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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

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything

It's hard to get anything done when you can't shut your mind off. These strategies can help you quiet your mind so you can stop overthinking everything you do.

What We’re Not Being Told About Anti-Bullying Laws

By Izzy Kalman on February 11, 2016 Resilience to Bullying
The NJ Board of Education is playing with statistics to make negative results of its anti-bullying law to look positive.

If Emotional First Aid Were a Dress It Would Look Like This

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 The Squeaky Wheel
An artist inspired by themes of emotional vulnerability and emotional resilience created a stunning wearable emotional fashion statement.

Why Are Painful Emotions So Hard to Handle?

By Leon Hoffman M.D. on February 10, 2016 Beyond Freud
Throughout development, maturity lessons need to be learned and re-learned in order to best master the inevitable disappointments of life.

Trauma Tips for Understanding and Healing—Part 1 of 4

By Dan Mager MSW on February 08, 2016 Some Assembly Required
Whether or not a traumatic event involves serious injury or death, trauma survivors must cope with the loss of their sense of safety and security—at least temporarily.

Is Our Childhood Really to Blame for Everything?

In which the author explains why looking at your childhood issues is the responsible thing to do for yourself and those who love you.

Why Grit Isn't Always Good for You

Although grit is usually associated with success, new research explains the potential downside of having too much tenacity.

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.