Reference Library

ERL Reference Library


Welcome to the Reference Library! The purpose of this section is to provide readers with a quick reference guide for key topics associated with building a confident and resilient life.

Each page in the library includes links to relevant articles for further reading and guidance.

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins. ~Bob Moawad

The Library

An Introduction to the Art of Resilient Living

Resilient living is accepting responsibility for your life, making peace with uncertainty, fear and doubt, confident that no matter what life happens to throw your way … you will be okay. It is the key to strengthening self-esteem and confidence, minimizing the effects of stress and enhancing relationships, and empowers you to determine the quality of your own life experience on a day-to-day basis.

Read more … An Introduction to the Art of Resilient Living

Master Your Emotions

Mastering your emotions may sound intimidating but it’s basically just the process of becoming aware of the nature of your feelings and emotions. This is a pretty big deal because learning to understand and manage your emotions not only enhances your capacity for true happiness and joy it enables you to cultivate resilience against all forms of adversity. The bottom line is … either you are handling your emotions, or they are handling you

Read more … Master Your Emotions

Discover Your Truth Through Self-Awareness

The more self-aware you are, the better you will be at adapting life changes to suit your needs and understanding why you do the things you do. The more you understand about yourself, the easier it will be to have compassion for others, and the stronger your relationships will be. So many issues we face in life, from stress, relationship problems, worry, negative internal beliefs, to our moods, emotions, and behavior can all be seen and understood more clearly by becoming more self-aware.

Read more … Discover Your Truth Through Self-Awareness

The Relationship Between Confidence and Resilience

Confidence is a prominent characteristic among the highly resilient. This is not about knowing it all or achieving perfection, the key is believing … really believing that even if you don’t have all the skills and knowledge required to overcome a particular problem, you are confident in your abilities and resourcefulness to acquire what you need. Possibly more than any other trait, this enables you to remain open to finding opportunities for growth in all of your experiences.

Read more … The Relationship Between Confidence and Resilience

What it Means to OWN Your Life

There really are only two ways to live. You can glide along and let things happen, reacting to whatever (and whoever) comes your way … good luck, bad luck, whatever the fates happen to serve up. OR you can choose to own your life by moving into the driver’s seat and intentionally directing the course of your journey. Through this process you will begin to understand – possibly for the first time – the power you have to choose, to dream and explore, to determine your course, and to own your life – no excuses, no regrets.

Read more … What it Means to Own Your Life

May all your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. ~Nelson Mandela

Even more to explore!

Emotionally Resilient Living


Let today be the day you give up who you’ve been for who you can become.

About Marquita Herald

Marquita HeraldMarquita is an author, resilience coach and the chief evangelist at Emotionally Resilient Living. She’s also an unapologetic workaholic who loves red wine, rock n’ roll, road trips (and car dancing!), peanut butter cookies and (especially) a dog named Lucy.

She’s saddened and frustrated by excuses and cruelty and believes authentic compassion is the most powerful force in the world.

If you’d like to learn more about Marquita and how she became so passionate about the empowering effects of emotional resilience you can read her story.

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