Resilience

How to Help Your Kids Cope With Stress

How to Help Your Kids Cope With Stress

Written by on May 13, 2013 in Parenting Tips, Resilience, Stress Management Tips with 0 Comments

What is stressing your kids out? Here are three common sources of stress, plus practical tips parents can use to help kids cope with stress. These tips are from Sandra Blackard of the Language of Listening®. “I believe the top three sources of stress for children of any age are external pressure to perform, too little […]

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How to Stop Worrying – 6 Tips From Really Smart People

How to Stop Worrying – 6 Tips From Really Smart People

Written by on January 1, 2013 in Happiness Tips, Psychology Tips, Resilience with 0 Comments

Here’s a round-up of the best ways to stop worrying – plus links to helpful websites about being happier, enjoying life, and finding inner peace. Worry destroys the moment (and your life is made up of moments!), depresses your mood, and can evolve into obsessive thinking patterns. Worrying puts you at risk for mental illness […]

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How to Survive Your First Christmas After Divorce

How to Survive Your First Christmas After Divorce

Written by on December 12, 2012 in Christmas Holiday Tips, Divorce Care Tips, Resilience with 2 Comments

The first family Christmas after getting divorced is difficult, especially if your ex-spouse wants the kids on Christmas Day. These suggestions for surviving a divorced family Christmas aren’t easy tips or secrets that will erase the pain for you or your kids, but they may help you get through the holidays. The most important thing […]

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My Boyfriend Slept With His Ex-Girlfriend – What Do I Do?

My Boyfriend Slept With His Ex-Girlfriend – What Do I Do?

Written by on December 1, 2012 in Breakup Survival Tips, Relationship Tips, Resilience with 2 Comments

Here are three questions to ask yourself before deciding what to do after you find out your boyfriend had sex with his ex-girlfriend. Yesterday I got an anonymous email from a reader. Here’s an excerpt: “My boyfriend cheated, plain and simple. I don’t know how to deal with it. Before we got together, he had […]

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Does Journal Writing Help You Heal From Divorce? Not Necessarily

Does Journal Writing Help You Heal From Divorce? Not Necessarily

Written by on November 30, 2012 in Divorce Care Tips, Resilience with 3 Comments

Sometimes journaling your feelings after a divorce or separation doesn’t help you heal. New research tells us when writing does more harm than good after a breakup. “I think many, many therapists have a tendency to believe that journaling unequivocally is a good thing to do [after divorce or separation], especially when people are trying […]

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How I Survived an Attempted Rape in My Bedroom in the Middle of the Night

How I Survived an Attempted Rape in My Bedroom in the Middle of the Night

Written by on November 29, 2012 in Emotional Health Tips, Inspirational Tips, Resilience with 12 Comments

A guy broke into my apartment in the middle of the night and tried to rape me. Even now – years later – those words choke me up. How did I survive without getting raped? I’ve been writing and blogging for almost a decade, but I’ve never written about how I survived the attempted rape. […]

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How to Overcome Your Fear of What People Think

How to Overcome Your Fear of What People Think

Written by on November 28, 2012 in Emotional Health Tips, Identity & Life Tips, Resilience with 4 Comments

Do you sometimes feel paralyzed because of what people will think about your appearance, performance, opinions, and choices? These tips for overcoming fear of what people think are from life coach Arianna Merritt, M.Ed. “For years, I kept my mouth shut as I was too shy to speak up,” she says. “While I wasn’t afraid of […]

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How to Handle Bad News From Your Doctor

How to Handle Bad News From Your Doctor

Written by on November 26, 2012 in Men's Health Tips, Resilience, Women's Health Tips with 2 Comments

For better or worse, your life won’t be the same after a doctor’s diagnosis. These tips for coping with bad news from your doctor are from writer, speaker, and college professor Donnell King. “My wife and I were blessed with a special needs daughter who required a lot of care – she was hospitalized 22 […]

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How to Help Your Partner Cope With Your Cancer Diagnosis

How to Help Your Partner Cope With Your Cancer Diagnosis

Written by on November 25, 2012 in Grief & Recovery Tips, Love & Relationships, Resilience with 0 Comments

Sometimes being diagnosed with a disease like cancer is more bearable than learning about your partner’s diagnosis of a terminal illness. Watching someone you love become sicker and sicker – knowing that death is coming – is one of the worst things to bear. Here’s what J says: “Hi Laurie, I met the nicest woman […]

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What Do You Do After the Divorce Papers Are Served?

What Do You Do After the Divorce Papers Are Served?

Written by on October 16, 2012 in Divorce Care Tips, Resilience with 0 Comments

The day you dreaded is here: the divorce papers were served and your marriage is officially over. Here’s what to do next. “Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce.” ~ Jennifer Weiner, Fly Away Home. Ouch, that’s cold! […]

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