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QUIZ: Do You Let Little Things Get To You?

Rita Schiano | Posted 09.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Rita Schiano

While we may not be able to control the circumstances that come our way, we can control how we respond to them. Learning to respond to situations rather than reacting is a key factor in managing stress.

Betty Ford Inspires Resilient Leadership

Jane Shure | Posted 09.10.2011 | Women
Jane Shure

Ford took risks not commonly taken before her time. When diagnosed with breast cancer, she saw her condition as an opportunity. When confronted by her family about misuse of prescriptive drugs and alcohol, she took action.

How To Become A Master Of Crisis

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Dr. Jim Taylor

My investigation of the recent (and ongoing) economic crisis, and many other traumatic events, has revealed seven dimensions that distinguish those who respond well to a crisis from those who don't.

Crisis Coping 101

Alicia Salzer, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Alicia Salzer, M.D.

If you know you are susceptible to certain pitfalls like drinking, overeating, isolating yourself or ruminating, now is the time for those "prepare or risk despair' interventions that may enable you to preempt those unhealthy habits.

Facing A Life Challenge? Try The A.P.P.L.E.-A-Day Plan

Margaret Cochran, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Cochran, Ph.D.

Used as an acronym, the letters of the word "apple" spell out a system that can become your secret to creating a sense of self-worth and personal happiness, no matter what is happening around you.

Japanese Secrets To Resilience

Margaret Moore | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Moore

Barbara Fredrickson's research has revealed that positivity is the main mechanism for resilience. Hence, a main determinant of resilience is the ability to foster and amplify positive emotions when we are swimming in a sea of negativity.

Remind Yourself Of Your Resilience

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Mike Robbins

In just about every situation and circumstance in life, we really do have more than is required to not only "deal" with what's happening, but to thrive in the face of it.

Stress 911: How Uncertainty Affects Cardiovascular Health

Carol J. Scott, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol J. Scott, M.D.

Uncertainty brings worry. And worry often brings anxiety. Yet the physical worst for your health may be yet to come.

Responding To Tragedy, Restoring The World

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

When you are in recovery the world slows down and life outside that bubble ceases to exist let alone make sense. Helplessness threatens to wash over you every day and carry you out to the island of victimhood.

Would You Choose To Live After A Catastrophic Injury?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Very few of us escape adversity in our lives, so take a moment and do an inventory to see if you are prepared for the journey.

Lessons Learned From The King's Speech

Glen McDaniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Glen McDaniel

This year's Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards (and nominated for 12 Oscars),was The King's Speech, the story of King George VI of England w...

Go For It: The Power Of Boldness

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Mike Robbins

Being bold, while scary and challenging for many of us, is essential if we're going to live an authentic, successful and fulfilling life. Boldness is about stepping up and stepping out onto our "edge" in life

What The Tiger Mother Can Teach Us About Resilience

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Stiffelman

The notion of encouraging kids to push past easy doesn't bother me. Nor do I think we harm them by requiring them to do things they don't feel like doing. But I do maintain that parents should motivate their kids to stretch a little.

What's YOUR Emotional Reaction to Chaos?

Lisa Arie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Arie

You can count on two things right now: the unexpected happening and your ability to navigate the unexpected.

The Mysteries Of Resilience

Amy Gutman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Gutman

A resilience superstar like Viktor Frankl might have found another way, but not all of us have that strength.

What Doesn't Kill You Actually Does Make You Stronger

The New York Times | Benedict Carey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

New research suggests that resilience may have at least as much to do with how often people have faced adversity in past as it does with who they are ...

10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

It was a tough year, but events from 2010 contain the seeds of transformation. None of the following stories is enough on its own to change the momentum, but each story points to a piece of the solution.

When You Fall Down, Get Back Up

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Mike Robbins

Boldness is about having the courage, willingness, and commitment to get back up when we fall down -- even if we're scared or don't think we can.

What Resilient People Can Teach Us About Being Effective

Michael Yapko | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Yapko

Striving to learn about what works, what is effective in producing the desired result is at the heart of a positive psychology. It amplifies and builds strengths rather than only focusing on explaining weaknesses.

When Gratitude, Death, and Romance Collide on Thanksgiving

Todd Kashdan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

Almost everything that is sacred in my life has its origins on Thanksgiving.

Selling Vodka to the Russians

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

Chase turned to vodka -- using potatoes to produce spirits the old fashioned way. This year, Chase's vodka triumphed in blind tastings at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

"Do You Really Like Living Here?" A Foreigner's Perspective on Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

(This article originally appeared in Newsweek Japan on October 28, 2010 in Japanese) "Do you really like living in Tokyo?" is a question I am often a...

Are You Resilient? If So, Encourage Psychological and Social Resilience Wherever You Can

Sanjay Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sanjay Khanna

What kind of person would you need to become, what kind of community would you need to be a part of, and what kind of process would it take to be able to experience a twenty-first century of increasing unpredictability and loss?

The Meaning Of Resilience

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Although we are not close to eliminating these modern day plagues, we have a growing body of science and practice that informs us about how to prepare for disaster and trauma.

Yes, A Strong and Resilient Nation Can Absorb a Terrorist Attack

Suzanne E. Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne E. Spaulding

For eight years, the message leaders conveyed to the American people was that they should "be afraid, be very afraid." According to counterterrorism experts, this message is both inaccurate and not helpful to our overall counterterrorism efforts.