While written from the perspective of heart disease, most of the lessons also apply to those with other serious and/or chronic conditions. The tips are particularly good.

Rehabilitate Your Heart

Stress is everywhere today especially following a heart problem. It is possible for people to find ways to be resilient and thrive and even grow from the stress that you experience following a heart problem.  The  stress of heart disease can impact both mental and physical health. It is possible to find and create well-being in the midst of all the stress and health challenges you face.


Psychological resilience is an individual’s tendency to cope with stress and adversity. Resiliency is the ability to recover quickly from disruptive change, illness, or misfortune without being overwhelmed or dysfunctional.  This coping may result in the individual “bouncing back” to a previous state of normal functioning, or simply not showing negative effects.  Resilience is most commonly understood as a process, and not a trait of an individual.

It is important to learn and understand how to be resilient to avoid the tendency to struggle through from…

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