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Developing Resilience
August 12, 2020
The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.
-Author Robert Jordan
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Holly Elissa Bruno’s best-selling book, Happiness is Running Through the Streets to Find You, is a story of developing resilience. Describing how she overcame the challenges she’s faced, Holly Elissa writes: "I had to reclaim my life…Loving requires surrendering the illusion of 'control.'"

She explains how people who overcome trauma choose to live: "We do not waste time judging ourselves or each other. When I am hurting, I ask for help. When I am happy, I share my joy...

I have choices. I can’t go wrong by being authentic and by inviting others to be true to themselves. When I mess up or fall into blind spots, I can learn. I can recover and I don’t have to heal alone.”

In an article, “Developing Resilience,” on the mindtools.com website, Dr. Cal Crow, the co-founder and Program Director of the Center for Learning Connections, identified several attributes that are common in resilient people:

  • Resilient people have a positive image of the future. That is, they maintain a positive outlook, and envision brighter days ahead.
  • Resilient people have solid goals, and a desire to achieve those goals.
  • Resilient people are empathetic and compassionate, however, they don't waste time worrying what others think of them. They maintain healthy relationships, but don't bow to peer pressure.
  • Resilient people never think of themselves as victims – they focus their time and energy on changing the things that they have control over.”




Happiness is Running Through
the Streets to Find You

Translating Trauma's Harsh Legacy into Healing

Use coupon code HEALING to get 10% off of this title.


Happiness is Running Through the Streets to Find You
 
is a personal memoir of author Holly Elissa Bruno. She shares her childhood experience of trauma and abuse with you to offer a beacon of hope and a tangible example of how you can make a positive difference in the world and most of all, in the lives of children.


Use coupon code HEALING to get 10% off of this title.

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