Resilience

  • Man with horse

    Courtesy of Reins of Hope

    Equine therapy, which utilizes the calming effects of interacting with horses, is helping veterans overcome PTSD.
  • Shane Lopez holding a bunch of red balloons

    Photography by King Au. © Live Happy LLC

    Wish upon a star? Forget it. If you really want to make your dreams come true, you need to harness hope. Psychologist Shane Lopez shows us how.
  • Steve Holcomb in a bobsled

    © Charlie Booker

    For Steve, the element of self-determination is key. When a degenerative eye disorder threatened to end his career, Steve lost hope.
Noah Galloway

Noah Galloway Is Living With No Excuses

Resilience

Army veteran Noah Galloway fought his way back from despair to live a life with no excuses.
Olympic Mountain Biker Lea Davison

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Olympian Lea Davison Finds Meaning on the Mountain Bike

Resilience

Mountain biking helps Olympian Lea Davison to "see the bigger picture." Now she helps others do the same.
Anita Alvarez and Mariya Koroleva at the Rio Olympics

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Anita Alvarez and Mariya Koroleva Get in Sync at the Rio Olympics

Resilience

Olympic synchronized swimming duet motivates each other to perform their best.
Kayaker Michal Smolen Goes With the Flow

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Olympic Kayaker Michal Smolen Goes With the Flow

Resilience

Olympic kayaker Michal Smolen stays calm even when the pressure is on.
Miles Chamley-Watson

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Miles Chamley-Watson Goes for Olympic Gold in Rio

Resilience

Fencer Miles Chamley-Watson reaches for the gold at the Olympic Games in Rio.
Rio Olympics 2016

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At the Rio Olympics, These Athletes Go Beyond the Gold

Resilience

For some Olympic athletes, the feeling of elation and accomplishment that comes with competing can be as rewarding as winning a medal.
Coxless Crew Rowing the Pacific

Photograph ©Natalia Cohen

Rowing the Pacific

Resilience

Six amazing women. One pink boat. One ferocious ocean.
Bethany Hamilton Rides a Wave of Purpose

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Bethany Hamilton Rides a Wave of Purpose

Resilience

Surfer Bethany Hamilton not only survived a shark attack, she has gone on to to inspires million with her courage and resilience.
Keenan West Stands Up to Bullying

YouTube Star Stands Up to Bullying

Resilience

Keenan West has created a hugely popular anti-bullying campaign by "meeting kids where they are." And in this case, they are on YouTube, watching his...
Amy Van Dyken: A Potrait of Resilience

Photographs: Top © David Zalubowski/Corbis, Middle, Reuters/Corbis, Bottom, Carlo Allegri/Reuters/Corbis

The Bounce-Back Effect

Resilience

When Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken was paralyzed in an accident, she faced a very tough road to recovery. Using her own positive spirit and...

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