“My desire to experience Christmas authentically was my motivation to come out to my family.”
“For the first time, I was truly choosing to happen to life, rather than letting life happen to me. I was choosing resiliency.”
Facing Adversity Through Building Resilience: A Guide to Grounded Hope
Writer and counseling psychologist Lee Daniel Kravetz describes five steps we can take to find realistic hope in the face of adversity.
How to Cope During Hard Anniversaries, Birthdays, and Holidays
Some days can be harder than others. Use these strategies from Option B to find strength on hard days like holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays.
How to talk to a loved one about hardship—and why it matters
If your friend is hurting, starting a real conversation about what they’re going through may be the most helpful thing you can do. Here are some tips on how to start one.
Help your loved one plan for significant days
Significant days like a birthday, holiday, or anniversary can be stressful for people dealing with grief, divorce, or illness. You can help them make plan for how to spend the day.
Building Resilience: How to Make Stress Your Friend
Psychologist Kelly McGonigal outlines how we can build resilience by connecting with and caring for other people during times of stress.
How to Find Meaning In Our Challenges
Writer and psychologist Andrew Solomon encourages us to forge meaning from our struggles and build a new identity that incorporates even the worst events in our lives.
The Surprising Science of Happiness
Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness” and social psychologist challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Gilbert describes how our “psychological immune system” can help us find happiness—synthetic or natural—when things don’t go as planned.