Each cycle begins with a short snippet about the featured benefit of that cycle. This is the snippet for Cycle 10: Resilience.
Canadian life coach Ray Samuels defines resilience as “functioning with a sense of purpose, meaning and forward momentum in the face of trauma.”
An example of that kind of trauma was featured in the commencement speech to UC Berkeley graduates in 2016. Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, told her story of the unexpected death of her husband, her family’s grief, and what she learned in the aftermath.
“Dave’s death changed me in very profound ways. I learned about the depths of sadness and the brutality of loss. But I also learned that when life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface, and breathe again. I learned that in the face of the void—or in the face of any challenge—you can choose joy and meaning.”See more about Sheryl Sandberg’s often humorous and tech-savvy speech here.
See more from Ray Samuels here.
Special Thanks to:
- Martin Seligman, Founder and Director of the Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania
- Robert Emmons, professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, and the founding editor-in-chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology
- Dr. Joseph Mercola, health expert
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