Resilience allows us to “bend” and adapt in new or stressful situations, to adjust to difficulties, and to perceive that life can be good.
Resilience cannot shield us from stress, loss, grief, or hardship. But it can strengthen our ability to deal with life’s challenges and reinforce our capacity to recover.
Practicing resilience is not avoiding stress or adversity, but learning how to respond positively and move forward. Habits of mind, body, and spirit can promote resilience. We can invest in our own health by learning and utilizing resilience-building thoughts, behaviors, and actions. When we practice, we can change our minds—literally rewire our brains and shift our neurochemistry—and in so doing, change our lives.
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