building resilience

Coping with Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown
“Are you feeling overwhelmed by 24-hour cable and Internet news, with vivid pictures, highlighting the dreadful effects of the massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Japan? These horrors have…” Read More

The New Normal after Separation
“Do you want to know an unexpected finding from the Framingham Heart Study that has been conducted over six decades? Happiness is contagious and the secret may very well be in the connection. Social relationships correlate positively with…” Read More

Elizabeth Edwards: Lessons about Resilience
“Since her book, Resilience, was published, the media spotlight has been on Elizabeth Edwards’ promotional tour. It’s her husband’s affair and how she’s handling the aftermath that gets the most press coverage. The pundits have been…” Read More

8 Lessons From the Olympics – How to Overcome Fears
“Ever since the first modern Olympic games were held in 1896, athletes have worked hard to ‘go for the gold.’ Baron Pierre de Coubertin brought the ancient Greek Olympiad back to life to recreate the ideals of physical, mental and spiritual excellence…” Read More

Joannie Rochette: Olympic Courage Despite Tragic Loss
“Just hours after learning that her mother had died of a sudden massive heart attack, Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette was back on the ice. One of the favorites to win an Olympic medal, she practiced her jumps over and over again while…” Read More

Haiti Tragedy: Healing after the Death of Loved Ones
“Days after a 7.0 earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti, family members battled for a proper burial of their loved ones. Time and again, tragedy followed moments of hope. Yet, despite the deaths and destruction…” Read More

10 Life Lessons from The Academy Awards
“Amidst the yards of fabric and the glitter of jewels, the 81st Academy Awards might seem an unlikely place for 40-somethings or sandwiched boomers to look for role models. After all, the red carpet doesn’t exactly represent the clothes “… Read More

Top Ten Self-fullness Tips for Sandwiched Women
“No need to look up “self-fullness” in the dictionary – you won’t find it. And it’s also not likely to be in the vocabulary of women who are pulled between their careers, children, parents, spouse or even grandchildren. No matter what age women “… Read More

How to Turn a Crisis into a Challenge
“When a crisis hits – the end of a marriage, the loss of a job, or the death of a loved one – it throws you into a complete tailspin. Suddenly your world is no longer safe and secure. What can you do to pick up the pieces and take the first steps toward living a full life again? “… Read More

What the Baby Boomers Can Teach Paris Hilton
“Are you tired of the celebrity driven circus revolving around Paris Hilton? Does the hotel heiress deserve to be behind bars for her flagrant disregard for the law? As a popular media figure, should she be responsible to set an example for the impressionable teenagers who emulate her?”… Read More