Hope is double-edged, false hope can set you on a collision course with despair. Know when your hopes are well-founded and how to turn your deep desires into results.
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What gay men's struggles and successes reveal about resilience and community
John-Manuel Andriote on April 24, 2023
What we call character is a person's essence, who they are and what they're made of. Resilience fuels strong character, which drives healthy self-esteem.
John-Manuel Andriote on February 21, 2023
The ancient Stoics knew that how we tell the stories of our hard times affects our ability to carry on with resilience and wisdom—or to be trapped in suffering.
John-Manuel Andriote on January 11, 2023
Personal Perspective: Choose to flourish by nurturing the parts of yourself and your life that blossom with regular feeding and watering.
John-Manuel Andriote on November 30, 2022
Personal Perspective: World AIDS Day puts to the test whether we truly support equity by how we mourn those lost, support survivors, and seek to prevent new infections.
John-Manuel Andriote on November 16, 2022
A Personal Perspective: A sacred place can help keep you grounded and connected to your deepest self.
John-Manuel Andriote on October 24, 2022
Personal perspective: Have you ever felt you aren’t telling a fully truthful story about yourself because you worry about what others will think? Embrace your own humanity to free you from that worry.
John-Manuel Andriote on September 22, 2022
How often do we pause and think about what we want to leave behind after we're gone? What if it has nothing to do with money or material possessions? What will it be?
John-Manuel Andriote on August 12, 2022
Personal Perspective: Even without land for a garden, you can cultivate the healthful benefits of having one.
John-Manuel Andriote on July 4, 2022
Do you expect to find closure after losing a loved one? Closure is a myth. But you can find meaning and new hope, important components of resilience.
John-Manuel Andriote on April 28, 2022
A Personal Perspective: Embracing your life isn't only about facing the challenges life brings. It means accepting and fully occupying life's good times, too.
John-Manuel Andriote on March 14, 2022
It's hard sometimes to keep going when the going is rough. But when you have a purpose, a reason to move forward, you can get through pretty much anything.
John-Manuel Andriote on February 5, 2022
Are you sick of others stigmatizing your age, health condition, or something else that makes you different from their standard of "normal"? Reject their stigma and define yourself.
John-Manuel Andriote on January 22, 2022
Too often we squander our time wishing we could live another life than the one we have been given. But only we can choose to take the road that will lead us to our true home.
John-Manuel Andriote on December 23, 2021
The world seems like a dark place. But we can help brighten it by finding and sharing the light within us.
John-Manuel Andriote on December 14, 2021
Homesickness can dampen our holiday cheer. Fortunately, there are things we can do to reduce the gloom and enjoy the moment even while missing the places and people who mean "home."
John-Manuel Andriote on November 12, 2021
Sometimes it can feel as if life's challenges are pulling us further out on a sea of troubles. Focusing on what we are grateful for keeps us anchored in reality.
John-Manuel Andriote on September 30, 2021
Fall offers powerful lessons for living with authenticity and wisdom. The month of October shouts those lessons from the treetops.
John-Manuel Andriote on September 16, 2021
Stop pursuing happiness and instead focus on knowing yourself. You may be surprised by how much a sense of purpose and meaning will increase your happiness.
John-Manuel Andriote on August 5, 2021
If you're feeling an urge for a better life than you are living now, these steps could help you create it.
John-Manuel Andriote on July 28, 2021
Trying to imagine what resilience looks like? Consider the iconic stonewalls of New England, monuments to the tested and toughened people who built them.