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What are the benefits of resilience?

by Dr. Kathleen Hall

Stephanie, Resilience is the ability to bounce back. Resilience allows you to recover your strength in the most distressing situations.

There are many character traits in a person who is resilient. Some of these common traits are humor, playfulness, and curiosity. A resilient person also displays a quick adaptive response to extreme changes, experiences life as a series of challenges, brings stability to a crisis, and maintains inner calm in a stressful situation. You may have great natural resilience you were born with in your DNA, or you may have grown up with family mentors who exuded resilience. If you didn’t naturally inherit resilience or grow up in a family displaying this wonderful virtue, you can learn how to become more resilient by learning and practicing disciplines that foster resilience.

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