A New Look at Resilience By Marcia Sirota MD
When you think about resilience, you probably think of the ability to bounce back when faced with difficult or painful situations. You think about being able to carry on when you’ve encountered stress or loss, disappointment, frustration or tragedy. And that’s all true.
Resilience, as most of us understand it, is the capacity to remain hopeful and optimistic, with an open heart and open mind, even after being hit with life’s most difficult challenges.
It’s also, in my mind, closely associated with an attitude of empowerment, in which we trust our own abilities to care for ourselves and to cope with adversity.
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