Sharing Circle: Resilience

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Resilience can be defined as the ability to endure difficulty and come through it unharmed or even stronger. It includes aspects of courage, calm­ness and a refusal to give up. It is a quality that makes us stronger.

Polly Young-Eisendrath, PhD, professor and psychologist, wrote in her book The Resilient Spirit that “… the capacity to be resilient, to respond to difficulty with development, is rooted in many diverse factors, but it consistently depends on one thing: the meaning you, the individual, make of where you are.”

What does resilience mean to you? Share an experience past or present that has tapped your own resilience. What did you do to get through the experience? How has it changed you?

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