Chances are, life has thrown you curves that included things like stress, change, and responsibility. And the daily news barrage of war reports, natural disasters, crime, and politics can affect your overall mental and psychological health. These real life events can impact and affect you in subtle ways, and sometimes even knock you off balance. Your health, personal relationships, and even your self-image can be impacted. At times, it's hard to get back on track. Many things can affect how individuals deal with life's challenges. Some people are not easily flustered, no matter what life throws at them. Others are ruffled by even the smallest change. Why is it that some people are able to cope with life's ups and downs, while others are not as flexible? Can these skills and techniques be learned? Developing the necessary life skills for the fast paced 21st century can be one of the most important lessons to learn for a healthy, happy, and balanced life.