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Resiliency

The Art of Coming Completely Undone

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Four months ago, with the help of my wife and therapy team, I did something I never imagined I could do -- I walked into the police station and made a video deposition against one of the men who sexually abused me when I was a trusting child.

Notes From the Margins

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Shifting my outlook in this way has allowed me to be more attuned to what I like to call "signposts" that help me along the way. I thought I would share with you a few of those "signposts" that I've stumbled upon this past week.

Are You Cultivating Resiliency?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

There is a mysterious force underlying everything in this world, and it has an unseen hand in all parts of our life from our job, to our relationships...

Why You Must Play With Your Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am not suggesting that you make a u-turn and start being your teen's friend. I'm suggesting instead that you remember to teach your child about the importance of work, the importance of love and the importance of play.

3 Clues That You Need to Regroup

Michelle Renee | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

Are you ignoring the clues telling you it is time to regroup or are you open, aware and making the changes you need to make to say yes to living a resilient, in the now, awakened life?

Protecting Our Air Is Protecting Our Oceans

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Whether it be for actions taken by the EPA or the State Department, congratulations to the Obama Administration are due for leadership on both carbon emissions and marine conservation. Let these efforts be the first of many.

Falling Up

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

We rush to superimpose our own problem-solving prowess and metrics of success on young people who benefit most from establishing their own.

Finding a Big Data "Safe Space" for the Energy Sector

Peter Gardett | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Peter Gardett

The ongoing debate over the potential removal of an export ban on crude oil that could finally open global markets to U.S. crude oil supply would also challenge existing data collection and analysis practices, all at a time when access to energy is a key component of global security and U.S. geopolitical power.

Everything I Need to Know About Parenting I Learned From Baseball

Sarah Trillin | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Sarah Trillin

It seems to me that during the past decade, there have been endless discussions about how we as parents are failing to let our kids fail.

Resilience: How Adapting to Stress Can Make Us Better Parents

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 07.19.2014 | Parents
Nancy Rappaport

I'm going to tell you something that is hard to believe. Psychologists can predict what kind of parents we'll be by how we talk about childhood.

Architecture at the End of the World

Lance Hosey | Posted 07.12.2014 | Green
Lance Hosey

The end is near! Or so it seems. In mid-March, a University of Maryland study concluded that civilization is racing toward collapse, due to extreme economic inequality and over-consumption of resources stretching the earth's carrying capacity.

Don't Underestimate the Value of Life's Little (And Not-So-Little) Crises

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Although it may sound like a cliché, there is truth to the saying that pain is sometimes the price that we must be willing to pay for growth.

From Being Considered At-Risk to Becoming Resilient, Part 1 of 2

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 06.22.2014 | Education
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

I lived in a children's home from my junior year in high school and until I graduated with my bachelors.

To Whom it May Concern

Marjorie Morrison | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Marjorie Morrison

The rates of suicide, unemployment, and homeless for veterans continue to rise. I believe this has a lot to do with the civilian-military divide, compounded by the media sensationalizing PTSD.

5 Ways to Become More Resilient

Bob Miglani | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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.

Getting Unstuck Along the Way

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is the easiest thing to do. For me, it comes down to quieting the mind by emptying the mind of distractions. I remind myself that solutions appear in the moment when I'm grounded and attuned to what I most need to hear or discover.

When Your Sense of Security Is Gone

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

When you experience something so traumatizing, so hard, something so unbelievably difficult, something that takes your control from you: how do you then get it back?

In the Dark, Again and Again

Lewis Milford | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Lewis Milford

What this should tell us is that we haven't learned enough from Hurricane Sandy. Storms happen. Trees go down, and the utilities can't provide power. It's the same old same old.

End of Infrastructure as We Know It

Neil B. Chambers | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Neil B. Chambers

You know what's sexy? Nature. But listening to engineers, political figures and advocates, we can't focus on just how sexy it is. They are screaming at us that America's infrastructure is falling apart and if we don't fix it we will be marooned on the sands of missed opportunity.

Timebanking: Building Trust and Abundance

Sarah Leone | Posted 03.17.2014 | Hawaii
Sarah Leone

For the past three years, I have done what I love: Teach my community how to cultivate urban soils for food production and continually educate myself ...

A Mother's Resilient Heart

Michelle Renee | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents
Michelle Renee

Every parent who has a child with a life altering disease probably get's exactly what a moment like that feels like. But here is what I know now. I know that in those moments cleansing is happening in my soul. I know now that purging all that could have been or what I thought would be is actually a good thing.

10 Ways To Cultivate Inner Strength

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Since part of survival is accepting that you cannot change outside circumstances or people, it is imperative to accept and feel empowered by the realization that you can transform yourself. It's a super power.

What Veterans And Their Families Can Teach America About Keeping Calm And Carrying On

Vivian Greentree | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Vivian Greentree

Between the uncertainties, the separation from family and friends, and the very real threat of imminent danger, the day-to-day challenges facing military servicemembers and their families are unparalleled. And yet, despite the stress levels, men and women continue to volunteer to serve; a decision that is usually supported by their families. Are they like superheroes, preternaturally disposed to keep calm and carry on? Or do they know some tricks and secrets to cope with the constant anxiety and the high-stress situations?

The Chicago Marathon That Changed My Life: Stories Left Behind Must Be Shared

Todd Kestin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Todd Kestin

Look around you and you'll see adolescents and young adults who look to you to learn how you rise above the flood. To take your tools into their own arsenal. To build on your experiences.

Resiliency Lessons from Abraham

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

Abraham experienced multiple traumas that included suffering and pain and sorrow. As we are all his children, then that means that we must accept that our lives will also include pain and suffering and sorrow. To be Jewish means to suffer and to stay Jewish is to be resilient. We are not let in on God's master plan.