Lessons learned from a dog. (Disclaimer: Newton used to jump on, an hurt, my son when he was a baby. Now Roby is old enough to "get" Newton. He hugs him, pets him, & gets mad when he steals his banana. we've always loved our dog & now Roby is his friend!!
"Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid" -- Related guest post by author Amy Morin (shown) on exercises to increase mental strength here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/groupthink/2013/12/03/5-powerful-exercises-to-increase-your-mental-strength/ and interview with her in a Forbes video chat that expands on this article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/cherylsnappconner/2013/12/06/how-to-become-mentally-strong-a-video-chat-with-amy-morin/.