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.
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.