Resilience is returning to your normal self after being changed, for example if you get caught up with drugs and get addicted then you can change yourself back to normal. Even if you get sick you can bounce back that is another example. It is really just a rebound or change back. When faced with adversity in life, how does a person cope or adapt. Why do some people seem to bounce back from tragic events or loss much more quickly than others. Why do some people seem to get stuck in a point in their life, without the ability to move forward? Some people are more resilient than others which means that some people can get over tragic events easier. For other people it takes a lot longer. Everybody has resilience. It’s just a question of how much and how well you put it to good use in your life. Resilience doesn’t mean the person doesn’t feel the intensity of the event or problem. Instead, it just means that they’ve found a pretty good way of dealing with it more quickly than others. Everyone can learn to increase their resilience abilities. Like any human skill, learning greater resilience is something that you can do at any age, from any background, no matter your education or family relationships. All you need to do in order to increase your resilience is have the willingness to do so. And then seek out ways of learning more about resilience, either from search engines and articles like this one, or with the help of a trained behavior specialist, like a psychologist. Keep in mind, too, that according to the American Psychological Association, a person’s culture “might have an impact on how he or she communicates feelings and deals with adversity — for example, whether and how a person connects with significant others, including extended family members and community resources. With growing cultural diversity, the public has greater access to a number of different approaches to building resilience.” This may be something to be aware of in your resilience journey. This is what reilieces is to me.