Sunday:  resilience

re·sil·ience

 noun \ri-ˈzil-yən(t)s\

the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens

A primary factor in resilience is having positive relationships inside or outside one’s family. These positive relationships include traits such as mutual, reciprocal support and caring. Such relationships aid in bolstering a person’s resilience.

Studies show that there are several other factors which develop and sustain a person`s resilience:

  1. The ability to make realistic plans and being capable of taking the steps necessary to follow through with them
  2. A positive self-concept and confidence in one’s strengths and abilities
  3. Communication and problem-solving skills
  4. The ability to manage strong impulses and feelings

These factors are not necessarily inherent; they can be developed in any individual and they promote resiliency.