What type of crisis will it take for you to think about the big picture? Another terror attack? A terminal illness? An asteroid hitting the planet? This might be a good time for some deep thought about what you see as the meaning of your life and your purpose in this world.
I didn't know about tornadoes but she did. It was hot. Very hot. I felt I could hardly breathe. The wind blew louder. The shutters and windows rattled. The rain came, beating hard against the roof and the windows. My mom pulled me closer. But in the middle of the storm I felt safe.
In this column we explore how we confront, or in many cases try to avoid dealing with, the hard times. We examine, in detail, the skills and attitudes that build and maintain our resilience, our ability to bounce back from misfortune and tragedy. We do this through storytelling, through listening to others, and through listening to ourselves.