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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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Happiness Exercise: How to Take Incremental Steps

The site trains you to do 100 push-ups at one time, and it trains you to do so in six weeks.

Happiness exercise: How to overcome perfectionism

“When I was a little girl, I did well at things – like sports and math and science and English – and I got little bits of praise, and everybody thought I was smart and great,” my friend explained.

How to be the best athlete, singer, entrepreneur, mom, etc.

So you know you’re pretty good at something, but you want to get better.

Videos

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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