From Pam Feldman, LIMHP:
This article from the New York Times helps us to understand how resilience is important in how we deal with adversity. We face troubling times and it is more important than ever to look for ways to bolster our ability to stay on course and manage through crises. We have options of how we handle the many challenges that face us. I hope this article encourages you to find ways to stay positive.
From the NY Times:
“… the tools common to resilient people are optimism (that is also realistic), a moral compass, religious or spiritual beliefs, cognitive and emotional flexibility, and social connectedness. The most resilient among us are people who generally don’t dwell on the negative, who look for opportunities that might exist even in the darkest times. During a quarantine, for example, a resilient person might decide it is a good time to start a meditation practice, take an online course or learn to play guitar.”