Sooner or later, life pitcheseveryone an unexpected curve ballthat tests their mettle. It might notbe a headline-grabbing event suchas a natural disaster or wartimedisplacement, but layoffs, illnessesand family breakups can all turn theworld upside down.
It takes resilience to knock life’scurve balls out of the park.
Life pitches everyone curve balls
Resilience helps hit them over the wall
“Resilience is like a muscle,”
says Patricia Morgan, a certified
Canadian counsellor in Calgary who
speaks and writes about overcoming
adversity. “Some people do seem to
be born with stronger muscles, but
everyone can develop and strengthen
How people bounce back in the
face of adversity depends, in part, on
their personalities and how they were
raised. A child’s positive, nurturing
relationships with early caregivers
lead to healthy social, emotional
and cognitive development. That
development is the foundation
for resilience and lifelong well-
being. Children also take their
cues from parents when it comes to
resilience and are likely to repeat the
Everyone can practise and strengthen their resilience to better deal with life’s curve balls.