Mary Goldenson, PhD,
is the author of It’s Time: No One's Coming to Save You. She is a clinical psychologist currently specializing in the resilience we need to live life. She has a private practice in Los Angeles focusing on relationships, transitions, and mediation. Mary has been working with Esalen for almost 40 years.
One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began. –Mary Oliver
Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom.
How do they learn it?
They fall, and falling, they’re given wings.
Much in life is beyond our control. Our choices lie in how we respond to these moments. We can develop the ability to move into these moments with aliveness and passion. This choice is an act of courage.
Being fully present through mindful awareness is a crucial factor in giving us resilience to face challenges that arise in our daily lives. –Daniel Siegel
Resilience is a dynamic positive behavioral adaptation process, which individuals can utilize when encountering significant adversity or trauma. It is the capacity to cope with stress and catastrophe.