Resilience

  • How To Get Along With Parents
    How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else

    How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else

How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else

“It’s always something or your mother,” as Wynona Judd is fond of saying.  I guess she should know.  She and her mother Naomi Judd were one of the most successful duos in country music history, and the backstory of their complicated relationship has been well documented on reality TV.  

By |May, 17th, 2019|Happiness, Resilience|Comments Off on How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else
  • Heart Health
    How Resilience Protects Your Heart – Inside and Out How Resilience Protects Your Heart – Inside and Out

    How Resilience Protects Your Heart – Inside and Out

How Resilience Protects Your Heart – Inside and Out

“What’s your why?”

I knew that question would be a great ice-breaker at the American Heart Association event I was hosting.

The answers came quickly, and all of them were personal: names of relatives and friends who had survived — or not — from heart disease or stroke.  Some answers struck even closer to […]

By |April, 6th, 2019|Resilience|Comments Off on How Resilience Protects Your Heart – Inside and Out
  • journaling helps reduce stress
    Holiday Stress?  Write It Off. Holiday Stress?  Write It Off.

    Holiday Stress? Write It Off.

Holiday Stress? Write It Off.

The best part of showing up for the University of Louisville Depression Center Conference in November isn’t the continuing education credits.  It may sound strange, but I was invigorated and […]

By |December, 4th, 2018|Happiness, Resilience|Comments Off on Holiday Stress? Write It Off.
  • BUILDING RESILIENCE:  How to Get a Grip, Get Back Up and Go On BUILDING RESILIENCE:  How to Get a Grip, Get Back Up and Go On

    BUILDING RESILIENCE: How to Get a Grip, Get Back Up and Go On

BUILDING RESILIENCE: How to Get a Grip, Get Back Up and Go On

I recently had my first appointment with my new primary care physician.  As she scanned the medical history of my parents, she paused when she got to the cause of death.  “So… your father was … murdered?” (more…)

By |December, 12th, 2016|Resilience|Comments Off on BUILDING RESILIENCE: How to Get a Grip, Get Back Up and Go On
  • How to Perform Under Pressure How to Perform Under Pressure

    How to Perform Under Pressure

How to Perform Under Pressure

Do you believe that you perform better under pressure? Do you do your best creative thinking under a severe pressure deadline? Do you worry about a child or colleague that chokes under pressure? (more…)

By |January, 5th, 2016|Resilience, Success: Conflict|Comments Off on How to Perform Under Pressure
  • ESTRANGED: What to Do When Your Adult Child Wants Nothing To Do With You ESTRANGED: What to Do When Your Adult Child Wants Nothing To Do With You

    ESTRANGED: What to Do When Your Adult Child Wants Nothing To Do With You

ESTRANGED: What to Do When Your Adult Child Wants Nothing To Do With You

Nothing can create more feelings of shame than to be rejected by your own child.

One parent described it this way, “It’s like she died, only worse — my adult daughter lives here in town, but she won’t have anything to do with me — and places all the blame for the estrangement on me.”

By |November, 18th, 2014|Resilience|Comments Off on ESTRANGED: What to Do When Your Adult Child Wants Nothing To Do With You
  • Three Ways to Boost Your Resilience Three Ways to Boost Your Resilience

    Three Ways to Boost Your Resilience

Three Ways to Boost Your Resilience

I’m the only person I know who actually uses and shares on a daily basis the information I explored in my doctoral thesis — how to cultivate resilience, that resourceful, persevering ability to cope effectively with daily stresses and successfully adapt to loss, adversity, conflict and other struggles of life.

By |October, 14th, 2014|Mindfulness, Resilience|Comments Off on Three Ways to Boost Your Resilience
  • PODCAST: The Calming Breath Part 1 PODCAST: The Calming Breath Part 1

    PODCAST: The Calming Breath Part 1

PODCAST: The Calming Breath Part 1

How to Get Started with Dr. Jan The Calming Breath is a simple, but powerful way to release tension and refocus your mind.

Use this brief guided experience of The Calming Breath Part 1 to relax, refresh and refocus, both mentally and physically.

When you’re comfortable with The Calming Breath Part 1, you […]

By |October, 14th, 2014|Mindfulness, Resilience|Comments Off on PODCAST: The Calming Breath Part 1