Category Archives for "Mind/Body"

Apr 13

What do Psychologists Say Builds Resilience?


The American Psychological Association says research suggests “10 Ways to Build Resilience”, which are: (1) maintain good relationships with close family members, friends and others (2) avoid seeing crises or stressful events as unbearable problems (3) accept circumstances that cannot be changed (4) develop realistic goals and move towards them (5) take decisive actions in […]

Mar 09

The Secret of Resilience

Mind/Body , Transformational Change Methods

Did you know that in cross-cultural studies, the Anglo-European culture comes up as the least resilient population in the world? One interesting explanation for this (research by Martin Seligman in the field of Positive Psychology) has drawn a link between the emphasis on building high ‘self-esteem’ in recent generations. It seems that where previous generations […]

Jun 23

Lessons from the Study of Happiness


What’s interesting is not how much trouble a person faces but how they respond to it How is it that two people can experience the exact same event yet the way they experience the event could be polar ends of a scale. George Valliant, the Grant studies long-term director, came to the conclusion “our own […]

Apr 04

Forged in the Hottest Fire

Books , Mind/Body

I recently picked up Brené Brown’s Book ‘Daring Greatly’ and couldn’t put it down. By the end of the book, I was trying to find someone else who had read it to talk to about it, like after seeing a good movie, and so here I am writing to lovers of personal development books.  So […]