Part-2 of https://avoicereclaimed.com/2020/05/17/resilience-part-1/
On May 24, 2020, Anna Waldherr wrote:
Baby birds in nest, Author Tony Alter, Newport News, USA (CC BY-SA 2.0 Generic)
“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”
-Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
Though the Childhood Experience Study (ACES) identifies overall exposure to stress, it cannot assess resilience, the capacity of individuals to respond to stress [1A].
“A decent self-image comes from somebody paying attention to you as a person and respecting everything you do.”
-Berry Brazleton, world-renowned pediatrician and child development expert [1B]
“At the top of the list is always the presence of some kind of supportive relationship.”
-Jack Shonkoff, Director, Harvard Center on the Developing Child [1C]
Our capacity to respond to adversity varies widely . Some of that capacity is genetic. Some of it involves choice – the determination to overcome obstacles. Some of it involves energy, effort, and tenacity.
Always at the heart…
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