Resilience – Bouncing Back

Another thought-provoking, well-written and intense blog post by Robin. Any of us who ended up with a messed up family can take much away from Robin’s thoughts here. ❤

Living on the Circumference - Finding the Center


According to the American Psychological Association: “Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress – such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences. …. In fact, the road to resilience is likely to involve considerable emotional distress. …. Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed in anyone.”

Part One – A Family Story

In my late teens, my father abandoned our family, or as I like to say; he ran away from home. On the day it happened, I was out for the day and didn’t come home until late in the evening. My mother greeted me at the door with questions about whether I knew where…

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