Age of Resilience
commentary by Gateway President Bryan Albrecht
We all endure stress, personally and in our communities. This column suggests that how we respond to that stress determines how resilient we become.
by Hilit Kletter
In the context of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), resilience is hard to define because it is dynamic and multidimensional. The good news is that there are ways to enhance it.
Don't Worry about Feeling Sad
by Dinsa Sachan
In some cultures, sadness is not a hindrance to experiencing positive emotions, and there isn’t a constant pressure to be joyful. It is during adversity that we connect most closely with people and build resilience.
Five Science-Backed Strategies to Build Resilience
by Kira M. Newman
Change the narrative. Face your fears. Practice self-compassion. Meditate. Cultivate forgiveness. This article goes into depth about each of these resilience tools, explaining why and how they work.
Help When Your Heart Breaks
by Joan Halifax
Caring for people who are suffering is a loving, even heroic calling, but it takes a toll. Roshi Joan Halifax teaches a five-step program to care for yourself while caring for others.
How People Learn to Become Resilient
by Maria Konnikova
This fascinating and substantive article examines decades of research about resilience and concludes that — far from being a vague concept — resilience turns out to be a skill that can be taught.
How Resilience Works
by Diane Coutu
Three fundamental characteristics seem to set resilient people and companies apart from others: the capacity to accept reality, an ability to find meaning in some aspects of life, and improvizational skill.
How to Parent With Resilience
by Kara Baskin
Resilient parenting means being resilient yourself when it comes to all things raising kids and instilling in your children the life skills that it takes to thrive throughout their entire lives. Here’s how.
More Mayors Are Appointing Chief Resilience Officers
by Heather Clancy
As of late July 2017, there were officially 79 "Chief Resilience Officers" employed in cities associated with the 100 Resilient Cities project for climate action — the concept is becoming the norm.
Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure
by Shawn Achor and Michele Gielan
Lack of a recovery period is dramatically holding back our collective ability to be resilient and successful. If you really want to build resilience, you can start by strategically stopping.
Resilience: Abstract Concept or Survival Skill?
by Margot Phaneuf
Written for and about nurses, this article covers the concept and applications of resilience needed to perform nursing duties and help patients find the necessary balance to rebuild their lives.
What Resilience Means, and Why It Matters
by Andrea Ovans
Here are ways to apply the wellsprings of resilience to organizations confronting historic challenges and to individuals confronting the thousand small cuts we may be inflicting on one another every day.
Why Resilience Is Necessary as a Leader
by Amy Modglin
It is a leader's responsibility to lead through good and bad times. Nothing is more rewarding than coming out of a storm as a stronger leader and a more cohesive team.