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Resilience is the capacity to withstand traumatic and stressful experiences.

People who are resilient draw on strengths in themselves, their relationships, and their communities to help them overcome adversity. Resilient people often find meaning even in times of trouble and gain confidence from overcoming adversity. In this way, resilience can contribute to a deeply satisfying life.

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They Walk Among Us

Since the word spread about Katie’s deployment, I have developed a new awareness. 

Rising Everytime We Fall

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming.”

Deployment Diary: Who Are You Calling Dependent?

The term “military dependent” is no longer used in polite military society, replaced not so long ago by the far more PC “family member”. 

Remembering the Psychological Impact of War… and Doing Something About It

On September 11, 2001, our nation went to war—first in Afghanistan and later in Iraq.

Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior

As we honor our fallen brothers and sisters on Memorial Day, I’d also like to honor everyone who has ever risked their lives in a war zone in the service of this wonderful country.

Memorial Day: A Time to Remember

Hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, relaxing by the pool or spending the day at the beach, the unofficial beginning of summer and a much needed day off of work–



The Tap Code

Your browser does not support the video tag. Bob Shumaker, a former POW in Vietnam, describes how he and his fellow prisoners developed...

Sorting out the good from the bad

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Dr. John Norcross on the dangers of self-help

We are what we choose to think

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Louise Hay, the best-selling self-help author who claims to have cured herself of cancer through...

A survivor’s story

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Michelle, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, struggles with the changes in her life. In addition to...

Remembering to exhale

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Dr. Michael Baime, director of the University of Pennsylvania Program for Stress Management, tells us...

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