Perhaps the hardest thing to remember in the throes of a crisis is that every bad break can also be a blessing. Indeed, there are always unexpected benefits in misfortune, provided we meet our crises with a shift in outlook. Born of the author's own terrible trauma, What Doesn't Kill You presents hard-won advice and practical exercises to help readers most effectively navigate the winding path from loss to regeneration. Rich with stories of people who have come through tragedy to find new or different meaning in their lives-from the author's own story of her daughter's near-fatal car accident to the experiences of survivors of the September 11 attacks-What Doesn't Kill You will help readers not simply survive adversity but harvest a new kind of strength from it.
About the Author
Maxine Schnall is the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of five books. In 1974, Schnall founded Wives Self Help Foundation, Inc., the first marital hotline in America, and has served as its executive director ever since. She lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: A Way to Find Meaning in Loss||1|
|1||The Answer to "Why Me?"--The Three Principles||15|
|2||Connecting with the "Field of Answered Prayers"||47|
|3||Old Lies/New Truths||73|
|4||The Power of Talk||85|
|5||Acceptance Means Letting Go||107|
|6||Help from the Universe: External Events Coincide with Internal Changes||127|
|7||Seeing Loss as Possibility||147|
|8||Creating a New Dream||163|
|9||Love Doesn't Leave||191|
|10||From Grief to Grace||217|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Kelly clarkson I didnt read it
I prefer self-help books written from a purely Christian perspective, but I did find several good points in this book to help me along in my grieving process after losing 8 family members.