We often hear this word and different thoughts come to mind – bouncing back, becoming tough, returning to normal. In this article, Dr. Dennis S. Charney explores the topic of resilience both from his perspective as a medical professional and as someone who dealt with trauma. He reminds us that every person is born with a certain level of resilience, and we each have the power to make ourselves more resilient. How? Being an “optimistic realist”, learning from peers, having a strong moral compass, and developing a support system are a few of the items discussed. He also reminds parents and caregivers that as much as we might want to make things easy for children, it’s ultimately not a good idea to raise children in a stress-free environment because they won’t be prepared for when they do face challenges. Read more here