Cultivating Resilience: The Basics of “Bouncing Forward”

What is Resilience? Resilience is the ability to withstand and recover from adversity in our lives.  It involves resistance (standing strong in hardship), recovery (being flexible and getting back up when life knocks you down), and reconfiguration (making positive changes that enable you to better handle future challenges). Resilience protects against the ill-effects of stress […]

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Mindfulness: How to Exercise a “Muscle” for Emotional Well-Being

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a special kind of awareness – the awareness that comes when we purposefully pay attention to the present moment without judgment. It may look like formal meditation (e.g. a narrated loving-kindness meditation), informal meditation (meaningful pauses throughout the day), or mindful movement (e.g. yoga or stretching). Mindfulness is the opposite […]

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