resilience

How To Use Tough Times to Truly Connect to Yourself

Tough times are tough. When you’re down, you’re down. Life isn’t working out for you as you planned, and you are not in a good place. It’s okay. It’s okay to feel that way. It’s okay to be worried. It’s okay to be sad. It’s okay to even be devastate. It’s a part of life…. Read more »

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Don’t Despair…

Are you having a hard time responding to the challenges, tragedies, and hurting in the world? As you take in the news, do you feel yourself growing numb, cynical or hopeless? If you’re impacted emotionally by world events (as many of us are) and are facing a lot of despair, first try to recognize and… Read more »

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Skiing – A Metaphor for Emotional Regulation

When we enter the world, we transition from an insulated environment to one that is full of challenges.  We must learn how to navigate around both expected and unexpected events. It is a journey that is easier for some and more difficult for others.  As adults, it can be easy to overlook the process our… 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. James Garbarino Talks about Resilience, Hardiness, and Compassion Toward the Human Experience

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. James Garbarino. Dr. James Garbarino talks about how hardiness impacts an individual’s resilience. Well, I think, as I see it, there is resilience, which is a sort of description of a situation that a person has faced adversity and has been able to recover from it. … Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. James Garbarino Discusses Promoting Resilience in Boys

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. James Garbarino. Dr. James Garbarino talks about promoting resilience in boys based on their individual characteristics and temperament, and counter-socialization. Dr. James Garbarino: I think if a parent was setting out to instill resilience in a boy, they could think about some of this research on… 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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Are You Hardy Enough?

Life is stressful. Financial strains, employment worries, relationship difficulties, and parenting challenges can all lead us to feel overwhelmed.  But what exactly makes the difference between those who get pushed over the edge with stress and those who, when faced with stressors, actually thrive and develop? In his 30- plus years of research, psychologist and… Read more »

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