Wednesday, July 23, 2014

REVIEW: Stepping Stones to Greater Resilience

Stepping Stones to Greater Resilience
By: Marquita Herald

Genre: Self-Help, Personal Transformation
Publication date: 12.23.2013
Pages: 157
Amazon link: Stepping Stones to Greater Resilience  

Date read: 3.11.2014
Recommended by: Read 2 Review

Summary: Unexpected trials will always be a part of life … a lost set of keys, the stress of a botched work assignment, or the heartache of a full-blown health or relationship crisis. But what if you could identify and develop the skills that would empower you to minimize the effects of adversity and avoid getting sidetracked? What if you could even learn to use these experiences to your advantage, in the process creating a stronger more fulfilling life?

Think about this … how it is that two people can be faced with the same crisis and while one becomes hopelessly mired in a web of negativity and feelings of helplessness, the other is able to overcome adversity and bounce back stronger than ever?

Emotional Resilience is the Answer

You don't need to be facing a major change or obstacles in your life to decide you want to become stronger and more confident. When we make the choice to not be defined by adversity, to look at all experiences as stepping stones for growth and greater long-term resilience, we are able to approach life on a whole new level, and in the process realign ourselves with what is really important in our lives.

Stepping Stones to Emotional Resilience will help you identify the areas that need attention, and show you the way to cultivate greater resilience in life than you ever thought possible.

[This is the correct cover, but when I agreed to do a review of this book, I was actually told the title was Stepping Stones to Emotional Resilience: A Guide to Embracing Your Inner Strength. According to Goodreads and BookLikes, it is called Stepping Stones to Greater Resilience: Empowering You to Create Your Own Life Experience *shrugs*]

There are self-help books I read and then set aside, ones that tell me nothing new and are quickly forgotten; there are ones I learn from, ones that I jot down a few passages from and make me think; then there are ones that light a fire inside of me, begin a journey, lead me down a path of learning and change.  This book is one of the latter and you can tell this by all the highlighting I've done inside.  It speaks of things I've heard before, but the way it is written, the way the information is provided and the exercises are enlightening and got my mind going before I was even done reading the first chapter.  This book is full of empowering quotes and includes stories of people who followed this journey.

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