Fortitude: how to incorporate resilience training into your life
Anxiety: An Overview
In times of stress, I think to myself “fortitude” as a means of saying “hang on, bounce back.”
The thing about fortitude (or resilience, which for our purposes, we’ll use interchangeably) is that not only does it help you get through bad stuff. It makes you an even better version of you.
When it’s in small doses, anxiety is normal, not dangerous, and part of life.
It alerts us of potential threats in our environment and prepares our body to react.
However, when it begins to interfere with our daily life, anxiety can become a problem.
But thankfully, there’s things you can do to help, as anxiety is highly treatable!
A Movement Is Stirring. This Is It.
“I am beautiful/smart/talented, no matter what anyone says,” you tell yourself over and over again.
You’ve heard people tell you that you need to “love yourself” and “show yourself some compassion”, and this seems to be the way to do it.
But it’s not.
At least, not necessarily.
You have more in common with Wonder Woman than you think.
For the first time in literally millennia, crowds are coming forward, unabashed and unashamed of their experiences.
Crush Your Goals: How to Harness Motivation Like a Creative Person
Succinctly put: superheroes are awesome.
And for all their amazing qualities, they go through a bunch of crap just like you and me. I’d argue that what makes them super, really, is their ability to get through that crap.
With New Year’s resolutions likely floating about your brain, it’s important to recognize the forces that will drive your motivation forward to actually make 2018 your best year yet.
This past semester I took a class in Thinking and Reasoning, taught by one of University of Toronto’s best, Dr. John Vervaeke. We tried to arrive at the core of human thinking, and in so doing we talked about theories of motivation and creativity.
These were life-changing lectures for me, and I want to share with you the most influential theory of motivation we talked about: Apter’s reversal theory.