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136. Refilling Your Resilience Tank (encore)

In this episode, we're working on our element of Resilience. And even if you feel the opposite of resilient right now, we'll discuss more about how each of us is wired for resilience. We are naturally resilient and can uncover and build up this element--no matter what. This is also the first part of our "Roots of Resilience" series. The Roots of Resilience were laid out in one of Dr. Emmons book, "The Chemistry of Calm." We'll work through all the roots throughout our episodes on Resilience and Hope (nine episodes!). These roots are really the key aspects of resilience that are essential to be aware of and to strengthen. Stay with us for this full series to uncover and nourish your most rooted, resilient self. 


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Key moments:

00:00 Welcome to Joy Lab
00:46 Diving Deep into Resilience
01:08 Understanding Resilience: Definitions and Personal Perspectives
02:03 The Inborn Quality of Resilience and Its Variability
03:59 Exploring the Roots of Resilience and Its Impact
05:46 The Resilience Container: A Visual Metaphor for Our Capacity
09:47 The Coffee Bean Story: A Metaphor for Stress Response
15:04 Brain Chemistry and Resilience: The Science Behind Our Responses
17:17 Looking Ahead: Building and Sustaining Resilience
19:01 Closing Thoughts and Next Steps to Build Your Resilience


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