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Resilience is like a muscle you can build. It’s just a matter of knowing how.
We want Option B to be a place where you can share your story, openly and honestly, as well as find stories of other people’s experiences.
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Stories have the power to inspire, strengthen, and heal. Option B is a place where you can share your experience and read about what others have been through.
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Being part of a group can help us build resilience, overcome isolation, and chart a path to find joy again. We hope you’ll find people who can support you through the challenge you’re facing.
A community where people navigating difficult times share moments of gratitude.
Meet other people in your community who are working on building resilience.
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Watch to Adam and Sheryl share key findings from Option B about how you can build resilience.
One way we build resilience is by fighting permanence, which is the belief that our grief or pain will last forever. Taking steps to remind ourselves that even the most painful feelings won’t always be so intense can help us find the strength to heal.
After loss or trauma, we all hope to bounce back. Some of us manage to bounce forward. Learn how helping others gives our suffering meaning, allowing us to grow from the most difficult experiences of our lives.
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Writer and counseling psychologist Lee Daniel Kravetz describes five steps we can take to find realistic hope in the face of adversity.
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We’ve worked with partners to bring you practical recommendations and insights on how to face adversity in your life and help friends and loved ones.
Psychologist Kelly McGonigal outlines how we can build resilience by connecting with and caring for other people during times of stress.
Social psychologist Dan Gilbert describes how our "psychological immune system" can help us find happiness when things don’t go as planned.
Psychologist and author Guy Winch describes how changing our responses to failure can build resilience.
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