PRACTICAL RESILIENCE

Skills for Thriving in Modern Life

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January 26, 2018

Most parents have big conversations with their teenagers. They have “the talk” about the birds and the bees. They have “the talk” about drinking and driving. They have “the talk” about drugs.

In between these big talks, weeks can go by with no real conversation at all. When they are at home, which is rare, teens give monosyllabic answers to direct...

December 13, 2017

There is a reason the teenage years are so dreaded. Teenagers are facing emotional, physical, social, hormonal, and intellectual changes at a time when they are also being introduced to alcohol, sex, drugs, body consciousness, and academic and peer pressures.  Consider, too, the criticism, gossip, and public humiliation that can now unfold on soc...

December 2, 2017

We have all experienced that feeling of knowing something is wrong but having no rational reason for feeling that way. Think back to a time when warning bells went off in your head, but nothing was visibly amiss. A lover, a job, a decision, or a friendship felt wrong. Everything looked fine on paper, but a nagging feeling persisted in your gut th...

December 2, 2017

Throughout the plant and animal kingdom there is wisdom beyond conscious thought that allows all species to achieve their maximum potential.

Gut feeling, inner voice, intuition: Whatever you choose to call it, we have all experienced it. At times, our bodies tell us what is right (or wrong) for us, without our brains fully understanding why.

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