Life’s school of hard knocks is bruising, yet some people seem to bounce back more easily than others. This class will explore resilience from a variety of perspectives including biology, psychology, theology, and personal experience. Class sessions will consist of lecturettes, in- class exercises, and facilitated discussion. What exactly is resilience? Is there a difference between resilience and persistence? What special challenges and/or opportunities related to resilience come with advancing age? Can resilience be cultivated and, if so, how?