These past three months have taught us a lot about resilience. Last week we published a paper in the Journal of Indigenous Research. This paper was about how intergenerational connections and mentoring build resilience in American Indian youth. Mentoring, healthy relationships, and support can go a long way in building our own health and helping others.
Being able to bounce back when we experience difficulty is one definition of resilience. In our work we are intentional about building resilience- we encourage, actually demand self-care, we are aware of our own thoughts, we reframe negative situations, we learn from our mistakes, we keep things in perspective. By building our individual and collective resilience, we are more prepared to help serve communities, encourage wellness, and promote success.