CBC Tapestry | Resilience

CBC Tapestry | Resilience

These days, self-help seems to be the first recommendation for fixing what ails us. 

Whether it’s using mindfulness techniques to improve wellness, or rewiring our brains to help achieve a goal, the message is the same: the solution to all our problems simply lies within us, waiting to be awakened. 

Dalhousie University professor Michael Ungar says that emphasis on self-help and self-sufficiency distracts us from the bigger picture.