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Science of Resilience: How to Thrive in Life

8232How do you thrive in life no matter where you are in life?

If you’re lucky to live long enough, you know that life has many pieces to it. It has the wonderful bits: falling in love, having a career, traveling, following your passion. And it often contains difficult times: illness, divorce, and loss. How you navigate through these different experiences determines how well you thrive in your life.

In this program from the Stein Institute for Research on Aging, Dr. Darlene Mininni shares how resilience, emotional intelligence and mindfulness can affect physical health. The motto that most inspires her comes from Job Kabat-Zinn: “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” In other words, good and bad events can occur in life. You might not be able to change the circumstances, but you can learn how to “surf” through them.

Dr. Mininni offers practical advice to bring more well-being into your life. Watch Science of Resilience: How to Thrive in Life.

Browse more programs from the Stein Institute for Research on Aging Series.


Unwrapping Holiday Stress

Dr. Margaret Chesney, Director of UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

As a Distinguished Professor in Integrative Medicine and Director of UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Margaret Chesney knows a lot about stress. At least, how to cope with it so that it doesn’t take a physical toll on your body and quality of life.

The  holidays are a time when even the most placid souls can get frazzled by all the hustling and bustling about, preparing for time with family and friends. Judging by the phone calls Dr. Chesney receives this time of year from journalists looking for stress reduction tips for their readers, it seems to be a pretty universal problem.

Lucky for our viewers, Dr. Chesney and her colleagues at UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine are regular guests on UCTV, always willing to share some of their well-researched tips, tactics and techniques for mindfulness-based stress reduction that can get you through the holidays, and keep you calm all year long.

Here are some programs featuring Dr. Chesney to get you started:

Women’s Guide to Building Resistance, Outsmarting Stress, and Optimizing Health in Today’s World

New Scientific Strategies for Managing Stress, Building Resilience and Bringing Balance to Life

Mind-Body Interventions: Is there Power in Positive Thinking?

Plus a few more about mindfulness meditation, visualization and more:

Being Alive Now

Learning to Relax

Positive Emotion in the Midst of Stress: It’s Not Crazy it’s Adaptive

Some other UCTV video collections you might want to check out:

Alternative Medicine

Mental Health

Mind-Body Connection

In the meantime, stay focused, calm and festive for the holiday season!