The topic of resilience, your personal “bounce back” factor, has been a hot topic in recent years, especially with the alarming statistics regarding stress, occupational burnout, and other stress-related health issues. However, when we talk about resilience, we frequently encounter extreme cases. For instance, someone surviving on stranded on a desert island for 6 months before being rescued or a mountaineer who by sheer wits and guts rescues not just herself, but her entire team from certain death on Mt. Everest. These are extreme cases of resilience and they inspire us immensely. ......