They used to think that the options after trauma were to either be broken by it or to bounce back and recover. Then they discovered a third possibility as some people find new meaning and strength out of their adversity. Check out OptionB.org.
The concept of resilience is closely tied to post-traumatic growth. Resilience can be described as the “strength and speed of our response to adversity.” Here, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant talk about loss and resilience as part of their OptionB.org:
What is the top skill of a champion? Self-confidence as a skill. It is something that can be learned:
Self-esteem + optimism with courage to take action = confidence. You can gain more confidence with these ideas:
“I’ve changed my mind about stress, and I want to change yours.” A health psychologist talks about the science of stress and how to think in more healthy ways about it.:
Challenging the norm of not talking to strangers. Conversations with others as positive adventures. She presents 7 ways to start up conversations: