We hope you find these resources beneficial. 

If you have questions, feel free to contact Laura directly at laura@mindfullifeprogram.org.


Practice, Courses, Guidance and Community:

Mindful Life Program, www.mindfullifeprogram.org

Mindful Life Network, www.mindfullifenetwork.org


Four Ways to Cultivate Purpose by Center for Healthy Minds

Growth After Trauma, by Richard G. Tedeschi

More Evidence That Mindfulness Breeds Resilience by Tom Jacobs

The Power of Resilience During COVID-19 by Jamie Aten 


Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body, by Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson

The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life’s Challenges by Paul Gilbert

The Resilience Factor: 7 Keys to Finding Your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life’s Hurdles by Karen Reivich

Resilient Grieving: Finding Strength and Embracing Life After a Loss That Changes Everything by Lucy Hone PhD

Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength and Happiness by Rick Hanson PhD

Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges by Steven M. Southwick and Dennis S. Charney 

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

Wisdom of a Meaningful Life by John Bruna


“A Key to Mental Resilience: A Meaningful Life” by Dr. Alan Wallace

“How to Tame Your Wandering Mind” by Amishi Jha

“Free Will is a Skill” by John Bruna

“How Mindfulness Changes the Emotional Life of Our Brains” by Richard J. Davidson

“Well Being is A Skill” by Richard Davidson 


Poems of Hope and Resilience, Poetry Foundation

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry, From The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry

The Summer Day by Mary Oliver from New and Selected Poems

Scientific Studies:

  1. Feldman R. What is resilience: an affiliative neuroscience approach. World Psychiatry. 2020;19(2):132-150. doi:10.1002/wps.20729
  2. Horn SR, Charney DS, Feder A. Understanding resilience: New approaches for preventing and treating PTSD. Exp Neurol. 2016;284(Pt B):119-132. doi:10.1016/j.expneurol.2016.07.002
  3. Karatoreos, Ilia & Mcewen, Bruce. (2013). Annual Research Review: The neurobiology and physiology of resilience and adaptation across the life course. Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines. 54. 337-47. 10.1111/jcpp.12054. 
  4. Mahmoud NN, Rothenberger D. From Burnout to Well-Being: A Focus on Resilience. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2019;32(6):415-423. doi:10.1055/s-0039-1692710
  5. Osório C, Probert T, Jones E, Young AH, Robbins I. Adapting to Stress: Understanding the Neurobiology of Resilience. Behav Med. 2017;43(4):307-322. doi:10.1080/08964289.2016.1170661
  6. Patel SS, Rogers MB, Amlôt R, Rubin GJ. What Do We Mean by ‘Community Resilience’? A Systematic Literature Review of How It Is Defined in the Literature. PLoS Curr. 2017;9:ecurrents.dis.db775aff25efc5ac4f0660ad9c9f7db2. Published 2017 Feb 1. doi:10.1371/currents.dis.db775aff25efc5ac4f0660ad9c9f7db2
  7. Rice V, Liu B. Personal resilience and coping with implications for work. Part I: A review. Work. 2016;54(2):325-333. doi:10.3233/WOR-162300
  8. The Meaning Connection Between Mindfulness and Happiness, Zvi J. Bellin, Journal of Humanistic COUNSELING  October 2015  Volume 54 231
  9. Wu G, Feder A, Cohen H, et al. Understanding resilience. Front Behav Neurosci. 2013;7:10. Published 2013 Feb 15. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00010