Surviving And Thriving When Times Are Tough with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

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We live in challenging times. Beyond life’s typical ups and downs, there seem to be an overabundance of obstacles each of us must overcome. At times the stress feels overwhelming, and we struggle to find the balance we desperately need to get through it all. In this conversation with beloved teacher and healer Joan Borysenko, she turns her wise attention to how we can develop the resilience to stay on course no matter what life throws our way. She explains, “Resilience is that recognition that it’s not the end of the world. Furthermore, resilience is more than just bouncing back from the stress, like losing your house or losing your money. It’s an innate transformation, for example, understanding that happiness is an inside job.” She guides us through the warning signs of pessimism and the pitfalls of optimism. She also offers up a wealth of suggestions for how we can develop what she calls “stress-hardiness”—to handle all of life’s challenges with resilience, equanimity, and inner peace. (hosted by Michael Toms)


Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. is a psychologist and cell biologist. She holds a doctorate in medical sciences from Harvard Medical School, and has completed post-doctoral fellowships in behavioral sciences and psychoneuroimmunology. She is a pioneer in integrative medicine and a world-renowned expert in the mind-body connection. She is a journalist and host of her own radio show.

She is the bestselling author of fourteen books including:

To learn more about the work of Joan Borysenko go to

Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • What first step you can take today to change your life for the better
  • When stress is a good thing
  • Why optimism can break your heart
  • How “burning out” can be a good thing
  • How you can find your balance when you feel overwhelmed

Host: Michael Toms        Interview Date: 11/27/2009         Program Number: 3332

Music Playlist

From Album: Inner Peace for Busy People: Music to Relax and Renew
Artist: Various, Compiled by Joan Borysenko & Don G. Campbell
Spring Hill Music #SHM 6031.2

Opening Essay: Track 01 The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan-Williams
Music Break 1: Track 02 Berceuse, Opus 116 by Gabriel Faure
Music Break 2: Track 06 Concerto Opus 7: No 9 in F Major for Oboe by T.G. Albinoni
Music Break 3: Track 03: Lute Concerto in D Major-Largo by Antonio Vivaldi