emotional resilience

How Emotions Guide Our Lives

Emotions guide our lives in a million ways. Whether we’re inclined to hide and avoid or ponder and express them, most of us don’t realize the extent to which they are driving our thoughts and behavior. Exploring our emotions is a worthy endeavor for anyone hoping to know and develop themselves, build healthy relationships, and… Read more »

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The Secret to Happiness and Well-Being

Like love, happiness is often treated like a physical object we must find and snatch up. Yet, also like love, happiness is something we are more likely to cultivate within ourselves than stumble upon in our wanderings. As the Dalai Lama said, “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Determining… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Allan Schore on Resilience and the Balance of Rupture and Repair

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s interview with Dr. Allan Schore. Dr. Allan Schore describes the balance of rupture and repair as the foundation for resilience.  Dr. Allan Schore: In the normal developmental work, we now know that the mother is attuned maybe 30% of the time with infants, you know, the first 2, 3 or 4… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Allan Schore on How to Help Children Regulate Their Emotional States

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s interview with Dr. Allan Schore. Dr. Allan Schore explains how to optimize a child’s capacity to regulate their own emotional states. Dr. Allan Schore:  The right hemisphere is in an early growth spurt from the last trimester of pregnancy through the second year of life, which overlaps perfectly all of the… Read more »

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The Secret to Success? How You Can Become More Hardy

It turns out that what predicts how well we will do in life, our relationships, careers, etc. isn’t how much money we have or even how many obstacles we face; it’s a matter of how hardy we are. Hardiness predicts how well people can handle the challenges life throws at them. It involves a pattern… Read more »

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As Iraq Ends, a New Battle with PTSD Begins

Following Obama’s recent announcement that all U.S. Troops will be brought home from Iraq by the end of the year, one can’t help but wonder about the emotional trauma that will follow many of these soldiers home. Studies show that between 11 to 20 percent of veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will be diagnosed with Post-Traumatic… Read more »

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