Dr Stephen Sideroff on how to build unshakeable resilience
When was the last time you lost your temper at an inanimate object?
We’ve all done it. Maybe you swore out loud at a knot in your shoe lace because – for the love of God – it was taking forever to untie. You know it’s not the knot’s fault, and that you’re not even angry about the knot.
But still your heart beat rises, your breathing quickens, and your fists tighten into balls of sheer fury. And then you snap at a partner, child, friend or colleague, as you unleash your pent-up frustration on them.
A dark cloud forms over your head and follows you around for hours. Your day, and those around you, is ruined. All because of a shoe lace.
Sounds familiar? You’re not alone. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Enter Dr Stephen Sideroff, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine.
We met the world-renowned expert in resilience, at his home in Topanga Valley, California, to discover how his alternative approaches to managing stress, building resilience and prioritising self-compassion and self-care can help you live the healthier and happier life you want. The good news? It’s a lot easier than you think.
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