Joan Borysenko: Resilience

Surviving And Thriving When Times Are Tough with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
October 22, 2014
by New Dimensions

“Resilience is that recognition that it’s not the end of the world. Furthermore, resilience is more than just bouncing back from the stress, like losing your house or losing your money. It’s an innate transformation, for example, understanding that happiness is an inside job.” She guides us through the warning signs of pessimism and the pitfalls of optimism, and offers up a wealth of suggestions for how we can develop what she calls “stress-hardiness”—to handle all of life’s challenges with resilience, equanimity, and inner peace. (hosted by Michael Toms)

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. is a psychologist and cell biologist.  She holds a doctorate in medical sciences from Harvard Medical School, and has completed post-doctoral fellowships in behavioral sciences and psychoneuroimmunology. She is a pioneer in integrative medicine and a world-renowned exper t in the mind-body connection. She is a journalist and host of her own radio show.

She is the bestselling author of fourteen books including:
◦Minding the Body, Mending the Mind (De Capo Press 2007)
It’s Not the End of the World: Developing Resilience in Times of Change (Hay House 2009)
◦The PlantPlus Diet Solution: Personalized Nutrition for Life (Hay House 2014)

Topics explored in this dialogue include:
◦What first step you can take today to change your life for the better
◦When stress is a good thing
◦Why optimism can break your heart
◦How “burning out” can be a good thing
◦How you can find your balance when you feel overwhelmed

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