portageFrom nwi.com Portage — Mary Tracy-MacAulay writes “…There are several factors that foster resiliency. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to: Using good decision making, having caring relationships, high expectations, opportunities to participate and contribute, being assertive, having self-control, perceptiveness, independence, flexibility, a love for learning, self-motivation, competence, perseverance, creativity, and having a positive view of their personal future.

Most certainly, these factors are all important, but can they be taught? Yes. Resilience begins with beliefs. Our actions, words and behaviors project that message and can foster resiliency. It is the understanding that this is a process. As we successfully work through challenges, stress and adversity, we become increasingly resilient. It’s having the belief of a survivor, not a victim….”

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