Ingredients for Resilience


Episode 001 | Sept 9 2020

In this episode, Amy is joined by guest Jennifer Soames. Jennifer is a Traumatic Brain Injury survivor, Author, Yoga Teacher, and retired Holistic Health Professional. Topics of conversation include: overcoming physical traumas, breaking down the ingredients of resilience, how Will Smith conquered his fear of water, getting curious about our own fears, the relationship between meaning, purpose, growth, and resilience, the importance of self-compassion and self-care, social support and connection in the COVID era, and other topics.

Resources Mentioned:

Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges By Steven M. Southwick and Dennis S. Charney

Ten Ingredients for Resilience

  • Optimism
  • Facing Fear
  • Moral Compass, Ethics and Altruism 
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • Social Support
  • Role Models
  • Training: Physical Fitness
  • Brain Fitness: Mind and Heart
  • Cognitive and Emotional Flexibility
  • Meaning, Purpose, and Growth