Myth No 5: Resilient people can go it alone – they are independent and don’t need others.

As human beings we are wired for connection – we are not intended to go it alone. To try and do the journey of life by yourself – especially during the really hard times – simply means that you are disconnected and that is neither healthy, sustainable or Authentically Resilient. As human beings we are stronger together than alone – interdependence is what we need to survive real tragedy and trauma. It is important to have an understanding that interdependence brings with it exponential strength and resilience.

Note that we are NOT talking about unhealthy co-dependence but rather healthy inter-dependence that requires a balance of self and others, a recognition that all parties are working to be present and meet each other’s needs in appropriate and meaningful ways so that we feel valued, seen and understood. Being mindful of nurturing and cultivating relationships will help you through even the darkest of times.

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