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The Importance of Resilience with Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
Resilience is the strength and speed of our response to adversity. It’s a skillset we develop over the course of our lives, and there are concrete steps we can take to build resilience long before we face any kind of difficulty.
The Elephant in the Room: Talking About Loss and Hardship with Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
We often have a hard time talking about adversity—but staying silent can make our loved ones feel even more isolated after loss or hardship. This video offers simple ways to speak with empathy and honesty when our friends are suffering.
Facing Adversity Through Building Resilience: A Guide to Grounded Hope
Writer and counseling psychologist Lee Daniel Kravetz describes five steps we can take to find realistic hope in the face of adversity.
Cope During Hard Anniversaries, Birthdays, & Holidays | Option B
Some days can be harder than others. Use these key strategies from Option B to honor anniversary grief & mark hard days like holidays, anniversaries, & birthdays.
How to talk to a loved one about hardship—and why it matters
If your friend is hurting, starting a real conversation about what they’re going through may be the most helpful thing you can do. Here are some tips on how to start one.
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How to Find Meaning In Our Challenges
Writer and psychologist Andrew Solomon encourages us to forge meaning from our struggles and build a new identity that incorporates even the worst events in our lives.
The Surprising Science of Happiness
Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness” and social psychologist challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Gilbert describes how our “psychological immune system” can help us find happiness—synthetic or natural—when things don’t go as planned.