One of the letters in “SEARCH” – the acronym I created and present re what families need when mental illness strikes (or, really, we all need for most challenges) stands for:
R = Resilience
I wrote about resilience in an article about happiness called Bouncing Back Bolder -because the way we deal with setbacks can strengthen us. We all have them, of course – but sometimes the road when dealing with mental illness seems particularly full of detours and pitfalls.
So when I was asked to be a guest on Angel Tyree’s radio show, Bouncing Back to Your Brilliance, I figured it was karma! Angel was a terrific, well-informed and empathetic host. You can hear the half-hour show here.
Here is an excerpt from the article, too:
Confession: I don’t really like lemonade all that much. And, I also think that lemons have their place in this world without being sweetened and liquefied: to balance the strong flavor of swordfish, add tang to a glass of water, keep apples from turning brown.
This much, though, I know is true: if life hands you lemons, and you choose to make lemonade, you have the supply the sugar yourself.