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Re-Building Hope, Re-Building Lives

My two most recent posts, Where’s the Safety Net? and How to Face the Mess We’re In without Going Crazy have generated the most responses from readers ever. Including this quote sent in by reader Richard Abbot (thank you!): Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful […]

You have Gifts – You Must Deliver Them

(Many years ago, Doug von Koss, a renowned poet and gifted guide to all things poetic, taught me to read a poem every morning along with eating my breakfast cereal; poetry being as essential to our health as our daily vitamins. Last week Doug sent me this poem in response to the Resources for Recovering […]

Real Happiness: Proven Paths for Contentment, Peace and Well-Being

Real Happiness: Proven Paths for Contentment, Peace and Well-Being by Jonah Paquette, PsyD, resonates more with Resources for Recovering Resilience than anything I’ve come across in a long time. It’s a gem of a book, engagingly written, delightfully easy to read, superbly well-organized, and wonderfully specific and practical. Please indulge and find many, many practices […]

Reclaiming Conversation

We live in a technological world in which we are always communicating and yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection. We turn away from each other and toward our phones.  We are forever elsewhere.  But to empathize, to grow, to love and be loved, to take the measure of ourselves or another, to fully […]

How to Be a Better Listener

(I just recently taught in Australia; my very favorite thing to read on long, long flights is Scientific American Mind magazine, a tremendous resource for all things pertaining to the brain and resilience. The September-October 2015 issue has articles on Circadian Rhythms: How Your Inner Clock Controls Your Health, Solving the Parkinson’s Puzzle, Don’t Diet: […]

Take Time to Be Kind

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Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of that is the beginning of wisdom. – Theodore Rubin The very afternoon I was writing last week’s post on Lost and Found I got distracted and left my debit card in the ATM machine near my office. I realized my mistake by the time I […]

Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience

Kristen Neff, author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself and co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion training, developed this wonderful tool for offering ourselves self-compassion when we feel awkward about doing so. Cultivating Self-Compassion 1. Bring to mind a moment when it was relatively easy for you to “feel with” someone else’s heartache […]

Sense and Savor this Summer

The Sense and Savor Walk is a delightful to slow down and take in the beauty of nature all around us. I’ve included three very relevant poems/quotes and then the exercise, then another poem. May you find the serenity and peace in these words, in these practices, that restore your life energy for the life […]

Resilient Leadership

Exercise: Creating Options, Discerning Choices, and Choosing Wisely (from Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience, Chapter 18) 1. Assess what is happening as clearly as you can. This includes getting all the facts about the situation you are being asked to cope with; getting expert opinions and perspectives from competent, resilient others; seeing […]

Post-Traumatic Growth Applied

Creating a Circle of Support We may seek refuge among good friends, people we can trust to not judge or disdain us when we become emotionally unglued or our thinking becomes unhinged: people who can simply be with us until we regroup and are ready to face the world again. These are people whose own […]

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