The Best Books On Resilience: Coping Skillfully With Life’s Difficulties And Crises

The Books I Picked & Why

Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges

By Steven M Southwick, Dennis S. Charney

Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges

Why this book?

A highly readable presentation of the latest scientific research on ten “resilience factors” that help survivors of any trauma recover their strengths and the power to make meaningful choices in their lives. Truly inspiring and useful.


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Resilient Grieving: Finding Strength and Embracing Life After a Loss That Changes Everything

By Lucy Hone

Resilient Grieving: Finding Strength and Embracing Life After a Loss That Changes Everything

Why this book?

The touching story of navigating the loss of a child that illuminates the strategies most helpful in navigating overwhelming grief, and steadily, reliably, recovering new joy and new meaning in life going forward.


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Bouncing Forward: The Art and Science of Cultivating Resilience

By Michaela Haas

Bouncing Forward: The Art and Science of Cultivating Resilience

Why this book?

Beautifully written stories of survivors of trauma, many well-known to the public, revealing the strategies and inner resources they drew on to “transform bad breaks into breakthroughs.”


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Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness

By Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson

Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness

Why this book?

An excellent blueprint, drawn from positive psychology, modern neuroscience, and ancient contemplative practices, for recovering and sustaining 12 core traits we need for resilience: calm, compassion, courage, grit, gratitude, and more.


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Raising Resilience: The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families and Thriving Children

By Christopher Willard

Raising Resilience: The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families and Thriving Children

Why this book?

In a charming, reader-friendly style, this book offers ten universal principles for skillful parenting that lead to genuine goodness and happiness in their children. A delight to know it’s possible.


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