PTAN #36 – How to Be Resilient


How to Be Resilient in the Face of Adversity

What does it mean to be “resilient?”

From the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of resilience is this:

1the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress
2an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change

It is perhaps the second definition that resonates with most of us in these very trying times. This is because we’re living through a once-in-a-generation event – a pandemic – which none of us has had to deal with before. Struggling to cope in the midst of a pandemic isn’t easy, and it’s perhaps more challenging for parents who are trying to cope sheltered at home with the kids, spouse, pets and piles of laundry. Together with economic and job loss realities, life isn’t easy. As a result of this reality, we’re in a collective state of stress, which is no surprise.

With the COVID-19 pandemic wearing thin and lockdowns continuing, it therefore can’t be easy being a family doctor dealing with patients who are plagued with both physical and emotional stresses. Because of this, healthcare professionals are working overtime to help their patients deal with a new level of stress caused by COVID. Dr. Deborah Gilboa – also known as “Dr G.” provides medical and mental health supports to families who are challenged living through a pandemic. We all know that it’s difficult to be resilient when there’s a considerable challenge in front of us with no immediate end in sight.

In this episode of the Parenting Then and Now podcast, Dr. G provides insightful and practical perspective on how to be resilient. When you listen to this podcast, you will hear her advice about how resilience can be a tool for healing and positivity. Dr. G’s advice has made all of the difference to her patients.

Resources: How to Be Resilient and More

For  more on Dr. G, visit her website at

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