How to laugh in the face of adversity: it’ll do you good, truly!

Imagine being able to predict the future. With that skill, we could do something tangible to prepare for whatever lay ahead. Alas few are blessed with such a sixth sense. That’s why we need to work on our resilience. The word ‘resilience’ comes from the Latin resilio. It literally means ‘to bounce back’ whether that is from ill-health of relationship breakdowns, natural disasters, climate change, financial worries; even government policies that appear misguided. For some people, resilience seems to come naturally. They appear to deal with stresses, accept change, make sense of what’s happening and get on with it,...

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