Posts Tagged: resilience

How to Stop Negative Thoughts From Rotating In Your Head

“I got a lotta s**t in rotation” from Dithering by Ani DiFranco ” I got a lot of s**t in rotation.” Shout out to native artist and activist, Ani DiFranco, for providing the perfect lead into this blog.      Many of us are stuck in our heads more than ever due to Covid-19. The National… Read more »

Resilience in Anxious Covid.-19 Times

Resilience in Anxious Covid Times “Most people prefer the certainty of misery to the misery of uncertainty” Virginia Satir Resilience in Anxious Covid-19 Times is needed to help us get through the unknown. I wish I could reassure you that certainty was something you could always have at your disposal. Actually, I can, just not… Read more »

COVID-19 and Resilience for Couples at Home

COVID-19 and Resilience for Couples at Home Is there anything worth writing about other than the current virus crisis we are all experiencing in different ways and yet the same? Blogs are writing themselves on this topic. The tone is often dire and fearful. This is understandable given the possible outcomes of contracting COVID-19. Our… Read more »

Let It Marinate: Can we re-train our Brain?

Let It Marinate Can we re-train our brain to become more resilient? We are in the midst of a revolutionary period of brain science that is rapidly changing the ways in which we assess and treat mental illness. Without getting too technical, it is generally accepted that our brains are more like soft plastic than… Read more »

Resilience and Self-Care, Do Vacations Count?

 Is Resilience Self-Care?   Resilience and self-care, do vacations count? No doubt, cultivating resilience is an asset, but is it self-care? Resilience has turned out to be one of the most useful traits a person can have or cultivate. It can improve your mental health. No matter the situation, if one is resilient, the outcome… Read more »

Mindfulness Can Help Boost Your Resilience.

    This mindfulness thing is everywhere and sometimes in danger of becoming ‘McMindfulness’. In my estimation, you can’t have resilience without some level of mindfulness. Jon Kabat Zinn, who brought formalized mindfulness techniques to the masses in the Western Hemisphere, defines it as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present… Read more »

Trauma? Resilience can be the antidote

  Trauma? Resilience can be the antidote Resilience can be an antidote for Trauma. Sustaining trauma is a prevalent, yet misunderstood phenomenon. Many more people than we know have experienced or will experience trauma in their lifetimes. Some may not recognize it. For them, trauma might be so common that it does not register. The… Read more »

Listening and Paying Attention to Your Partner

  Paying attention to your partner is one of the most powerful things you can do to support your relationship. This is according to the best research by one of the leading authorities on couples counseling.  John, Gottman, Phd.  boasts more than 25 years of research on the topic of  a healthy relationship. He and his… Read more »

Pay Attention to Your Partner: Partner Alertness Course

Pay Attention To Your Partner Partner Alertness Course? Pay attention to your partner. This will build relationship resilience. There is a line in a Nick Cave song, Mermaids that mentions ‘Husband Alertness Course’.  Cave is recommending that the character in the song take the course. To be fair to my fellow men, perhaps it should be called “Partner… Read more »

Resilient Relationships

Healthy relationships don’t just happen. Relationship building depends on so many factors that help or hinder how things go between you and your honey. Almost all of us have been in unsuccessful relationships multiple times.  Research tells us that about 85% of romantic connections fail. 85 % is a huge number. However, as a culture,… Read more »