The lesson for today in a well-written article:
Resilience is our response to any challenge.
Our response to any challenge (resilience) is based on the way that we think about four Ss, which are found on the dragonfly’s wings:
Self: Who we are and what we stand for, (victim or survivor?)
Situation: Our understanding of the challenge itself, (challenge or tragedy?)
Supports: Who we can go to for help, and
Strategies: The action(s) we take.
We can use those Four Ss as a framework to prepare for, handle, and reflect on any challenge. This use of that framework offers our brain a consistent map support the formation of more resilient brain pathways.