Category Archives: Resilience

How to Comfort Someone in Pain

We all get our share of pain and loss in life. Some seem to get more than their fair share.

When someone you love is hurting, it’s normal to want to help but sometimes it’s hard to know how to help. Here are a few pointers from people that have had their fair share of suffering and support.

“I’d say that what these experiences call for is a sort of passive activism. We have a tendency, especially in an achievement-oriented culture, to want to solve problems and repair brokenness — to propose, plan, fix, interpret, explain and solve. But what seems to be needed here is the art of presence — to perform tasks without trying to control or alter the elemental situation. Allow nature to take its course. Grant the sufferers the dignity of their own process. Let them define meaning. Sit simply through moments of pain and uncomfortable darkness. Be practical, mundane, simple and direct.”

See the full NY Times article here: goo.gl/0124W8

How to Manage Your Stress

Got stress? Here’s what you can do to help yourself: Change the way you think.
See the full video by Dr.Mike Evans here: goo.gl/YeQhth

23 1/2 Hours

Great instructional video on the value of moving for just 30 minutes day. Shocking and inspiring. See it here: goo.gl/Y03kHK


How to Get a Social Life 101

We all lead very busy lives. Hectic schedules, demanding jobs, a never ending stream of social media, and old friends that have moved away or are just as busy in their own loves can leave us feeling lonely and wondering where everyone went. Sometimes we have to make a conscious effort to get out there, and get a life.

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This article is full of good reminders on how to do just that:
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Depression: The Big Black Dog

This great video by the World Health Organization illustrates depression beautifully. See it here:  goo.gl/D0HD76

Brene Brown on Shame and the Power of Vulnerability

I love Brene Brown’s TED videos. They are insightful and inspiring. Watch this instead of re-runs on TV tonight:

The Power of Vulnerability

Listening to Shame