You're Stronger Than You Think: Tapping into the Secrets of Emotionally Resilient People

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9780071464802: You're Stronger Than You Think: Tapping into the Secrets of Emotionally Resilient People

A leading medical doctor identifies the scientific factors behind emotional resilience and how readers can use them to survive the tough times in life

For five years, Dr. Peter Ubel and a team of leading scientists studied the nature of human resilience through thousands of cases of people who faced extreme medical setbacks. The result is You're Stronger than You Think, which explains how some people not only survive but also thrive in adversity, while others crumble.

More important, the book identifies traits and behavior patterns of resilient people and offers specific advice on how people can develop the emotional strength to triumph in difficult times.

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Survive the tough times by tapping into the power of your emotional resilience

What would it be like to suddenly lose the ability to walk or see? How would it feel to experience an unexpected divorce or a loss of a child? When asked to imagine such predicaments, most people cannot fathom finding happiness again. Yet millions not only survive such losses, they thrive. What's their secret? Emotional resilience.

For the past several years, Dr. Peter Ubel and a team of leading scientists have studied the nature of resilience by examining thousands of cases of people who faced extreme medical setbacks. The results were astonishing, and they are revealed in this inspiring and immensely hopeful book.

In You're Stronger than You Think, Dr. Ubel identifies the traits and behavior patterns of resilient people. He offers powerful and sensitive advice on how you can develop the emotional strength to triumph in difficult times. By tapping into your personal stockpile of resilience, you can greatly improve the way you live your life in the face of tremendous challenges and through everyday struggles.

You are, indeed, stronger than you think.

About the Author:

Peter Ubel, M.D., is a professor of medicine and psychology at the University of Michigan. An internationally recognized researcher and writer, he has won many awards, including a Presidential Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Clinton. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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