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Resilience is all about coping in difficult situations, adapting to trying circumstances, and weathering the storms of life. This gives us an inward focus when discussing resilience, but we often forget that this means resilience is connected to our emotions and our emotional intelligence.

Resilience is one of those words that we use, often without defining or explaining which type of resilience we are referring to. For many, resilience is about ‘having grit’, pushing through against the odds, keeping your emotions to yourself, never letting go, and never giving up.

Imagine someone you consider resilient. You might envision a strong individual with unwavering resolve, someone who remains steadfast and unyielding, akin to the hero in a classic cowboy film, reminiscent of a character like John Wayne.