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The art of resilience: Here’s how to cope with the ‘new normal’

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If there’s anything the past couple of months has shown it’s that every now and then something you have no control over will come out of the blue and throw you for a loop.

This time it’s a global pandemic that’s had us all feeling at turns anxious, fearful and lonely – possibly even all three at once. But it could also be something such as your child being diagnosed with a serious health problem, retrenchment or a sudden death in the family that hits you for a six.

It’s at these times of trauma, tragedy or threat that you need resilience. It’s the ability to cope with stress and hardship

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