Category Archives for Emotional Resilience

Cooking Up Lasting Happiness – A Fool Proof Recipe

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. – Dalai Lama Lasting happiness (along with success) is one of the most sought after feelings in our culture. Drama, negativity, and criticism are easy to find, so much so that the road to lasting happiness often feels elusive, and far-reaching… or fleeting at […]

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If You’re Happy and You Know It Go Get Mad: How Anger Leads to Lasting Happiness

Happiness is The Goal, these days more than ever. Joy, Gratitude, Peace, Happiness… the buzzwords are everywhere. There are funny blogs about them, hilariously crass meditation parodies (warning: not for the easily offended), tongue-in-cheek memes. But it’s not just buzz and parody… there’s actually something to it. We’re wired to feel. Feelings are at the […]

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Social Support and Health

It’s no secret that a strong, supportive social circle – even a small one – benefits your mental and physical health. The feel-good chemicals that get released in our brains (oxytocin and dopamine) help to decrease depression, anxiety, and worry. Even better, close, caring relationships increase our self-worth. Amazing what a little community can do […]

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Perseverance: The Grit Behind the Glory

Raise your hand if you set goals… Raise your hand if you expect those goals to become reality… Now, keep your hand up only if you believe that the road from here to there will be a smooth journey, free of potholes and detours… There aren’t many success stories that go like that. Not relationships, […]

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Building Your Optimism Muscles: 5 Ways to See the Glass Half-Full

There are people in our everyday lives who must have invisible super-hero capes. You know the people who, despite tough breaks or bad luck, face the world again and again with optimism – a belief that good things will happen to them. Some of them do this facing adversity thick enough that we wonder, “How […]

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