Tag Archives: Resilience

Clumping: How Much Can One Person Bear?

I met her at her home a few evenings ago. As we visited, she spoke about him frequently. She also referred to things around the house that she has now been doing – things he used to do – which … Continue reading

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If It Doesn’t Kill You It Makes You Stronger?

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” That’s what philosopher Fredrick Nietzsche wrote about 150 years ago. This sentiment is echoed in Kelley Clarkson’s hit song, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).” I recently spent time with a young … Continue reading

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Lessons in Resilience

I sit with her and listen to her stories. At age 84, she’s been through a great deal. While she shares happy memories, many of the stories are tinged with hardship. Her first memory? That was walking the railroad tracks … Continue reading

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