Emotional Resilience

Introduction to Emotional Resilience

Stress is a fact of modern life – seemingly everywhere and all the time. There are so many sources of stress: caring for children, disabled persons and elderly parents, holding down a job, and making time for a social life are all everyday sources of stress. Added to these everyday stresses are extraordinary events such as deaths, serious illnesses, natural disasters and social upheavals that often occur randomly and without warning. It is easy to become frustrated by the great number of pressures that consume you on any given day. Over time, the cumulative effects of multiple stressors, small and large, can combine to wear you out before you’ve had a chance to get started.

Emotional Resilience — In The News
Health Tip: Handle Emotions in a Healthy Way Dec 11, 2014

(HealthDay News) -- Everyone is emotional at one time or another. But you can manage your emotions in a healthy way. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions: Don't get carried away by a powerful emotion. Instead, stop and think before you act or speak. Make time for... Read More


For Greater Happiness, Spend Your Money on 'Life Experiences': Study Apr 2, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Buying so-called "life experiences" makes Americans happier than material goods such as cars, but they tend to favor the latter in the mistaken belief that they provide better value, according to a new study. Researchers interviewed people before and after they made... Read More


World Cup Matches Might Boost Your Mental Health Jun 16, 2010

WEDNESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- If you can't wait to watch the U.S. soccer team take on Slovenia in its next World Cup match on Friday, know that being an avid sports fan may be more than just a lot of fun. Scientists have shown that fans who... Read More


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