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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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But What About the Children?

I’m not sure if my kids know about my bedtime ritual.

Operation Marriage: The Unbearable Absence of Smelling

There’s this gross thing I do a few weeks before my husband deploys: I steal his dirty t-shirts.

Pleased to Meet Me

Have you ever stopped to wonder whether the statements you make about yourself are true?

Sporting Recovery: The Caretaker Mentality

You were  … “ I hate that word, were. Whenever I hear the phrase, ‘you were…,’

First Deployment

Let me say at the outset that it’s my wife of 17 years, Katie, who is going to Afghanistan.  She joined the Navy Reserves right out of high school in 1985 and other than a few years during Law School, she’s been in the whole time.  Last year she was promoted to Chief Petty Officer which I have since learned is no small achievement.  Somewhere in the back of my mind I knew there was a chance she might get mobilized but when it actually happened I was

How Can Facebook Help the Bereaved?

As a psychologist I’m often asked about what I think of social media.


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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