Research has demonstrated the direct role our emotions play in developing the adolescent brain. It is now known that during the most intense major phase of brain development, in adolescents, the onset of most critical adult health problems such as bipolar disorder, psychosis, depression and anxiety are developed. Many of these health problems are directly related to the risk of many physical disorders including diabetes and the disruption of the immune system. Emotions can literally control your immune system. Luckily, our optimal emotional and mental health is not defined as never having to experience emotional problems or tackle hard times. Through the role of emotional resilience, we are given the chance to overcome sadness, stress and anxiety to live a healthier life. Nancy Philpott is a medical RN and the founder and CEO of the heartSyncWellness Center and Compassionate Care Project who shares her synchronization system to help individuals master their habits with her Habit Mastery Programs.