When life takes a nosedive, resilience needs to be your middle name. Last week, Hurricane Sandy struck with a vengeance. Some people died, some lost their homes, some were dazed by the destruction, some were stunned by the loss of so much that we take for granted.
Such turbulent times affect each of us in different ways. Obviously the degree of intensity and loss will affect how long it takes you to recover. So will life situations that preceded the storm, like a recent death, a serious health issue or a nasty divorce. One trauma piled on top of another weakens our defenses, leaving us feeling helpless and powerless.
When trauma plops down on your doorstep, you may feel that nothing is in your control. Not true. Here are ten ways you can become more resilient.
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