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Find the Gift in the Mistake

1 of 13 Find the Gift in the Mistake

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. – Carl G. Jung Not every AFGO – another frickin’ growth opportunity – has a gift hidden within it, but most of them do.  We can learn lessons from coping with a potential trauma that we might not have learned otherwise. I’ve written of learning […]

Learning How the Brain Can Work with Mistakes and Failures

Learning and Growing from Mistakes and Failures

When learning how the brain learns, so we can learn how to become more resilient (see RRR post Learning to Work with the Brain to Become More Resilient) it’s not that we need to go looking for trouble to practice becoming resilient. Life happens.  We cycle through opportunities to practice becoming more resilient on a […]

Practice Making Choices – Do One Scary Thing a Day

Practice Making Choices – Do One Scary Thing a Day

As you move further into the new year, clarifying priorities, setting goals, making choices, you may run into the brain’s natural roadblock of “Wait a minute!  I’ve never done this before.  I’m not sure….”  This hesitancy is one way your higher brain makes sure you’re thinking things through clearly and making a wise choice. Whenever […]

A Wise Way to Set New Year Intentions

A Wise Way to Set New Year Intentions

My manuscript for The Resilience Toolkit: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster is now in the hands of the publisher. (forthcoming September 2018) I can engage with the challenges, opportunities, and blessings of the new year with, I hope, deeper wisdom and clarity from the lessons and processes of that […]

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 […]

Neuroscience of Resilience Interview with Australia Counseling

I’ll be teaching Bouncing Back to psychotherapists in Brisbane, Australia September 3-4 and in Melbourne, Australia September 7-8, 2015. Here’s a link to my June 4, 2015 30-minute interview with Clinton Powers of Australia Counseling; one of my favorites of all time. An excellent review of the major concepts of Bouncing Back. Use the link […]

How to Challenge Your Brain to Keep Growing

Happify Daily is a marvelous online resource for research-based exercises in developing more happiness and more resilience. Here’s the link to a fascinating talk by Carol Dweck, the Stanford University researcher who developed the concept of the “growth mindset.” Listen, learn, practice, enjoy.

8 Ways to Stay Motivated to Meet Your Goals

(This post from Happify Daily arrived in my inbox just hours after I scheduled next Monday’s post, my April 2015 e-newsletter “The Willpower Instinct.” (Which will be archived soon after posting on my website. Perfect timing. And the first suggestion – to practice self- compassion – is what I teach everywhere these days to tame the […]

Self-Compassion Is a More Powerful Motivator than Self-Criticism

Today’s accompanying Resource for Recovering Resilience – 8 Ways to Stay Motivated to Meet Your Goals – offers research to demonstrate that self-compassion – being kind to ourselves in moments of challenge or difficulty – gives us the strength to face our fears, both real and imagined. Even in moments of failure, people who practice […]

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