While the distinction may seem to be one of semantics, the impact of each in your life can be huge because reacting is an instinctual behavior directed by the reptilian brain, and responding is a conscious choice involving input from the more evolved brain.
The Lies of the Past -- Every time you recall a memory, the brain reconsolidates this process incorporating and filtering it through who you are and what you know at the time of remembering. Hence, memory is an active and ongoing process..
The 3 Questions To Ask Yourself When Things Go Wrong. -- 1. Is this a problem I should fix, put up with or walk away from? 2. Who can I consult who has solved the same problem successfully? 3. How can I reach deeper into myself for solutions?
* How To Deal With Anxiety, Tragedy Or Heartache – 4 Steps From Research -- Scientific research has found a simple answer for how to deal with anxiety. University of Texas professor James Pennebaker explains what you need to do.