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The Most Powerful Derailer of Our Resilience.

I’ll be teaching “Resilience: Healing from Loss and Trauma with Compassion, Clarity and Courage” on June 11, part of a comprehensive online Healing Trauma Summit sponsored by Sounds True, June 4-13, 2018.  In that presentation I suggest that certainly one of the most powerful derailers of our resilience, if not the most powerful, is shame. […]

Deepening Our Emotional Intelligence

Just simply living evokes emotions, and we experience one emotion or another every single moment of the day. We register delight in watching a sunrise, frustration at getting stalled in gridlock traffic, resentment when a coworker takes credit for an idea we came up with first, terror for the future when a spouse or a […]

Newsletter: Using Our Somatic Intelligence to Recover Our Resilience

These posts offer ways to cope skillfully when things go haywire.  Our most basic responses to all of life’s challenges and adversities begin in our bodies, so this month’s posts offer body-based tools of breath, touch, movement and visualization to recover your natural baseline physiological equilibrium; you learn to “keep calm and carry on.”  This […]

Newsletter – Conditions that Accelerate Brain change

In recent 2018 posts, I’ve been exploring how the brain learns anything, ever.  How the repetition of experiences, chosen or unchosen, creates new neural circuitry, creating new habits of perception and response to life events, helpful or unhelpful. I’ve also written a bit about the brain’s innate neuroplasticity that makes any of this learning, and […]

Newsletter – Intentions – Choices – Response-ability

Intentions - Choices - Response-ability

In the first month of a new year, you may still be full of resolve – or wish to be – about new directions, new choices you want to commit to in the coming year. I’ll try to provide some useful practical tips here for sustaining the motivation to sustain that resolve, so that heartfelt […]

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 […]

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