victory

Sarah Trillin | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Sarah Trillin

No one wants to watch helplessly while his or her child is in pain. But everything we know about how we can help our children become resilient adults points to the fact that this is something that we have to be willing to do as parents.

The Importance Of Humor In The Toughest Of Times

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living

It's one thing to maintain a sense of humor on a day-to-day basis, and another to be able laugh through a life-threatening diagnosis. Yet Alex Nil...

3 Ways To Keep Your Cool During The Holidays

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Your goal is to shift how you perceive and react to a button-pushing person. To do that, you need to replace the negative-seeking lens through which you view this person for a positive one.

Are You a Caregiver? Four Ways to Use Mindfulness to Boost Well-Being

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Any way you look at it, the number of adults who regularly care for a sick or disabled family member is staggering. More than 40 percent of Americans -- that tops 240 million -- wear the mantle of caregiver, an emotionally, physically and mentally taxing job.

Authenticity in Leadership Presence

Beth Weinstock | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Beth Weinstock

What I find encouraging in this research is the permission for more men to display their more "feminine" aspects with less fear that they will be seen as less powerful, and equally important, that women can feel less inhibited in showing their softer sides when in positions of leadership.

How One Woman's Resilience Affected An Entire Community

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Within two months of Dr. Judith Rodin arriving at the University of Pennsylvania as the college's president, she was faced with the aftermath of a mur...

What You Accomplished This Halloween (And Didn't Even Realize)

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

You don't need to relegate facing fear to one ritualized day a year that involves a lot of candy! Make a habit throughout the year of noting down your greatest fears and challenging them, costumed or not. Here are a few of our trusted strategies for neutralizing fear.

A Key Lesson from Superstorm Sandy: We Still Need a Rainy Day Fund

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

I see this as a national problem requiring a national solution. The storm may have hit New York two years ago, but it will hit somewhere else this year. If we act as a national community, we can spread the risk and the cost.

Why It Was Worth Facing Down My Fear Of The Dark

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Ask yourself, what's my mission? What here is bigger than the fear? When you have that core, you can do the work that builds resilience. Examine and challenge your fear-based thoughts. Celebrate your little victories. Then go out and run your race.

Superstorm Sandy Two Years Later: New York Is Becoming More Resilient But More Is Needed

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

There is no single fix that can make our region more resilient in the face of climate change. But by working in our communities and at the national level, we can defuse this threat. Here are six areas where additional attention is greatly warranted.

Why We're So Scared Of Being Alone (And How To Cope)

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Solitude isn't about cutting yourself off from humanity, or hiding out in a cabin in the woods. It's about balancing stimulation and rest so that you're not a scary stranger to yourself. A deep, sustaining confidence comes from knowing you can be good company to yourself.

Recalibrating the Mind of Our Nation's Warriors

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

Some common misperceptions and incorrect assumptions about TBI and PTSD among warriors are pervasive and must be changed. We must eliminate the stigma and rapidly expand effective treatment offerings to those who need them most.

The Missing Smart Power Chapter

Peter Fox-Penner, PhD | Posted 10.23.2014 | Green
Peter Fox-Penner, PhD

This fall, Island Press released an Anniversary Edition of Smart Power, allowing me to supplement the original text with forewords from industry leade...

Prevention Is Key to Building Resilient Cities

Shalini Vajjhala | Posted 10.23.2014 | Green
Shalini Vajjhala

Though California was a model in building for earthquake preparedness, American cities are largely not prepared to take on other severe forms of weather. Focusing on prevention when building city infrastructure could save enormous sums of money, time and even lives the next time a devastating storm hits.