Resilience is the ability of all living beings to bounce back from adversity or stress. Natural systems are inherently resilient – we can’t produce resilience. We can, however, nurture it through our actions. We can avoid injuring the organism or ecosystem in the first place. And, at the social level, we can remove obstacles to communities’ self-healing powers. We do this by liberating positive elements, inhibiting negative ones, catalyzing positive effects, and nourishing their growth.