Updated: Sep 7, 2021
Have you ever wondered how some people seem to sail through life obstacles and others struggle to get back on their feet? On our path in life, each one of us will meet our own set of difficulties and obstacles. The loss of a loved one, adversity, set-backs, stress, serious illness, or losing our job can de-rail us and knock us off our path.
Being resilient does not mean that you don’t experience stress, suffering, or upheaval, it is our ability to adapt to ever-changing situations and move forward. Resilience is our strength of mind, body, and character and is the cornerstone of good mental health.
Resilience starts with the brain as the physical condition of the brain affects our mental health. The good news is the brain can change structure and function in response to our experiences throughout our lives in ways that can improve our resilience.