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God Knows Where I Am

This documentary takes us into the life of Linda Bishop, and her family and caregivers. She was found dead in a New Hampshire home several months after her hospital discharge.

5 Bad Ways and 5 Good Ways to End a Relationship

It’s never easy to end a relationship and, as a result, people often get into emotional trouble when they try.

The Forgotten Rural Gifted Child

What can we do to help talented students from rural backgrounds?

Mistakes Don't Have to Be Setbacks: 3 Ways to be Resilient

It’s never pleasant to make mistakes but they don't have to ruin your life. New research on resilience shows 3 ways to keep little things that go wrong from becoming a big deal.

More Posts on Resilience

Life and Death in Every Moment

When I embrace life and death in every moment it makes life richer.

The War is ON, and Nature Will Not Lose—People Will

By Kenneth Worthy Ph.D. on March 23, 2017 in The Green Mind
Who will be the losers of Trump’s war on nature? Humans.

Why Grit Isn’t Everything

Is grit the key ingredient for your success? What should you cultivate in addition to grit?

8 Things Mentally Strong People Do to Gain Financial Freedom

These strategies can help you gain better control over your mind and your money.
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Cracked Eggs Create a Crack Team

Stories shape us. Exploring the stories from your life offers undreamed insights, because when stories lie together, they grow a tangle of roots.
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Healing the Most Important Relationship In Your Life

If you had a choice, what would you rather be feeling right now?

Real Lasting Change

The Resilience Regiment talks to Jennifer Cusack of Balance Treatment Center

Are Resilient People Delusional?

By Nick Tasler on March 22, 2017 in Strategic Thinking
Research shows that the people who most successfully overcome setbacks feel in control of their environment. But isnt that belief an illusion?

My Meetings in Vancouver—this one with Tony Robbins

By Stanton Peele on March 21, 2017 in Addiction in Society
We are forever caught in this dilemma in our psychological theory and practice -- trauma as a lifelong cross we bear, resilience and optimism as our guiding lights.

5 Exercises That Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

A strong mind will take you far in life. Here's how to exercise your brain.

A Single Act of Amnesty: the Heart of Com-passion

By Gregg Levoy on March 20, 2017 in Passion!
Passion comes from a word meaning "to suffer," and compassion means shared suffering. As with last month’s post, this month's features a second story about the power of com-passion
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Safe Spaces Can Be Dangerous

By Liz Swan Ph.D. on March 20, 2017 in College Confidential
What's so safe about "safe" spaces? They prevent students from growing and adapting which is, in fact, really scary.

How to Have a Happy Day

How- and why- to be happier. 3 tips to greater happiness in your life.
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Helping Your Child Deal With College Rejection & Acceptance

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on March 18, 2017 in Off the Couch
College acceptances and rejections are coming in. How parents respond can help or hinder adolescents in the developmental task of transitioning from home to college.
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When Is Reimagining the Past a Sign of Emotional Health?

By Barb Cohen on March 17, 2017 in Mom, Am I Disabled?
For counterfactual thinking to be functionally beneficial, we need a coherent story of cause and effect that makes us an essential actor in the story.

A Blended Approach to Health

The Resilience Regiment speaks to Sierra Tucson

The Sustaining Fires of Standing Rock: A Movement Grows

By Roy Eidelson Ph.D. on March 17, 2017 in Dangerous Ideas
Oil profiteers have awakened a movement that combines a commitment to addressing the trampled rights of Native Americans with a reinvigorated call for climate justice.

Do You Worry?

Worry is an ordinary part of human experience: a protection from danger, a sign that we care, and a struggle to face the inevitable uncertainties of life.

Has Love Disappointed You?

By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on March 15, 2017 in Rediscovering Love
Learn how to understand about who you have been, who you are now, what you have to offer, and what you need in return.

The Transient Hypofrontality Edge

"Transient hypofrontality" is an elegant term to describe the possible mechanism for why running and other physical activity can alter our thought processes.

Connecting With Teens So They Can Thrive and Ultimate

The Resilience Regiment speaks with The Lotus Collaborative
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Why We Shouldn’t Fear Failure

Why We Shouldn’t Fear Failure. Sometimes success requires not getting it right the first time. By Philip J. Rosenbaum, Ph.D.

Can a Friendship Survive Major Political Disagreement?

Can friends stay friends when they disagree about politics? Here's how strategies like self-determination, curiosity, and respect can help you keep your friendships intact.

The Challenges of Clinical Practice in Turbulent Times

Can mindfulness help us stay sane in turbulent times? Even some humorous metaphors can guide us

Psychology of "Logan"

Does Logan suffer from PTSD? Finding meaning after trauma.

Photography Documenting Mental Illness Draws Criticism

Through her project, feelings of pain and hurt that Melissa held toward her mother were gone, and she found herself feeling greater empathy, acknowledging her mother's illness.

Constructive Discomfort

By Robert L. Leahy Ph.D. on March 08, 2017 in Anxiety Files
Practicing discomfort can help you achieve the goals that are important to you. But it means doing things that you don’t want to do.

Let's Teach Girls to Be Brave, Not Perfect

Women have been socialized to be perfect. Bravery requires something different: a growth mindset, resilience and vulnerability and self-compassion.

Prepare Your Child for College by Teaching Resilience

Is your high achieving high school student resilient enough for college?