When we come across a challenge in life, or go through a bad patch, it’s usually not the events themselves that cause the most trouble – it’s our emotions. When it comes to pursuing and trying to build resilience, emotions are like our Achilles heel. Let’s face it, if it weren’t for those pesky feelings getting in the way, colouring our decisions and provoking reactions, things would be a hell of a lot easier! If you’ve ever stormed out of a difficult meeting because you’re filled with rage, or sent an email you regret because you’re so consumed with jealousy, you’ll know what we mean. In short: you can have all the determination and good intentions in the world, but when strong emotions take over, it can feel ...

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