Essential Reads

No, There Is No Extra Credit!

Nearly every teacher has heard this gut-wrenching question: “Is there extra credit?” For me, the answer has always been "no!" And here’s why.

4 Ways To Stay Resilient No Matter What Happens

By Jennifer Mattson on February 02, 2016 in The Wellness List
Are you looking for ways to deal with stress without being overwhelmed?
Photo by Kristin Meekhof

The Moment I Knew

How A Dying Husband Taught His Wife A Lesson In Gratitude

What If Stress Does Not Exist?

What if a healthy relationship with fear could alleviate anxiety...or a stress disorder ?

More Posts on Resilience

Thick as Thieves?

Loyal, trusting, and trustworthy friends are the ones whose eyes you should strive to see yourself. Friends can offer love and support to you when you cannot offer it to yourself

Are You Always Stressed–Out? New Blood Test May Explain Why

Neuroscientists recently pinpointed a genetic biomarker linked to people who are “stress sustainers” and at risk for PTSD. A simple blood test could lead to early interventions.

What James Bond Teaches Us About Life

By Steve Albrecht DBA on February 05, 2016 The Act of Violence
What can we learn about toughness from James Bond? Use these five tools for more mental and physical stamina.

Working With the Shadow

What if our yearning for the light is keeping us from what we most long for? What if the healing and treasure we seek is hiding in the shadows?

Why Resilient Leaders Leverage Their Strengths

Why resilient leaders focus on leveraging what they are good at instead of fixing their faults.

Is Nostalgia a Fountain of Youth?

By Clay Routledge Ph.D. on February 02, 2016 More Than Mortal
My research lab has tested and found evidence for the assertion that people feel younger after engaging in nostalgia.

Waking Up From War and Healing our Wounded Warriors

The PTSD seen in vets is reinforced by social attitudes of dissociation, denial, and neglect. Healing requires community.

The Failures of "Failure To Launch" Syndrome

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on February 02, 2016 All About Addiction
When we tell kids they're struggling with "failure to launch" syndrome, we hurt them while saying quite a bit about ourselves.

Why Will Future College Students Lack Resilience?

If today's college students lack resilience, then starting to parent younger kids for future resilience makes a lot of sense. What parenting style will help most?

A New Approach Across the Globe

The Resilience Regiments speaks with DARA Thailand

7 Signs It's More Than Just the Winter Blues

A winter slump isn't unusual but for some people, seasonal affective disorder is a serious problem.

6 Things Resilient People Do Better

By Jennifer Mattson on January 31, 2016 The Wellness List
How to cope with life difficulties using this set of tools.

Day 12: Michael Cornwall on Being Present to "Madness"

The future of mental health interview series continues with Michael Cornwall on being present to "madness."

They Ridiculed My Big Ears, So I Killed Them

By Izzy Kalman on January 28, 2016 Resilience to Bullying
One of Canada's worst shootings occurred last week in La Loche, Saskatchewan. A teenager killed 4 people and injured 7, apparently because his ears were ridiculed. How can we help?

Who's On Your Crew?

How do resilient leaders cultivate a go-to team that can advance and challenge their thinking?

Why is Parent Self-Care So Important?

Why do parents of tween and adolescent girls need to be more intentional about self-care in our busy culture? The answers might surprise you.

Changing the Game: Politics and the Call of Self

With politics big on the horizon, can we become better people? What if change does start with us? Let's not make everyone who disagrees with us, a "bad guy." That's a good start!

What Jeffrey S. Gould Can Teach Us about Misophonia

By Pamela D. Garcy Ph.D. on January 27, 2016 Fearless You
Is misophonia affecting someone you love? A new film raises understanding and compassion.

8 Habits of Highly Lucky People

Lucky at love? Is it the luck of the Irish, the lucky duck, the rabbit's foot (wasn't too lucky for the rabbit), or divine inspiration. What do lucky people do differently?

5 Ways To Use The Power Of Mindfulness and Compassion

By Marty Babits on January 26, 2016 The Middle Ground
How to use mindfulness and compassion to unify your family.

How to Live Compassionately: Forgive Yourself Forgive Others

Forgiveness is an act of compassion, the latter meaning reaching out to yourself and others to alleviate suffering. Forgiving yourself and forgiving others does just that.

Day 7: Jackie Goldstein on Communities of Care

The future of mental health interview series continues with Jackie Goldstein on communities of care.

Not Only the Lonely

It's not just who you know that counts - it's how you know them.

Teaching Youth to Cope with Media Exposure to Violence

How does exposure to death and violence affect our children? What parents, educators and mental health professionals can do to reduce the adverse impact on our kids.

Healthy Narcissism: It’s What Keeps Us Secure

There’s a world of difference between healthy and toxic narcissism! Don’t feel bad if you love yourself – remember, no behavior is a problem, UNTIL it becomes a problem!

Day 4: Peter Beresford on Shaping Our Lives

Today's interview with Peter Beresford on Shaping Our Lives is the fourth interview in the future of mental health interview series.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Want to be a huge success? Don't worry about what college you go to for your degree. Focus on how much you put into your education. Here's why.

Peeling Away the Layers: Art Therapy with a Sex Offender

It's difficult yet rewarding to address the needs of this marginal—and oftentimes disturbing—population.

Three Reasons to Celebrate Global Belly Laugh Day Jan. 24

Belly laughs heal and strengthen. A wave of laughter will circle the world on Jan 24. Here's how to join, and get permanent benefits from making space in your life for laughs.

My Singles Agenda

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on January 18, 2016 Living Single
Enough with the stereotyping and discrimination against single people. We need resources to support enlightened thinking, research, and writing about single life.