There are a few things we can be certain of in life, and one of them’s mortality; but before we get to the end of our road, there’s a life to be lived — one with battles and triumphs, and that’s hopefully meaningful and fulfilling. Listen in as Dr. Robert Brooks, a clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School, shares his research and expertise on how you can create a gratifying life against all odds at any moment in your life.

Robert’s a former Director of Psychology at McLean Hospital. He has lectured both nationally and internationally and has written extensively on such topics as parenting and family relationships, balancing our personal and professional lives, positive school and work environments, and nurturing resilience in ourselves and others. Robert’s authored and co-authored 17 books including Raising Resilient Children, The Power of Resilience, Achieving Balance, Confidence and Personal Strength in Your life and his most recent book, Reflections on Mortality: Insights Into Meaningful Living.

Get ready to unlock your full potential to living a more meaningful, resilient life.

Key takeaways:

Transforming your outlook. What does a meaningful life look like to you? It’s a question that can keep you up at night. Your instinct’s to first focus on the negative in your life, but studies show there’s a whole different way to approach this question. Ready to give it a try? Ask yourself THIS to reveal its answer…[03:07].

Calling your champions. We watch their stories on the news, read about their grueling backstories, and even meet people who’ve faced such deep adversity in their past and still come out the other side FULL of optimism and hope – but how? Wonder no more! The ONE thing every survivor knows is this… [09:03].

Breaking your solitude. It can be a hard, lonely world out there. Full of unknowns, different personalities, and endless opportunities – sometimes the thought of reaching out can seem too overwhelming; but to create a meaningful, fulfilling life, it’s a must. Try these TWO things to get you started…[15:58].

Embracing your fate. Research has shown that building resilience starts when you wake up and feel that you can make a difference in the world. It’s the positive mindset that can liberate you. The same can be said about the reflection on mortality. Ask yourself this ONE question and be free of dreading the great unknown…[33:33].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You’re never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.