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Resilience is “the ability to navigate through adversity, to effectively adapt to change and thrive.” It means having to cultivate a sense of calm, clarity and stability, even when things are stressful and overwhelming.

Resilience is not simply about bouncing back from adversity; it’s about dealing with disruptive forces while adapting with integrity in response to changing circumstances, eventually leading to the experience of thriving. Adaptive resilience is a skill that can be deliberately cultivated and developed in the face of chronic negative stress and constantly increasing demands, complexity and change.

Luckily, resilience is a skill that we can train through dedicated practice which can increase our capacity to not only meet the challenges of life with care but even thrive amid difficult circumstances.

Read our articles on resilience:

Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence for Community-Based Organizations

For this Change-Maker Forum, we welcomed special guest Jenée Johnson, SIYLI advisory board member, Mindful Movement Builder and Founder of The Right Within Experience. In…

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Case Study: County of Sonoma, California, uses mindfulness practice to build resiliency during wildfires

SIYLI Engagement Manager Sarah Hunt chatted with Sonoma County Counsel Bruce Goldstein to learn more about his experience with integrating mindfulness and emotional intelligence into…

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Five Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence Practices for Difficult Times

Like me, you may be struggling to understand what’s going on in our world. Like me, you may be wondering how to take action. And…

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How to Cope with Stress

Intermittent stress primes the brain for performance. A 2013 study at the University of California, Berkeley, uncovered benefits of stress, such as pushing the brain to…

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Work Stress: Retrain the Brain

Deadlines. Commuting. Colleagues. Technology. Wages. According to Everest College’s 2014 Work Stress Survey, 80 percent of Americans are frazzled by something at work. Think about…

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How to Build Resilience

Resilience can be defined as the ability to overcome obstacles on the way to a goal, without being distracted or overcome by the things that…

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