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Share your wisdom with others

It is time again to hear from you, the readers. What can you share with others to make these trying economic times better? Do you have advice that is working for you? The Counselor's Column wants to hear from you. While many people are stressed and struggling, others are managing through these times in a healthy, positive fashion. We want to learn from you. What's working? Why are you resilient and others are not?

Resilience is not a new concept or a new field of study. According to a report issued jointly by Arizona State University and St. Luke's Health Initiatives in August 2010 called "Unlocking Resilience," the hallmarks of resilience are:

• Recovery - Rebounding from stress and returning to a balanced state of health and well-being.

• Sustained Purpose - Continuing to achieve goals thanks to having vision, causes, and passions.

• Growth - Emerging better from stressful experiences.

Perhaps you haven't thought of yourself as resilient, but take an objective step back and look at yourself. Are you weathering today's economic challenges better than others? If you examine your current status from each of these three angles, perhaps you deserve a pat on the back - and perhaps you have some powerful suggestions to share with others.

Resilient communities exist because of resilient people, and by supporting each other with suggestions and guidance we can ensure that the Prescott-area communities remain resilient and forward-thinking. Email your tips, stories and suggestions today - L.norman@wygc.org, and we will weave these helpful items into future Counselor's Columns. Of course, everything is confidential, and no names will be attached.

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