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You’re Stronger Than You Think

Tapping into the Secrets of Emotionally Resilient People


Would you be happy to lose your legs? Greg Hughes wasn’t delighted that a blood clot forced him to have life saving amputations, but he wasn’t going to let that get in the way of his upbeat outlook on life.

Would you thrive if you were told you had only five years to live? Andy Crawford didn’t plan on being given a death sentence in his early 50s, an age he entered with the vitality of a 20 year old. But he also took his terminal illness as a challenge, as a reason to focus on maximizing the rest of his days.

In this book, I write about people who have faced serious adversity and managed to thrive. I weave their stories together with discussion of the science of emotional resilience, with the hope that I can give people useful insights to help them understand what people do when faced with adversity. I show that most of us, while not happy to experience adversity, can nonetheless find happiness despite experiencing adversity.

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