What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger: Turning Bad Breaks Into Blessings

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger: Turning Bad Breaks Into Blessings

by Maxine Schnall


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738208602
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/11/2003
Series: Turning Bad Breaks Into Blessings
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

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 Loss1
Part IRupture
1The Answer to "Why Me?"--The Three Principles15
2Connecting with the "Field of Answered Prayers"47
3Old Lies/New Truths73
4The Power of Talk85
Part IIReflection
5Acceptance Means Letting Go107
6Help from the Universe: External Events Coincide with Internal Changes127
Part IIIRebuilding
7Seeing Loss as Possibility147
8Creating a New Dream163
Part IVRegeneration
9Love Doesn't Leave191
10From Grief to Grace217

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What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger: Turning Bad Breaks into Blessings 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kelly clarkson I didnt read it
MichelleinIndiana More than 1 year ago
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.