Stepping Stones to Emotional Resilience
A Guide to Embracing Your Inner Strength
by Marquita Herald
You don’t need to be facing a crisis to decide you want to become stronger and more resilient.
Trials will always be a part of life … a lost set of keys, financial stressors, overloaded schedules, relationship or health crisis. Even the most longed for changes such as marriage and the birth of a child require adaptability and emotional resilience.
Consider this … how it is that two people can be faced with the same obstacle and while one becomes mired in a web of negativity and feelings of helplessness, the other is able to overcome the challenge and bounce back stronger than ever?
Emotional Resilience is the Key
When we make the choice 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 truly important in our lives.
Stepping Stones answers the questions …
* What emotional resilience is and why it matters.
* Is resilience a gene reserved for the lucky few or can it ever be developed?
* Is the value of emotional resilience limited to crisis management or can it improve the quality of everyday living in any meaningful way?
* Is it ever too late to begin cultivating the habits of emotional resilience?
* How does one go about changing behaviors and strengthening the capacity for resilience?
“Unlike so many other books that wander in the vagaries of self-empowerment and self-motivation, I found “Resilience” to be not only practical, but applicable to literally every day of life. Stepping Stones is an uplifting and easy read, with some especially poignant quotes. Well done!”~M. Hanks
I began to read this book because I have long recognised the need to make some changes to my life. Most people would if they were honest and if it were as simple as taking a pill, this world would be a far happier place.
Unfortunately, I have found that it’s not that simple or easy to do, so I needed a little guidance. Was this resilience something I was lacking?
Basically, I think I am quite resilient. I’ve had to be as my life has been far from kind. But resilient or not, I was never completely happy or content most of the time, just soldiered on as most of us do.
As I read ‘Stepping Stones to Emotional Resilience’ I discovered the question, ‘How well do you really know yourself?’ And ‘Do you, or have you ever, had a glimmer of your life’s purpose?’
The answer to both questions was no. Some of us have been searching for years and not found either one. Maybe we actually think we are not destined to be ecstatically happy.
I have never been one to take the path of least resistance for the sake of peace and quiet. Not all the time anyway, and I have often thought that this was the cause of much of the strife that seemed to follow me around for years.
It would seem that lack of confidence is what ails me, maybe I have the wrong kind of bravery.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, or the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin.
I would have thought that I was one of the most adaptable beings on this planet, so what was my problem?
The more of Stepping Stones to Emotional Resilience that I read, it really did seem to be describing me, the ‘before’ picture if you like. Marquita Herald seemed to be talking to me personally, as if she knew me very well. I also discovered that she knew most of my secret thoughts and excuses too.
This book not only helped me to see what changes I needed to make in my life, but those I could make. Reading it gave me the confidence and determination to actually want to do them.
So if your life is less than perfect, this book could make all the difference in the world to yours…
Marquita Herald is an author, blogger, trainer in personal resilience and founder of Emotionally Resilient Living and Owner of Resilient Living Publications.
Her professional background includes a successful 20 year career in International sales and marketing, followed by a decade as an award winning life and small business coach.
Marquita is an avid reader, loves to take spur of the moment road trips, and enjoys the occasional game of golf. She is a lover of all dogs (especially her adopted pal Lucy), and a passionate advocate of grassroots volunteer movements and community service. She is also a world-traveller and her trip of a lifetime is Machu Piccu via Orient Express.
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