The 4 Rs

The 4 Rs

Resilience is life-enhancing
Resilience is the cornerstone of successfully transcending life’s trials. Self-awareness, emotional health, and the ability to grow and course-correct are essential skills when coping with challenging times and increase our resilience.
 
Relationships are life-giving
Relationship with others is an essential resource. The people in our lives–family members, church community, co-workers, friends or even professionals–give us a sense of belonging. Relationships provide nurturance, support, acceptance, guidance, love. Trust is learned in relationship.
 
Respite is life-saving
It is imperative, when facing hard trials, to have a break from them, to get away, or do something completely different. Respite is a fundamental, critical part of self-care, taking good care of ourselves by honoring the need for time, space, inner contemplation and physical release.
 
Renewal is life-affirming
When a person comes through a challenging time, there is an opportunity to move forward, start fresh, and use newly gained skills, energy and optimism to build a brilliant new life. There is also a chance to pay it forward, giving to others the kind of assistance and care that helped us through the difficulties.