Resilience refers to your capacity to deal with discomfort and adversity, but it's not just a reactive skill set.
The same characteristics that make us resilient are traits that enrich our lives.
A long-term study of 99 Harvard men showed that the way people view negative life events (as fixed and unchangeable vs. temporary and subject to influence) predicted their physical health five — and even 35 — years later.
Resilience Expert Dr. Erica Kosal uses her own experiences to elaborate on how to be resilient and why you'll experience a greater level of happiness and contentment, better health, and a potentially longer life span when you do.
Dr. Erica Kosal shares the five best ways to build resiliency.