New page on “On Grief, Inside Out, and Resiliency”

Have you seen “Inside Out”? It’s a fun movie, and has something to say about resiliency. In the movie, Riley, for all appearances a healthy, happy 11 year old, experiences a disruptive change due to their family’s move to a new home. Understandably, the stress of the move causes conflict among Riley’s emotions. Her family inadvertently makes matters worst by invalidating those emotions. In one case her mom tells her to fake how she feels for her father’s sake. As a consequence, Joy and Sadness are lost in the recesses of Riley’s mind, leaving behind only Anger, Fear and Disgust to navigate the world. Riley runs away, almost leaving on a bus, to what would have likely been disastrous consequences.

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