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Emotional WellBeing and Resilience

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Emotional WellBeing, in its essence, is about how we navigate our feelings, relationships, and coping mechanisms through the rollercoaster of life. It’s a rich tapestry of experiences, some more challenging than others, but all contributing to our growth and understanding of ourselves. 

Improving resilience is a profound way to enhance your emotional wellbeing. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from stress, adversity, failure, challenges, or even trauma. It’s not about brushing off any hardship or pretending it doesn’t affect you, but rather about facing it head-on and finding a way to move forward. When I lost my HR job in 2009, it became a turning point in my life. Initially, it was a crushing blow, filled with anxiety and self-doubt. However, I used this period to reflect on what I truly wanted, discovering passions and purpose that I had neglected. This challenging time taught me resilience and the importance of self-discovery and growth which led me to moving to Montana, meeting my husband and becoming a massage therapist.

Change is inevitable. Accepting that fact makes you more adaptable and flexible, qualities that are essential for resilience. When you view change not as a threat but as a possible opportunity for growth, you’re more likely to face it head-on and adapt effectively. Effective stress management is key to resilience. This might mean setting healthier boundaries, practicing relaxation techniques, or finding healthy outlets for stress relief like physical activity, hobbies, or social activities.

My own journey with mindfulness meditation has taught me the value of being present. In a world where we’re constantly distracted by notifications and to-do lists, learning to be in the moment has significantly improved my emotional wellbeing. It has helped me to have more gratitude, manage stress more effectively, and approach my relationships with more patience and understanding.

Building resilience is a personal journey that involves developing thoughts, behaviors, and actions that can be learned over time. It doesn’t remove life’s pressures, but it can help you see past them, find enjoyment in life, and handle stress better. Remember, being resilient doesn’t mean going through life without experiencing stress and pain. Resilient people feel the full range of emotions but have the capacity to recover from difficult situations stronger than before.

Health & Wellbeing coaching has emerged as a transformative approach to enhancing not only physical health but also emotional wellbeing. By providing personalized support and guidance, coaches help individuals navigate the complex journey of making sustainable lifestyle changes. National Board for Health & Wellness Coaches (NBHWC) are certified professionals who help individuals achieve their health and wellness goals, including improving nutrition, increasing physical activity, and managing stress. Their holistic approach to wellness includes addressing emotional health as a fundamental aspect of overall health. 


[CDC] Emotional Well-Being, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

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[NBHWC] National Board for Health & Wellness Coaches (NBHWC),

Kreisberg, J., & Marra, R. (2017). Board-certified Health Coaches? What Integrative Physicians Need to Know. Integrative medicine (Encinitas, Calif.), 16(6), 22–24.


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