Resilience Essential Reads

Sexual Assault Stories Flood the Internet—Now the Next Step

By Marty Babits on October 19, 2016 in The Middle Ground
Many thousands of women are giving voice to painful experiences of traumatic assault. Many are mobilized now for more intensive healing. Find out how they can follow through.

How to Build Your Belief in Yourself

Don't let your mind limit your potential. Train your brain to think differently.

3 Ways to Give Your Kids a 1980’s Halloween to Remember

By Kristen Lee Ed.D., LICSW on October 18, 2016 in Reset 24/7
Is the hype of Halloween wearing you out already? Take a time travel back to the Halloween's of yesteryear, before the age of Pinterest and lactose intolerance.

5 Ways to Stay Mentally Strong During Campaign Season

Research shows the election is taking a toll on many Americans this year. Here's how to stay mentally strong regardless of whom you plan to vote for.

Are You Mentally Strong?

Answering these 27 questions will help you gain insight into how mentally strong you really are.

4 Ways In Which Optimism Helps Entrepreneurs Succeed

Creative, novel ideas, a bias to act, persistence, & bouncing back from failure are all contributors.
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Goals Are Not What You Think!

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on October 02, 2016 in In Control
Goals are always about the outcome or result of particular behaviours, not about the actions that bring those results into being.

What to Do When You Feel Annoyed by Your Partner

By Deborah L. Davis Ph.D. on September 27, 2016 in Laugh, Cry, Live
When you’re feeling annoyed by your partner, what can you do in the moment that will make things better, not worse?

9 Things Highly Sensitive People Do

Studies estimate 15-20% of the population meet the criteria for being highly sensitive. Here are a few telltale signs you might be one of them.

Will Your Gamer Survive College?

By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D. on September 26, 2016 in Mental Wealth
If you're concerned about your son's video game habits spinning out of control when he goes to college, you're right to be worried—but here's what parents can do.

The Blessings and Challenges of Having “A Protector’s Brain”

We must move young people beyond blaming themselves for having "an anger problem." Shifting their identity towards having "a protector's brain" is a start.
Ken Ginsburg

I Do Not Have an “Empty Nest,” My Children Are “In Flight”

Are you in mourning because your child is growing up? Are you wondering what life looks like after your teen leaves home? Let's celebrate both independence and interdependence.

Trying to Explain the Inexplicable

By Gary Smith Ph.D. on September 23, 2016 in What the Luck?
We are tempted to look for psychological explanations for successes and failures, when the more convincing explanation is simply that people get lucky—and luck is fleeting.

The Importance of Family Dinnertime: Part One

By Robyn Fivush Ph.D. on September 23, 2016 in The Stories of Our Lives
Families that eat dinner together have adolescents who do better, and family storytelling is part of the reason why.

8 Ways to Overcome a Blow to Your Ego

It’s tough to lose at something that matters to you, whether a race with hundreds of strangers or a bet with your best friend. These 8 tips will help you bounce back from defeat.

Resilience: The Divorcées Secret Superpower

By Wendy Paris on September 13, 2016 in Splitopia
Resilient people make conscious choices every day to put aside time for practices that energize them, enliven them or strengthen them." Here's how.

Why Do We Accept Harmful Shortcomings in Our Partners?

Why are some people so picky when it comes to superficial qualities in a partner, yet willing to put up with harmful or dangerous personality traits?

Learning Resilience Can Be a Two-Way Street

By Mindy Greenstein Ph.D. on September 09, 2016 in The Flip Side
How long could I stay vibrant and fun instead of the vulnerable cranky version I’m quickly becoming?
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Knit with Grit

By Sunil Iyengar on September 06, 2016 in The Value of Art
Should premed curricula include a module in the visual or performing arts? It's not a bad idea.

How to Rebuild Trust with Someone Who Hurt You

By Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. on September 04, 2016 in Living Forward
When someone you trust betrays you, it cuts to the core of your emotional soul. These four important steps will help you rebuild trust in a relationship.

5 Ways Origami Boosts Mindfulness

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on September 02, 2016 in Urban Survival
Looking to branch out from the mindful coloring books? Origami is a beautiful calming craft that can enhance your mindfulness.

Have I Been Traumatized?

By Arieh Y. Shalev on August 30, 2016 in Unraveling Trauma
Survivors' narratives teach us about shaping the consequences of trauma.

Nonconformity Has Counter-Intuitive Benefits, Study Finds

By Christopher Bergland on August 22, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
A new study reports that going along with a group—whose viewpoints you are diametrically opposed to—triggers a physiological threat response.

Talking About the Past With Your Child Builds Resilience

By inviting, validating, helping and supporting your child to construct coherent narratives, you teach skills for regulating emotions and building resilience.

How to Refer a Loved One for Counseling After a Disaster

By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on August 22, 2016 in To Heal and Carry On
Are you worried your loved one may need professional help? Here's how to know and how to help.

Curious About Cuba?

By Marty Babits on August 18, 2016 in The Middle Ground
Cuba will bring you to your senses! Mindfulness and aliveness join hands in the jewel of the Caribbean. Experience the transformation in the island and in yourself.

Michael Phelps’ Heroic Journey Goes Far Beyond Gold Medals

By Christopher Bergland on August 15, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Michael Phelps is the most-decorated Olympian of all time. He's also a role model for sharing intimate details of how he completed the hero's journey after hitting rock bottom.

Taking Single Life Seriously

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on August 14, 2016 in Living Single
From research on the actual lives of single people comes findings that defy all stereotypes.

Leaders Don't Manage Time, They Manage Choices

By Madelyn Blair Ph.D. on August 09, 2016 in Resilient Leadership
While some people struggle to fit everything into the day, others have an abundance of time while still accomplishing a lot. Learn the behavior that separates these two experiences

The Cognitive Cost of Paying Attention

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on August 07, 2016 in Black Belt Brain
Stopped at a light and thinking about reaching over to check the texts on your phone? It will affect your ability to concentrate on driving. So, maybe don't do that.