This is an article that I like re-reading because it reminds me to relax and feel like a VHL warrior (or ambassador). I also think it can apply to different people's situations because it uses principles that are research-based in psychological and social sciences and inspiring imagery. However, it's just offered as "what has worked for me" (peer info support).To help summarize several of the main points in this brochure, resilience is compared to taking a raft trip down a river, “it helps to have knowledge about it and past experience in dealing with it. Your journey should be guided by a plan, a strategy that you consider likely to work well for you.
Perseverance and trust in your ability to work your way around boulders and other obstacles are important. You can gain courage and insight by successfully navigating your way through white water. Trusted companions who accompany you on the journey can be especially helpful for dealing with rapids, upstream currents and other difficult stretches of the river…”
The Road to Resilience - APA