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How to Get Better at Stress

I finished writing my new book Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty and Even Disaster (September 2018, New World Library) last Sunday morning. That evening I discovered another wonderful resource for recovering resilience: The Well at the New York Times. Hundreds of weekly online posts on the brain, exercise, sleep, emotions, parenting, etc. […]

The Resilience Workbook

The Resilience Workbook

INTRO My Resilience Handbook: Powerful Practices to Bounce Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, even Disaster, will be published by New World Library in September 2018. The Resilience Workbook: Essential Skills to Recover from Stress, Trauma, and Adversity by Glenn Schiraldi, PhD, was released by New Harbinger Publications in November 2017. The two books are different: Dr. Schiraldi’s background […]

Mindful Parenting in a Messy World

INTRO I’ve spent more than 20 years as a licensed marriage and family therapist helping scores of parents become better parents and hundreds of people recover from the less-than-optimal parenting they had received. What a delight to discover Mindful Parenting in a Messy World, Michelle Gale’s deftly delightful exploration of “living with presence and parenting […]

Solving Climate Change – For Real

Solving Climate Change

The problems – and the possibilities – inherent in climate change came into bulls-eye focus for me in one 24-hour period, the first day of September 2017. I live in the moderate Mediterranean climate of the San Francisco Bay Area. That day the temperature outside was 107 degrees and the temperature inside the house was […]

Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. – John Burroughs People know from their own experience, intuitively, that being in nature calms the mind and brings ease – and awe – to the soul. In The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and […]

Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

Telomeres are compared to the plastic tabs on the end of your shoelaces that keep your shoelaces from unraveling. Telomeres are protective sheaths of proteins at the ends of your chromosomes that keep your chromosomes from unraveling when they replicate. Maintaining our telomeres protects our chromosomes, allowing them to continue to replicate and be functional […]

Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

When Sheryl Sandberg’s husband David Goldberg died suddenly of a heart attack at age 48, Sheryl was plunged immediately into devastating loss and grief, widowhood, single parenthood of two young children, and a personal journey of ultimately recovering her hope, her centeredness, her resilience, even recovering a sense of joy and deeper sense of life […]

Equanimity While Drinking from a Fire Hose

“Drinking from a fire hose” is a phrase one of my clients used frequently to describe the pressures that were leading him to the brink of self-combustion. I certainly hope my own practices of equanimity help me stay upright in my boat and on an even keel as I negotiate this current tsunami of teaching/travel.  […]

The Big Disconnect: Tech, Kids, and Families

I can remember being rewarded with a lollipop for behaving myself in the dentist’s chair before scientists discovered the causal link between sugar, plaque, and tooth decay.  I can remember when it was so cool to smoke cigarettes, before scientists discovered the causal links between smoking and lung cancer and teeth falling out of our […]

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