Building Resilience: 5 Ways to a Better Life

Life is difficult and unpredictable. A UCLA Medical School psychiatrist offers 5 tips for coping with life’s unwelcome surprises.

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(3) Nancy, November 29, 2018 2:55 PM

Coddling our children vs. making home a safe place to land

I just finished watching this excellent video for the second time. I agree that it is a parent's job to help a child become independent and able to face life's challenges. However, we can still do that without coddling our children/young adults. Having a safe place to land can simply mean that our offspring can speak freely to us about important issues. It doesn't mean that we give our child every material item/buy their way into college and/or grad school. With all of that said, I NEEDED to watch this video a second time and am so glad I did so!

(2) Nancy, November 28, 2018 12:26 PM

I LOVED this video!

Re: Focusing on power. I am directionally challenged. That is not a statement of self pity, but of fact. The way I compensate is to make liberal use of my GPS as well as written travel directions from Mapquest. I also allow myself extra time to arrive at my destination because I STILL manage to get lost despite taking these precautions. (I know it sounds sad, but there it is.)

(1) Harry Pearle, November 25, 2018 4:49 PM

"No Gain, without Pain?" For Resilience Thanks, Doc

Struggles, failure, pain, etc can often be a "blessing in disguise". Through our own struggles we may DISCOVER ideas and motivations to help others. If we, ourselves do not suffer, we may not be motivated to help others, with caring, etc. "No gain, without pain". I failed at teaching, but now I am interested in the problems of failing students.


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