Linda Graham, a clinical therapist and expert on the neuroscience of human relationships, reminds us in this excerpt from Bouncing Back that to cultivate resilience, we need to continue to experiment and learn from experience.
David Burstein, the founder and executive director of the youth voter engagement organization Generation18, explains in this excerpt from Fast Future that Millennials' resilience will be one of their strongest assets.
Brene Brown, a writer and research professor whose TED talks have been viewed by millions, in this excerpt from The Gifts of Imperfection identifies the most common factors of resilient people and how the "protective factors" that make them able to bounce back are grounded in spirituality.
Gordon Livingston, a psychiatrist and writer, points out in this excerpt from How to Love that by watching rigidity in action, we can learn what behaviors to avoid in a world of frequent frustration.
M. J. Ryan, who has spent 30 years in the publishing industry as an editor, publisher, and writer, offers strategies that help the moment a wave of change begins in this excerpt from How to Survive Change ... You Didn't Ask For.
Joan Borysenko, an internationally known speaker and writer who has a doctorate in medical sciences from Harvard Medical School, offers wise counsel on forming a vision statement that reflects your ideas in this excerpt from It's Not the End of the World.
Joseph M. Marshall III, an award-winning author, historian, educator, motivational speaker, and Lakota craftsman, tells about learning from his grandparents that resiliency is a quiet, persistent process in this excerpt from The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage.
Wendy Lustbader, a social worker and professor who works with elders and their communities, writes in this excerpt from Life Gets Better about how fortunate we are when aging extricates us from an excessive focus on ourselves.
Timothy J. Mooney, a Presbyterian minister and visual artist, draws our attention to our incredible capacity for and receptivity to wonder, awe, and mystery in this excerpt from Like a Child.
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, a philosopher and prolific author, reminds us in this excerpt from Pebbles of Wisdom that everyone who takes the religious life seriously is thus ever striving onward and experiences setbacks along the way.
Kate Maloy, a Quaker author, writes in this exceprt from A Stone Bridge North about old property-mark trees that have survived centuries of storms and trials and even been spared the ax. They remain as witnesses to change in landscapes, wildlife, and human populations over the long years.
Kelly McGonigal,a Stanford psychologist and bestselling author, observes in this excerpt from The Upside of Stress that embracing stress can help in the most difficult situations — dealing with the death of a loved one, coping with chronic pain, and even overcoming a paralyzing fear of flying.
Nina Lesowitz, a leader in women's business in San Francisco, and Mary Beth Sammons, an award-winning journalist and author, remind us in this excerpt from What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail? that our heroes are ordinary people who tapped into courage when the need arose.
Beth Miller, a Jungian therapist and researcher with a private practice specializing in resilience, provides reminders in this excerpt from The Woman's Book of Resilience that to be resilient requires a lightness of step and the flexibility to move and not stay stuck or mired in yesterday.